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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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United States of America - Michigan - Grand Rapids

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About the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

About Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park served 696,000 visitors in 2018 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.

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
URL: www.meijergardens.org
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
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1995
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 64 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 Visitors: 696000
    Number of Volunteers: 800

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 3066

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes