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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.

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Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Award

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Summer in Finlandia Gardens

Spring in Finlandia Gardens was spectacular this year. Due to the amount of rainfall, flowering shrubs and trees were outstanding. New perennials have been added to the landscape including foxglove and delphinium to enhance interest  in gardens near the FCA building. The drought in late spring and in June made garden maintenance more challenging.

A Boy Scout has agreed to do a project for the FCA as part of his Eagle Scout preparation in the form of a brick patio in front of our lounge. This to be completed in July. Two of his brothers have done projects for us in previous years. We are looking forward to adding this improvement at the Rose Garden.

Wildlife continues its presence in our gardens but with the abundance and variety of plant matter little damage is observed. We have what can only be described of herd of bunnies that are so tame they will hop right by without fear. They seem to enjoy our weed lawn more than our premium perennials for which we are thankful. We have seen deer, opossum, chipmunks, resident groundhogs, chipmunks, along with nesting birds and evidence of nocturnal wildlife as well.

With numerous areas in which to relax and enjoy our gardens, we urge you to come by for a lunchtime break. Check out our gardens at the rear of the property near our wood shop. Sit on our deck and observe the bird activity in the wetland, or visit our two water gardens, the Succulent Garden, the Look, Smell, Touch, Taste Garden Cart, as well as our vegetable gardens.

Walk across the bridge to our Wedding Gardens and sit in the shade under the pergola among the many blooming perennials. Or find the Gathering Garden in the wooded area south of the building and relax in the cool greenery on a hot day in summer

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10AM until 4PM visit our Finnish Center and tour the building or the gift shop with its many offerings including delicacies from Finland.

Membership in the Finnish Center is open to all who wish to learn more about Finnish culture or who enjoy knowing friendly people with an interesting past to share. We also have great locations for your rental needs.

Our garden club meets on Monday mornings from 9 til Noon with a break for a beverage and something interesting around 10:30 AM. Our Finlandia Gardens are open from dawn until dusk. Come by, we would love to see you.

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