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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.

These are just some of the accolades earned by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Just minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, this 158-acre haven integrates horticulture and sculpture throughout its site, setting it apart from other more traditional botanic garden or art museum experiences.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Learn from Chief Curator, Joseph Becherer at the Meijer Gardens
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Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park: A Grand Rapids Treasure


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. 

Gardens Highlights

  • 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

  • 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.

Dining

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.

Accessibility

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  • Getting Around the Venue: The main entrance is located near the accessible parking spaces. There are activated power doors at the main and side entrances. The sidewalks at the main entrance are flush with the parking lot surface.

    There are several large Men’s and Women’s multi-user style Restrooms with accessible stalls available. There is a single-user style Restroom present in the main lobby. There is a Men’s and Women’s multi-user style Restroom on the lower level.

    The interior halls are wide and level. There is a lowered counter in the lobby.

    There is a large elevator to the lower level near the lobby.

    The facility experiences very high traffic during events, and noise levels may become high during peak hours. The interior spaces are very well lit. Chair and bench seating is available throughout the facility. There is chair and table seating available in the Taste of the Gardens Café.

    The outdoor paths in the Sculpture Garden are wide.

    There are public multi-user restrooms available in the sculpture park proper, and in the Michigan’s Farm Farmhouse.

    The Amphitheater has public restrooms.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Frederik Meijer Gardens parking lot at 1000 E. Beltline NE. — 0.0 miles from the venue.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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