Bloomfield Hills  

Sundial: 837
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 34.167' N  83° 14.717' W
  • Cranbrook Gardens
    380 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 48304

    Dial located in the yard just north of the Cranbrook House, just right of the Northern Terrace. The garden is open free to the public and open for tours.
  • In Cranbrook Gardens, where works of art topiary and American crafts are displayed, one can find a brass horizontal dial transformed into a beautiful sculpture of a ginkgo leaf with the stem serving as the style. Hour lines are the radiating leaf veins. A small circle with Arabic numbers delineates each hour from 6am to 6pm..The ginkgo leaf sundial is about 40 cm and the height of the tail about 14 cm. The sundial hour circle is about 20 cm in diameter.

    The Sundial Garden is named for the ginkgo leaf shaped sundial, using the ginkgo as a symbol beauty in their form and structure, and celebrated symbols of hope, strength, and resilience. Installed in 1982, this is the only garden that is a constant memorial to a former Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary member. It was sculpted by Richard Robinson, a 1981 Cranbrook graduate. A second dial was cast for a Cranbrook Auxilliary Volunteer, who spearheaded the casting of the Ginkgo Sundial design.
General Information:
  • Owner: Cranbrook House and Gardens
  • Designer: Richard Robinson
  • Builder: Richard Robinson
  • Construction Date: installed 1982
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Last Revised: 2023-10-07 17:42