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Posted July 2, 2015


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Michigan's second most popular tourist attraction ... one of the world's 100 most visited art museums ... one of the Top 30 Must-See Museums on the planet.

Family - Running at GardensThese are just some of the accolades earned by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Just minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, this 132-acre haven integrates horticulture and sculpture throughout its site, setting it apart from other more traditional botanic garden or art museum experiences.

Now Featuring

Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens showcases the revolutionary sculptors iconic work in steel. Five of Venet's large-scale sculptures will be displayed outdoors on the front lawn.

Don't Miss in 2015:

The opening of the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. Japanese gardens, known for shakkei, or borrowed view, are among the world's most revered and treasured garden styles. On June 13, the eight-acre Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opens to the public, enhancing the venue's existing displays of sculpture and horticulture. Tranquility, simplicity, and beauty are the essence of a Japanese garden- something long appreciated by Fred and Lena Meijer, whose experiences with and shared love of the form led to asking about one being added to Meijer Gardens. 


Top 10 - Meijer GardensGardens Highlights

• Arid Garden
• Carnivorous Plant House
• Children's Garden
• English Perennial Garden
• Japanese Garden - opening 2015
• Michigan's Farm Garden
• Seasonal Display Greenhouse
• Tropical Conservatory
• Victorian Garden
• Woodland Shade Garden

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - Waterfalls - SmallSculpture Park Highlights

• Midwest's most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection
• Works from Rodin, Degas, Miro and many more
• Rotating exhibits dedicated to sculpture traditions of all periods

Annual Events

Butterflies are Blooming - March-April
• Chrysanthemums and More! - September-October
Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World - November-January

Summer Concert Series

An annual concert series runs June through August and features major artists like Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett and Brandi Carlile in a stunning outdoor setting.


Enjoy lunch (or a Tuesday dinner) at Taste of the Gardens Café, underneath a dazzling ceiling sculpture by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The menu features sandwiches, salads, entrees and a kid's menu.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

  • 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 957-1580
  • Region: Northeast

This 200-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the Midwest, indoor and outdoor gardens, largest tropical conservatory in the state, nature trails, guided tram and five acre Children’s Garden. Admission charged. MORE >>