• “Every man in his heart knows that there is goodness and wholeness in the rain, in the wind, the soil, the sea, the glory of sunrise, in the trees, and in the sustenance that we derive from the planet.”


  • 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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