Featured Events

January 30, 2015 December 18, 2016

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

 Welcome to Tranquility Zone, a place for quiet experiences—and fun!

 Use your imagination as you explore this Japanese garden environment.

October 1, 2016

Fall Bonsai Show

See a variety of bonsai—from trees in the early stages of training to lovely older trees—displayed by members of the West Michigan Bonsai Club.

October 25, 2016

An Evening with Dietrich Klinge

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honored to host Dietrich Klinge at the11th Annual Charles Schoenknecht & Ward Paul Sculpture Lecture. This is an unusual event for the internationally renowned sculptor and printmaker, who rarely speaks publicly and has never accepted such an opportunity in the United States. An Evening with Dietrich Klinge will offer an intimate and personal public appearance as part of a conversation with Chief Curator and Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions, Joseph Becherer.

RSVP: 616-975-3144 or Captioning service will be provided. This annual lecture is made possible by Charles Schoenknecht and Ward A. Paul.


Annual Events

June 8 7:00 pm September 26, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

September 16 9:00 am October 30, 2016

Chrysanthemums and More!

November 22, 2016 January 8, 2017

Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World

A marvelous exhibition beginning in November and running through the entire month of December and part of January each year. It includes more than 40 trees and displays, nearly 400,000 lights both indoors and outdoors, choirs, rooftop reindeer, as well as the beloved Railway Garden.

This temporary, annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia freely flying in the Tropical Conservatory. Experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.