American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions ProgramYour membership supports children’s outdoor learning, museum exhibits, dynamic programming, the preservation of this National Historic Site, and more. It also brings you into our community.

As a museum member, you will have access to a quarterly newsletter and notification of coming events, along with a 10% discount on most classes and workshops. The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is also a member of the Reciprocal Admissions Program of the American Horticultural Society.

The American Horticulture Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program offers free admission and/or additional benefits at 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands.

More information about the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program can be found here.

Your membership directly helps the programming and operation of one of the oldest standing homestead museums in Michigan. Join today and help restore this homestead to its proper place in history and keep Bailey’s vision and legacy alive in the twenty-first century.

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“I propose a Society of the Holy Earth. Chapters and branches it may have, but its purpose is not to be organization and its practice is not to be the operation of parliamentary machinery. It will have nothing to ask of anybody, not even of Congress. It will not be based on profit-and-loss. It will have no schemes to float, and no propaganda. It will have few officers and many leaders. It will be controlled by motive rather than by a constitution. The associations will be fellowships of the spirit.

“Its principle of union will be the love of the Earth, treasured in the hearts of men and women. To every person who longs to walk on the bare ground, who stops in a busy day for the song of a bird, who hears the wind, who looks upward to the clouds, who would protect the land from waste and devastation realizing that we are transients and that multitudes must come after us, who would love the materials and yet not be materialistic, who would give of himself, who would escape self-centered, commercial and physical valuations of life, who would exercise a keepership over the planet, — to all these souls everywhere the call will come.” L. H. Bailey, from Universal Service: The Hope of Humanity, 1918