Home Finlandia Gardens Wedding Gardens
History Donations
Points of Interest The Finnish Center
Awards/Birdhouses Contact Us
Volunteer Opportunities Poems by
David Sharpe
Photo Album  
Finlandia Gardens

Finlandia Gardens

A Celebration of Finnish Gold

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.

Finlandia Gardens

Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Award

Finlandia Gardens



Finlandia Gardens



Thoughts on Autumn

In Michigan, we move from seasons to season, and again, autumn has arrived. Cooler nights and the singing of insects heard after sundown tell us of the end of summer. In approximately six weeks the first frost will arrive, and insects will fall silent. The emergence of the autumn season reminds us of the beauty of the four seasons in Michigan, each unique and ever changing.

Our gardens at the Finnish Center glow in seasonal splendor, Goldenrod, asters, and leaves of many hues, all remind us of years gone by. Piles of leaves, garden harvests, jack ‘o lanterns, and spooky stories again create the magic of autumn.

Garden volunteers enjoy the relief of the coolness of fall mornings. A new patio is taking shape in front of the building, the aspiration of a Boy Scout for his Eagle Scout certification. Soon it will be possible for members and friends to enjoy sitting outdoors for dining and socializing.

Seed collection and packaging continues and seed packages are made available to other wishing to add new perennials to their gardens. As cooler weather approaches, we move to the woodshop for repairing and painting benches, building birdhouses, and creating other wood products.

Autumn is a time for reflection, for remembering our friends and family members, those who have gone on to a different place. Come and visit Finlandia Gardens during this season and enjoy the beauty of Michigan in autumn.

Finlandia Gardens

Please support these friends of Finlandia Gardens:

Click here to see the Finlandia Gardens photo album.

Finlandia Gardens

Finlandia Gardens


Finlandia Gardens

Finlandia Gardens

Finlandia Gardens

Finlandia Gardens

Home | History | Points of Interest | Volunteers | Wedding Gardens | Awards | Donations | Contact Us

submit url