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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park


by John VanderHaagen, Director of Communications

One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park served 670,000 visitors in 2019 and was recently listed in the top 30 most visited museums in the United States by The Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news.

The 158-acre main campus features Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest interactive children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer.

The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, Ai Weiwei and Jaume Plensa, among others.

Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with exhibitions by Ai Weiwei, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Mark di Suvero, Jonathan Borofsky, Alexander Calder, Jim Dine and others.

In June 2015, the eight–acre Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened. Created by renowned designer Hoichi Kurisu, the garden features sculpture by Anish Kapoor, Jenny Holzer, David Nash, George Rickey, Masayuki Koorida, Zhang Huan, Guiseppe Penone, among others.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park:
Grand Rapids, MI

** All photos courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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published April 21, 2020

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Cherry Tree Promenade and Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. Pete McDaniel photo

Eve by Auguste Rodin. William J Hebert photo

Iron Tree by Artist Ai Weiwei. Dean Van Dis photo

Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. Zen style. Peter McDaniel photo

Stone pathways. Dean Van Dis photo

Japanese Garden_View. Pete McDaniel photo

Japanese Garden bridge. Pete McDaniel photo

Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden

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Stone art. Artist Masayuki Koorida

Orchids. Pete McDaniel photo

Passion flower. Pete McDaniel photo

Aria by Sculptor Alexander Liberman. Peter McDaniel photo

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