Located in the middle of one of the world’s finest growing regions, influenced by the horticultural prowess of our Dutch ancestors, Grand Rapids offers plenty of inspiration for visitors with green thumbs – and plenty of natural eye candy for everyone else.

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Tram tour photo shoot at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 2018. Art: Aria by Alexander Liberman Experience Grand Rapids. Art: Aria by Alexander Liberman
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (2-3 hours)

One of the world's 100 most visited art museums features a wide variety of indoor and outdoor gardens. Guided tours are available for an additional cost.

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Artist: Mic Carlson Location: St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Park Medium: Bronze Artist: Mic Carlson
St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden (1 hour)

This serene scenic sanctuary is dotted with 17 bronze statues, all sculpted by local artists and inspired by the patron saint of the environment and animals.

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Kent/MSU Extension "Grand Ideas Garden" 2022 Kent/MSU Extension "Grand Ideas Garden"
Grand Ideas Garden (1 hour)

Master gardeners of the Kent/MSU extension program maintain thousands of diverse plants, all labeled for your education and inspiration. Additional educational opportunities are available.

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Images of the landscape and wildlife experiences hosted at the Blandford Nature Center, 2023 Alina Albin for Experience GR.
Natural Habitats (1 hour)

Blandford nature Center and Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve offer hundreds of trail-lined acres of woods, water and meadows in the midst of the city.

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Tulip Field in Holland Michigan - Nick Irwin Images Nick Irwin Images
Windmill Islands Gardens (1 hour)

A 250-year-old working Dutch windmill towers above 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals and picnic areas.

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Colorful Tulips at Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan
Veldheer Tulip Gardens (1 hour)

Six million tulips - 800 different kinds - in spring bloom, plus summer gardens, plants and garden widgets for sale.

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Tulip Time in Holland Michigan Nick Irwin Images
Tulip Time Festival (Event)

"America's Best Small Town Festival" features millions of tulips, great entertainment, and authentic Dutch activities, each May.

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Group Tour/ Step on Guide images Bryan Esler for Experience GR.
Step-on Guides

Engage an expert step-on guide to join your group on your bus for a custom experience specially designed to fit your interests and schedule.

Gardens & Agriculture Extras:

Visit local garden centers, including Countryside Greenhouse, Michigan's largest retail greenhouse. Pick fresh lavender, shop for lavender-infused products, and enjoy lavender-inspired baked goods at Lavender Life Company. Tour beautifully manicured gardens outside magnificent 19th-century homes during June's Heritage Hill Garden Tour. Browse farm markets on The Fruit Ridge, a unique topographical land feature and agricultural mecca.

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