• Intriguing talks!

    Join us on the Grape Train!

    Vineyard tour and Picnic

    Thursday, September 15 at 4:00

    at Fenn Valley Winery

    $25 per person

  • Our New Horticulture Show

    Fruits of their Labors,

    The Story of Four Pomologists and South Haven Fruit.

    July 8 Until September 24, 2016.

  • Come visit the Museum

    The Bailey Museum is open

    Wednesday through Saturday,

    9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.

  • Research the Archive on-line!

    A new feature is now available, view our archive records from the website: archive

Welcome to the Bailey Museum!

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is located in the birthplace and childhood home of America’s “Father of Modern Horticulture” and a founder of the “New Agrarian” philosophy, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr. We are a museum, National Historic Site, garden, park and educational outreach center, in South Haven, Michigan. We welcome you to come and investigate one of history’s most interesting people. Feel free to join us for events throughout the year.

Activities are supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ride the Grape Train! Join us for a Vineyard Tour at Fenn Valley Winery Thursday, September 15 at 4:00. Tour will be led by Todd Robbins, farm manager at Fenn Valley. Get a close-up view of the vines and… Read more »

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The upcoming Brown Bag talk has been changed! The talk with Ilse Gebbard that was planned for this week, will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at noon. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch! Gebbard will… Read more »

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We are working on a project here at The Bailey Museum. We are interested in what Dr. Fenske describes as a, “Farm type storage shed.” Something fitting an old farm, approximately 12 X 15 X 20, for gardening… Read more »

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Timeline Photos

From “The Garden Lover” 1928 “To one who has no garden (my sympathy is his!) there still remains some of the the essential joys of the garden. – the wonders of the catalogues, the invitation of the soil,… Read more »

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