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.
Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet with the Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company.
Join us for insights on Peter Hatch's facinating work serving as director of gardens and grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello during the Secchia Garden Lecture.
Events in January, 2014
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to present a special, yearlong exhibition showcasing revolutionary sculptor, Bernar Venet.
Rediscover some of the world’s tastiest and most nutritious grains. Quinoa, farro and millet have amazing tastes and textures. Find out the best ways these healthy grains and others can be used in salads, stews, baked goods, desserts and more! Samples and recipes included.
- Sue Stauffacher
- Members $30
- Non-Members $37
Investigate the beauty of black and white photography. Focus on light and shapes and experiment with shadows. Proper exposure and achieving the best black and white images will be covered. Some time will be spent shooting outside. Tripod recommended, but not necessary. Dress for the weather.
- Dusty Brown
- Members $25
- Non-Members $32
Enjoy hundreds of exquisite orchids featured in lush displays in the Grand Room. Members from Grand Valley Orchid Society will answer your questions and point out some of the most unique orchids.
Create a modern terrarium in a unique glass container. Learn which plants work best, discover planting techniques and tools that make the job easier, and learn how to care for your miniature garden. Customize it by bringing sparkling rocks or small figurines from home. Explore the fascinating history of terrariums and new innovative approaches, including hanging and wearable terrariums. All materials provided.
- Julie Francke
- Members $45
- Non-Members $52
More than forty selected major works by more than twenty sculptors—including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Anthony Caro, Louise Nevelson, George Segal, Antony Gormley, Roxy Paine, and others—will be featured.