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Meijer Gardens
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Always Growing. Always Beautiful. Always New.

One of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually.

The 132-acre grounds feature Michigan's largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1750-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 Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, di Suvero and Chihuly.

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Upcoming Events

Beverly Pepper: Palingenesis 1962-2012

May 25 – August 26, 2012

Beverly Pepper has been a major force across the international scene since she first captured widespread critical acclaim in the 1960s. This exhibition focuses exclusively on her pioneering efforts in metal beginning with her debut at the famed Spoleto exhibition in 1962 through recent efforts. Charting her innovation and determination, iconic works from across her repertoire will be on view. This is the first major presentation of Pepper’s work in recent years and the first to explore the power and vision of her work in steel. From daring, welded steel of the early 1960s, to pristine geometric works of the late 1960s and 1970s, to the upright sentinels known in public and private collections around the world, the exhibition carries through to ascending monoliths of recent years. The exhibition is exclusive to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Summer Concert Series
June – August, 2012

Eclectic selections of world-renowned musicians headline the 10th annual Summer Concert Series at the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater. The intimate 1900-seat lawn setting is a great place to enjoy a picnic and great music in the summer weather. 

Tuesday Evening Music Club
Tuesdays in July, August 2012

July begins the Tuesday Evening Music Club, a series featuring West Michigan’s finest performers. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the entire facility in addition to the concerts. Bring a picnic, dance and enjoy the beautiful summer weather!

Dahlia Show
August 25-26

Fall Rose Show
September 8-9

Chrysanthemums and More!
September 14 – October 28, 2012

This annual celebration of the autumn season features an extensive chrysanthemum display with hundreds of flowering plants in both interior and exterior areas. Indoor highlights include varieties on display along the winding Scenic Corridor and the Seasonal Display Greenhouse, while outdoor plantings are featured in the English Perennial Garden, Michigan’s Farm Garden and Volunteer Tribute Garden. Color tours, tram rides and seasonal children’s activities are available.

Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture
September 19 - January 6, 2013

Historically, the human figure has served as the near singular subject addressed in sculpture. From the 1950s forward, abstract and non-representational modes of thinking became critical to sculptors and representing the figure in more literal terms fell largely out of fashion. Recently, many artists have returned to the figure but in decidedly contemporary terms. This exhibition is a survey of contemporary sculpture around the subject of the human figure as both an object and a metaphor. Considering a wide variety of formal and conceptual approaches by artists from across the United States and around the world, the exhibition illustrates the diversity and depth of the figure in Contemporary Art from more literal terms to those which are implied or symbolically stated. Building on the strength and variety of the figurative tradition of Meijer Garden’s acclaimed permanent collection; this exhibition explores a renewal of interest in the subject from objects to installations while surveying a broad spectrum of concepts, forms and materials. The exhibition coincides with the fourth annual ArtPrize. 

Herb and Gourd Fest, September 15-16

Fall Bonsai Show, October 13-14

Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World
November 20 – January 6, 2013

Experience the most magical time of year as Meijer Gardens transforms into a world of winter magic with the glow of 300,000 lights, more than 40 captivating international trees and displays, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and more surprises than can fit under the tree. The Gardens Holiday Express train exhibit, a holiday favorite designed by railway garden designer Paul Busse, winds its way through three separate indoor gardens.

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