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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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United States of America - Michigan - Grand Rapids

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Comprised of 125 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and botanical gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year round experience with indoor tropical, arid, Carnivorous, Victorian and seasonal gardens, world class changing sculpture gallery with shows by international artists, and outdoor acreage featuring a world-class sculpture park, children's garden, historic Michigan's farm garden, amphitheater for summer concert events, nature trails and board walks. The integration of horticulture and sculpture flows throughout the site, uniquely blending both art and nature, setting it apart from other more traditional botanic gardens or art museum experiences. Described as "a national treasure" by President Jimmy Carter, Frederik Meijer Gardens has grown to become an international destination in a short span of time. Distinguished by sculptures from well-known artists such as Rodin, Moore, Oldenberg, DiSuvero, and many others, the sculpture representation is significant to the Midwest region on equal terms with other well known arts institutions in the world.

Main Address:
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE
Grand Rapids
Michigan 49525 United States of America

Telephone: (616) 957-1580
Fax: (616) 957-5792
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: David Hooker, President/CEO
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Scott Davidson, Plant Records

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1995
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 51 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.9807540
    Longitude: -85.5903470
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1400 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 800

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes