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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Outdoor sign at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park surrounded by colorful garden and trees. Brian Craig for Experience Grand Rapids
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (2-4 hours)

One of the world's 100 most visited art museums features a wide variety of indoor and outdoor gardens. Guided tram tours available.

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Artist: Mic Carlson Location: St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Park Medium: Bronze Artist: Mic Carlson
St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Park

This scenic sanctuary is dotted with bronze statues inspired by the patron saint of the environment and animals. "Francis with Great Joy," bronze, Artist: Mic Carlson

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Grand Ideas Garden (1 hour)

Master gardeners maintain thousands of diverse plants, all labeled for your education and inspiration. Additional educational opportunities available.

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Visitor sign at Blandford Nature Center Experience Grand Rapids
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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Windmill Islands Gardens (1 hour)

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

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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, all in the heart of Holland.

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Garden Extras

Visit local garden centers, including Countryside Greenhouse, Michigan's largest retail greenhouse. Tour beautifully manicured gardens outside magnificent 19th-century homes during June's Heritage Hill Garden Tour. Visit farm markets on The Fruit Ridge, a unique topographical land feature and agricultural mecca.

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