Frederik Meijer Gardens


Experience masterpieces of art and nature to delight your senses! Enjoy one of the nation’s premier horticultural display gardens and sculpture parks, ranked among the top 45 most-visited art museums worldwide, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The permanent sculpture collection—one of the nation’s most significant—features more than 200 works indoors and out on a 158-acre main campus.

The outdoor Sculpture Park features significant works within a variety of
natural settings connected by waterways, meandering paths, lawns, meadows and quiet walkways. Although sculpture is found across the Meijer Gardens campus, more than 50 major works by masters Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Louise Bourgeois, Mark di Suvero, Richard Serra, Roxy Paine, Ai Weiwei and others are featured in this area. The permanent collection focuses on works by established and emerging sculptors, from the Modern tradition to the present. Earliest works date to the later 19th century, with masters such as Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin. Starting with them, the comprehensive presentation includes sculptors from the late 19th century forward. Temporary sculpture exhibitions are developed annually, most curated by and for Meijer Gardens.

Summer is a season of vibrant beauty and endless discovery. As the sun’s warmth envelops lush landscapes, guests are treated to a stunning array of blooms and foliage. The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden becomes a buzzing hub of activity where families and youngsters enjoy interactive play and learning, splash in the Great Lakes Garden, and explore nature trails. The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden offers a tranquil retreat, replete with meticulously maintained flora, cascading waterfalls, and peaceful Zen-Style Garden. Each pathway offers new adventures, from awe-inspiring Contemporary sculptures nestled amidst the greenery to ponds and waterfalls showcased in this 8-acre oasis.

Summer also brings a dynamic lineup events and programs. Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens and Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club feature a variety of performances by local and nationally acclaimed artists. Educational events and guided tours provide deeper insight into horticultural and artistic wonders. Whether you seek relaxation, inspiration, or family fun, Meijer Gardens engages all the senses.

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9698 W. Judson Road
Polo, IL 61064
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