• “It has been a brilliant year, when beast and tree and men have ridden one more journey around the sun and have come back with a harvest. The holy harvest is in the season’s brood, the showers of fallen golden leaves, the preparation for another May, the year’s accomplishment and the ripened soul. The energies of June are garnered in November”


  • Visit The Bailey Museum


    We are open by appointment

    during the winter months

    Please call the museum

    at (269) 637-3251

    to leave a message

  • Research the Archive on-line!

    Made possible with a grant from the National Archives.

    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.  Located in South Haven, Michigan, it is a museum, National Historic Site, garden, park and educational outreach center. Events celebrating Bailey’s life and works are held throughout the year.

These activities are supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.  On-line archive pages made possible with a grant from the National Archives and  Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board.

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Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum's cover photo

postcard of Bailey Avenue in snow, featuring the trees planted by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Sr. (torn down for road expansion years ago), shared publicly by History Prize on their Facebook page

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Dame Judi Dench: My life now is just trees. Trees and champagne

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Photos from Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum's post

Making boxwood centerpieces in the barn

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Our local bell ringers !

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