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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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Spring in Finlandia Gardens

Ruth Stout has said it best, “I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden.” We agree. In early March the first of our spring flowers appeared. Crocuses near our brick patio announced the first sign of spring.

Many additions to Finlandia Gardens will be seen this year including new sculpture, a deck, and a brick patio. A Little Free Library will be located at the front of the property and you are welcome to enjoy these additions to our gardens.

Another Boy Scout project is planned. Each week, every area of the gardens will be interesting to watch as there will be new arrivals of plants and birds in abundance. Fortunately, our nesting barn swallows take care of most of the mosquitos.

As always, new plant varieties will appear from purchases or from the many plant exchanges we attend. We are pleased to share our green bounty with others. Our expansive gardens allow for the presence of field natives not often seen in home gardens.

Seeds collected from our gardens are available and garden amenities are available as well. Our bird houses, feeders, and used garden materials may enhance your garden setting. If you seek a vegetable garden plot we have them available for a small rental fee.

If you have an interest in being a part of an expansive natural landscape you are welcome to come by and explore possibilities at Finlandia Gardens. We are an official location for MSU Master Gardener volunteers.

Our garden club meets on Monday mornings at 9 AM and at other times for your convenience. Photography, design, woodshop, garden maintenance, or just enjoying the beauty of the environment are activities you may wish to explore. We have a garden opportunity to fit your ability and interest.

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Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Award

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