The South Haven Garden Club has a number of projects at this Museum. We provide regular upkeep for the National Federated Garden Bench and the Martha Warner Daylily Garden. We also provide financial assistance for the Bailey’s Budding Naturalist program.
It is an especially meaningful to have Club projects at this horticulturally prominent Museum. It is the birthplace and childhood home of America’s “Father of Modern Horticulture” and a founder of the “New Agrarian” philosophy, Liberty Hyde Bailey. It’s wonderful having such an accomplished man come from our small town. Besides being a lovely museum, this is also a National Historic Site, educational outreach center, and culture hub in South Haven.
How can the club members participate?
Club members can do pure gardening here in caring for “our” bench and daylily garden. We do all the normal activities including clean-up of the gardens in spring and fall with watering and dead heading flowers weekly during the growing season.
How many volunteers are needed to do what?:
Need: 2-3 members for garden upkeep
· Skills required: General garden skills
· Time: less than 1 hour per week
The South Haven Garden Club provides plants, shrubs and garden maintenance supplies for our gardens.
Chairperson: Nancy Daugherty
We also support and help fund the Budding Naturalist summer camp program for children. We do not receive any in-kind donations.
LHBM Liaison: Anne Long