Michigan's second most popular tourist attraction ... the world’s best sculpture park … one of the world's 100 most visited art museums ... one of the Top 30 Must-See Museums on the planet. These are just some of the accolades earned by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park since it opened in 1995. No trip to Grand Rapids is complete without a visit to FMG!

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Learn from former Chief Curator, Joseph Becherer

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, 2015, the eight-acre Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened 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. 

Garden Highlights

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

Sculpture Park Highlights

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

Exhibits & Events

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Annual Events

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

Summer Concert Series - 2021 Season is Back!

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.

Upcoming Events

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  • 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE
  • (616) 957-1580

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.

Experience Grand Rapids, Michigan's diverse attractions including parks, the John Ball Zoo, museums, nature centers and sculpture gardens. Whether you're vacationing with the family or traveling for business, you'll want to take some time to enjoy these fun things to do in Grand Rapids.