The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

Event Details

Tribute Garden

March 23, 2018 thru April 30, 2018 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm | Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd.

Tribute Garden

The vibrant blossoms of the Tribute Garden honor Eleanor Ford and all the women who have made a difference our lives. 


With a tax-deductible donation, your loved one will be honored in the garden. Make your tributes in honor of a mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece or any special woman in your life.

If you choose, Ford House will also mail a Mother’s Day card to your honoree informing her of your special gift, if received by April 20, 2018. 


** Please make your gift by May 20 to be recognized in this year's garden.**


The garden features both annuals and perennials suitable for cut flowers. Mrs. Ford was particularly fond of fresh cut flowers.

The palette also features colors favored by Mrs. Ford -- white, yellow and blue -- and a variety of flowers, including Gaillardia, Gladiola, Liatris, Lupine, Marigolds, Osteospormum, annual Salvia, Tulips, Phlox, Columbine, Coneflower, Roses and others. The diversity of plants provides early color and blooms all season long.

We start planting the Tribute Garden in May. After that we invite you, your honoree and family to visit often and enjoy the garden.

For questions, contact Bernadette Banko at or call 313-884-4222.