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A Celebration of Finnish Gold

Finnish gold.
Golden memories of families and friends
blending together in remembrance and reminiscence.
Success in sustaining the cultural legacy of our loved ones. Unique customs and traditions collected in a location of dedication.
Fifty years of golden achievement with contrasts of difference. Sustaining and maintaining during loss and waning.
Building forward through trial and struggle toward cultural fulfillment.
Fifty years of Finnish attainment.
Fifty years of Finnish gold.

by David Hyry Sharpe

(Click here to read more of David Sharpe's garden-themed poems.)

Getting married?

wedding at Finlandia Gardens Have your wedding in the beautiful setting offered by the Finlandia Wedding Gardens. Your wedding photos will be memorable! Contact Landscape Coordinator David Sharpe at 248-477-5709 or email him at dcs37mgsc@earthlink.net for more information.

We are certified as an Urban Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and as a Monarch Butterfly Way Station.

Our Garden Associates include Master Gardeners as well as others with knowledge about Finlandia Gardens. All of our funding comes from the FCA, Garden Associates, visitors and friends.

We would be delighted to have you become a Garden Associate. We offer garden activities at all levels of ability and involvement. In addition, we have a woodshop and vegetable gardens available.

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Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Award

Words of Winter

After a beautiful summer, and an autumn of warm, extended weather, winter is finally upon us. All is quiet and still. The gardens sleep as cold air sweeps through the gardens. Birds feast on crabapples and the remaining seed heads in the gardens and wetland. Our bird feeders are visited regularly by chickadees, finches, bluejays and cardinals. Holiday decorations have adorned the garden areas during the day and brightened the building during the night.

Our garden club members meet on Monday mornings during most of the winter season, repairing and building birdhouses, feeders, benches and other garden enhancements. Planning projects for the next garden season is also another important part of our winter activity. Winter allows us to relax a bit and provides a respite from daily garden activities. It is a great time to catch up on the latest in gardening practice and to share ideas with our garden associates.

Winter is also a good time to drive through Finlandia Gardens as you visit the Finnish Center for Friday night brunches, a visit to the gift shop for some delicious edibles, or attending a program on Sundays. The FCA newsletter can be found at finnishcenter.org. We hope you will make the Finnish Center part of your winter activities. Our hours are MWF from 10AM to 4PM. Enjoy the beauty of the winter months in Michigan.

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