"It is a marvelous planet on which we ride. It is a great privilege to live thereon, to partake in the journey, and to experience its goodness."

-L.H. Bailey

Welcome to the Bailey Museum!
The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum & Gardens is located in the birthplace and childhood home of Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr., America’s “Father of Modern Horticulture”, and  a founder of the “New Agrarian” philosophy.  Located in South Haven, Michigan, it is a National Historic Site, garden, park, museum and educational outreach center.

"My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon."

-L.H. Bailey


Information on the Museum, Gardens, Collections, and Liberty Hyde Bailey Jr. himself


Connecting to the Earth through education and direct, personal contact with nature


Upcoming events, conferences, programs at the Bailey Museum and beyond

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We are the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Memorial Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation dedicated to telling the story of America’s Father of Modern Horticulture, the Founder of the New Agrarian Philosophy, and South Haven’s Favorite Son, Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr.

Board of Trustees

Dan Williamson, Chair

 Kent Johnson,  Vice-Chair

Anne Long, Secretary

Joan Hiddema, Treasurer

Beth Clawson, Trustee

Jeff Arnold, City Council Representative

Mark Thomas, Trustee

Museum Staff

 Master Gardener

 Jennifer Lersten, Administrative Assistant

Robin Reva, Artist in Residence

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903 S Bailey Ave

South Haven, MI 49090

(269) 637-3251


Closed for the Season 

We will reopen May 2021

Please call or email to make an appointment