Fredrik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park
Celebrate the majestic harmony of art and nature in monumentally grand scale at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Home to stunning botanical gardens and breathtaking works of art by renowned artists, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a striking open air museum that's truly a sight to behold.
Lauded one of the top "30 Must See museums in the World," the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a staggering thirty acre park that features world renowned sculptures in meticulously designed landscapes. The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park allows you to experience art and nature in a truly innovative and interactive environment. Monumental works of art are placed throughout the park amidst scenic ponds, roaming trails, manicured gardens and shaded woodlands. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a celebration of the spirit and simple beauty.
The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park features sculptures from renowned artists such as Rodin, Degas and Magdalena Abakanowicz and many others. Annual contests and contemporary art exhibits are held throughout the year delivering awe inspiring new art to all of its visitors. Sculptures are featured throughout the entire park and gardens. Visitors can explore nature trails, bulb gardens, natural wetlands, prairies, shade gardens, vegetable gardens, children's garden, tropical gardens and conservatories. With new additions arriving every year, visitors can spend days on end exploring this marvelous art park. Melding the magnificence of nature with the beauty of art, the
The park is available to explore Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9am – 5pm, Tuesday 9am – 9pm, and Sunday 11am – 5pm. You should plan on spending roughly 4 – 8 hours visiting the park. The park offers sculptures collections along with numerous horticultural masterpieces; including, the carnivorous plant house, Japanese garden, English perennial garden, tropical conservatory, and woodland shade garden, just to list a few. In addition the park has special attractions that change throughout the year, including a concert series, various exhibitions, and a children’s garden.
Over seven million visitors have explored Fredrik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park since it first opened in April 1995. It hosts the largest tropical conservatory in the state of Michigan, and spans across 132 acres. Trolley tours, and wheel chair accessible ramps throughout the park ensure everyone can take in all of the beauty nature has to offer.
Whether you visit the park in spring during the months of March - April to see the amazing butterflies, or in the winter months from November – December to see the holiday decorations from around the world, this dazzling open air museum allows you to explore art and nature in a personal, intimate way that is sure to be a memorable experience of a lifetime.