"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

Events & Calendar

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

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903 S. Bailey Ave

South Haven, MI 49090

(269) 637-3251




Closed for the winter, except for events and workshops. We will open for visits and tours in May 2022