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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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Summer at Finlandia Gardens

A visit to Finlandia Gardens this summer will present you with many changes. In addition to new plantings we have added a Little Free Library, a large brown bear, and a Sami drum design. A Memorial Garden celebrating Finnish center members, their families, and friends has also been added.

New volunteers have brought their energy and skill to the gardens. Visitors bring their enthusiasm as they discover the resources in our landscape. We have prepared a list of services and products that are available for nominal donations to our gardens. We gratefully accept donations in many forms to add to our resources. Your no longer needed garden material or hardware will fit nicely with our growing collection of supplies which we share with others.

Each year we watch the steady progression of blooming perennials as the spring season moves forward. Just as the spring bulbs and wild flowers complete their display, the flowering shrubs begin blooming along with iris, peonies and roses. There is a continuous flow of beautiful flowers that progress through the summer. Those tall weedy looking plants, goldenrod, New England asters and others, not often seen in suburban subdivisions, show their beauty in our gardens near the end of summer and into the fall season.

Visiting Finlandia Gardens at different hours of the day provides many perspectives that can be seen of a garden. Varying light patterns, angles, shadows and temperatures create new perspectives for the garden visitor.

We hope you will take time to visit Finlandia Gardens of the Finnish Center. Perhaps you will find a book in our Little Free Library or a blooming perennial of interest. Come by on a Monday morning and meet our garden club members. Join us for coffee mid-morning. You can visit our gift shop as well after 10 AM. We look forward to your visit.

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