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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

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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.

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.

Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Award

Winter Watch

By David Sharpe

The beauty of winter is upon us and we are ready to face the season with “sisu.” Susu is a Finnish concept which encompasses strength, determination, and endurance.

2020 has been a difficult year. We have had fewer gardeners but those who have been available have risen to the task of providing a beautiful setting for all. New additions to the gardens have enhanced the location for visitors of all ages. We have added new signs, sculptures, seating, and free libraries, to make the gardens more attractive. New gardeners have volunteered and we have scheduled workers in order to adhere to the pandemic regulations.

The beauty of the gardens was not affected by the changing environment for humans this year. Although the Finnish Center has been closed since March, the gardens have been open throughout the year. We hope you have found some positives among the restrictions we have faced. Perhaps more time for reflection and a less frenetic life during this slowdown. We hope you will be able to enjoy Finlandia Gardens this season and in the months to come. Drive by during the winter and see if you can find things of interest in a winter scape.

For questions you can email dcs37mgsc@earthlink.com or call (248) 977-1337. We are always delighted to hear from you.

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