“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
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.
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
Making boxwood centerpieces in the barn
Our local bell ringers !