Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory
Over 500 species from five continents.
The five-story Tropical Conservatory is the largest of its kind in Michigan, with tranquil waterfalls and streams winding around lush vegetation. From the massive Bismarck Palm, a native of Madagascar, to the fragrant Orange Jessamin, a native of the tropical Americas, visitors will find plants from tropical habitats all over the world. In March and April, the conservatory is home to the largest tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Thousands of butterflies, imported as chrysalises from Africa, Asia and South and Central America, fly freely within the conservatory.