Chrysanthemums and More!
September 20 - October 27, 2013
For the schedule of Exhibition Events click here.
The annual Chrysanthemums and More! exhibition is a richly colored horticultural display featuring autumn’s favorite flower accompanied by botanical elements ripe for the season. Featured prominently in several display areas, chrysanthemums will not only welcome you with bursts of color but lead you through the exhibition to such highlights as cascading chrysanthemum walls, fresh floral designs and chrysanthemum sphere topiaries.
Working together to develop a common theme, design elements such as specific plants, textures, materials and colors are developed by the horticulture department and exhibitions staff. From there each exhibition area is meticulously planned by staff and installed with a generous amount of help from volunteers. This year brings wall displays (vertical plantings) of boldly colored chrysanthemums intertwined with unique textures provided by ornamental cabbages and kale, inviting guests into the Seasonal Display Greenhouse and Children’s Garden.
A returning favorite is the chrysanthemum sphere topiary. Over 1,000 fresh-cut cushion mum blooms are used to construct the five spheres that make up this unique structure. Each sphere takes about one hour to construct with the flowers lasting for about one week, at which point they are replaced with a fresh new topiary. Look for it in the Victorian Garden Parlor; it is a detail not to be missed.
Taste of the Gardens Cafe
Come celebrate the change of the season with Taste of the Gardens café. Enjoy the fall colors, a new autumn menu and some old favorites. In September, with the opening of the Chrysanthemums and More! exhibition, our menu will change, adding new items and featuring some fabulous local seasonal products—including items from our own Michigan’s Farm Garden. Fall is a fantastic time for food. Come join in the fun and savor a taste of the gardens. Open late on Tuesday nights.
Chrysanthemums and More! is made possible by:
The Meijer Foundation
Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park