Michigan November 17, 2016
There’s An Enchanting Natural Oasis Hiding In Michigan And You Need To Visit
If you’re a plant and nature enthusiast, you’re well aware of the fact that Michigan is home to plenty of gorgeous flora and fauna. But if you’re also an art lover, you’re in for a special treat. With a visit to this whimsical sculpture park and garden in Michigan, you’ll be able to combine the best of both worlds.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is located off the East Beltline in Grand Rapids and remains open year-round.
The facility opened in 1995 after over a decade of fundraising and development by the West Michigan Horticultural Society.
Frederik Meijer Gardens prides itself on promoting “the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts.”
Each year, the gardens draw in thousands of visitors from across the world.
Frederik Meijer Gardens employs a large staff of full-time workers and volunteers, all of whom use their talents and passion to create a simply stunning environment.
No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll be blown away by the artistry and care taken in making the gardens and sculpture park a truly unique destination.
Peruse 30 acres of meadows, streams, and walkways as you take in all sorts of thought-provoking sculptures.
From the modern to the miniature, each sculpture in the park will amaze you.
One of the most famous attractions at Frederik Meijer Gardens is the American Horse, which towers above visitors as they pose for photos.
Head indoors for a look at the permanent and rotating art exhibitions that occupy the main building — you’ll see everything from modern photography to classic paintings on display.
When you’re ready to enjoy a taste of nature, step inside the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory, which boasts over 500 species of plants in a lush, green setting.
You’ll even find a variety of birds in the conservatory — as well as an annual butterfly exhibit that feels like something out of a fairytale.
Other attractions include a carnivorous plant house and an arid garden, which showcases plants that thrive in dry climates across the world.
In warmer months, enjoy an outdoor concert at the grassy amphitheater.
You’ll also love wandering about the DeVos Japanese Garden and perusing a large display of stunning English perennials.
No matter what the weather is like, you’ll be blown away by the beauty and ambiance of Frederik Meijer Gardens.
For more information or to view current events or exhibits, visit the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park website