Bringing joy to the lives of nearly 600,000 guests annually.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a charitable 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation with a Board of Directors overseeing the successful operation of the organization.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened in April 1995 after 13 years of planning and fundraising by the West Michigan Horticultural Society. In 1990, Fred and Lena Meijer were asked for their support, and they embraced the concept of a major cultural attraction centering around horticulture and sculpture. The original vision has turned into a top cultural destination in the Midwest region, known internationally for the quality of the art and gardens.
Meijer Gardens' dream and commitment is to create a legacy of lifelong learning, enjoyment and a rich cultural experience for generations to come. It is a non-profit organization, privately funded by grants, foundations and individual and corporate gifts. The organization is operated by almost 200 full and part-time staff, more than 800 volunteers and supported by gifts from more than 21,000 member households and many donors.
Meijer Gardens promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, located at 1000 East Beltline N.E. in Grand Rapids, MI, opened to the public in April of 1995. One of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, Meijer Gardens includes Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; five indoor theme gardens; outdoor gardens, nature trails and boardwalk; One of the nation’s
most significant sculpture
and botanic experiencessculpture galleries and permanent sculpture collection; library; café; gift shop; classrooms; and meeting rooms. Both indoors and outdoors, the 132-acres are barrier free and handicap accessible. Our 2009 building upgrade was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver status by the USGBC (U.S Green Building Council). Since it opened, Meijer Gardens has attracted more than eight million visitors.
America's Garden of Art Book
America’s Garden of Art is a pictorial essay of Meijer Gardens’ exhibitions, features and art. More than 220 color images display Meijer Gardens in every season, complete with essays by Chief Curator Joseph Becherer, CEO and President David Hooker and historical timeline by Larry ten Harmsel.
This book can be purchased in the Meijer Gardens Gift Shop, or online through Distributed Art Publishers.