Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Today we celebrate Earth Day in an entirely new way – not planting seeds or taking a nature walk with friends. Instead, we are in a precarious time where we must stay at home in Michigan. Still, the Taylor Conservatory Foundation marches on, online. Your support and virtual fellowship is critical to keeping the gardens growing and keeping our garden family together. We encourage you to send us photos of your home gardens and share uplifting experiences you may have had at the Conservatory. The Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has a very robust 2020 calendar, of course, subject to Michigan Governor’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order. As our chief mission is to create beautiful gardens and public spaces, our main concern is the health and well-being of individuals in the community we serve. We continue to work behind the scenes to bring the beauty of nature and cultural arts activities you have come to love. We hope to move forward with our plant sale on the weekend of May 9th and our annual planting days soon after with a new set of physical distancing guidelines and safety precautions. Many Nonprofits have had to cancel events and fundraisers during this unprecedented time, and the Conservatory is no exception. We are currently seeking monetary support and donations of non-invasive perennial plants and new or gently used garden related items - tools, décor, support structures, tea cups etc. Donations may be made electronically via the ‘Donate’ button on our website. We can also send an invoice with a link to pay online or mail a check to : Taylor Conservatory Foundation P.O. Box 1903, Taylor MI 48180. Plants and garden items may be delivered to the Conservatory once the Stay at Home order has been lifted.
We appreciate all of you and wish you a safe and healthy Earth Day!