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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.)

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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.

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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

Autumn in Finlandia Gardens

By David Sharpe

Autumn in Finlandia Gardens is an aural and visual feast. Through the night insects in our wetland provide a symphony for the listener and at dawn the music ends until dusk. Cooler temperatures and visual cues of autumn are all around us. Late bloomers like chrysanthemums, New England asters, toad lilies, and Jerusalem artichokes along with the transformation of leaves gives the season its unique display. The rains this year have left us with green space not usually seen at this time of year. Our designs and sculpture add touches of further interest to our many gardens and seating areas.

We have added a check list for your exploration of our gardens. See if you can locate all of the points of interest listed. Our community gardens are open from dawn till dusk through the year and are for your use. If you are so inclined, we are delighted if you choose to volunteer to do any of the over 100 opportunities we offer. However, that is not expected - unless you wish to be a part of our adventure. Our gardens are Covid-free and you can relax during your visit. If you come by in the morning you will often find volunteers, and a free tour with a ride on our garden cart is offered.

For additional information you can contact David Sharpe at dcs37mgsc@earthlink.net or 248-977-1337. We hope you will stop by and give us a greeting.

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Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Award

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