A Volunteer Organization With 40 Acres of Possibilities
- Organization: Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary
- Date(s): Opportunities all year round.
- Contact person: Mary Ann or Colleen
- Phone: 248 645.3149
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: housegardens.cranbrook.edu
Cranbrook House and Gardens is maintained primarily through the commitment and dedication of Auxiliary volunteers. Please help us achieve the mission of conservation, restoration and preservation of the Cranbrook founders’ home and gardens.
We have an immediate need for someone to manage the orchids in our recently renovated greenhouse. Our Gatehouse, the entry-point to Cranbrook House and Gardens, is also in need of personnel. Please contact us if interested or for more details!
Cranbrook House and Gardens is located at 380 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The centerpiece of the National Historic Landmark Cranbrook Educational Community, the house was designed by noted Detroit architect Albert Kahn in 1908 for founders George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps in the English Arts and Crafts-style and is the oldest surviving manor home in metro Detroit. The Booths commissioned the finest artisans, craftsmen and studios of the period to furnish the house with handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained and leaded glass, and other works of fine and decorative art. The 40-acres Cranbrook Gardens are noted for their formal, woodland and naturalistic gardens incorporating fountains, statuary, lakes, streams, and extensive traditional and naturalist plantings.