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

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Honor Someone Special in the Tribute Garden
Posted: March 23, 2018

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 on signage among the blossoms in the garden. Make your tributes in honor of a mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece or any special woman in your life.

We can also mail  a special Mother’s Day card to your honoree informing her of your thoughtful gift, if received by April 30, 2018. To be recognized on the sigage, we must receive your donation by May 20.

To make a donation, click here:

Ford House Tribute Garden Donation Form


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. It will be located near the Gate Lodge. 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. 

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