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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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Winter Comes to Finlandia Gardens

Two new Master Gardener volunteers, the FCA being accepted as an official MSU MG volunteer location, and a Finlandia Garden  Environmental Award from the Farmington Hills Beautification Commission have all added to our garden persona this year. 

The new brick patio built by an aspiring Eagle Scout, a deck near the willow grove, and a surprise in the natural area to the west of the driveway can all be seen and appreciated even in winter. These additions to Finlandia Gardens have increased the beauty and possibilities in our landscape. We will add a recently built, Little Free Library, to the gardens in the spring.  As we move into winter we experience a sense of happiness and pride for the completion of an outstanding year in the gardens.

The winter season is a time of beauty, reflection, study, creation, and planning for a new year of floral adventures. Our garden club continues to meet in the wood shop on Monday mornings at 9 AM throughout most of the winter. We are warmed by our friendship and of course, an efficient electric heater.  You are welcome to join us for coffee, conversation, and a mid-morning snack. 

Winter is a time for contemplation and appreciation for the wonder, the blessings and even the hardships we have experienced during our lives. We hope you come to the realization that the gardens provide an avenue to peace during this time of reflection.

The Finnish Center has recently been granted 501(c)3 non profit status by the IRS so donations to the FCA are now tax deductible on federal income taxes. Please remember that our gardens are sustained by donations to the FCA by our members and friends like you.

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Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Award

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