Over the next three years, we’ll take you on a journey from the announcement of the Japanese Garden to its 2015 grand opening. This page will contain press information, videos and photos of the excavation to Hoichi Kurisu’s horticulture teachings, construction updates and more.
February 15, 2012 - New Japanese Garden Announced
Meijer Gardens hosted a press conference on February 15 to announce the new 8 1/2 acre Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. The new garden is scheduled to open in 2015. See photos from the conference here.
June 28, 2012 - Early Construction Announced
Meijer Gardens will begin construction in mid-July on The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. The 8 ½-acre addition was announced in February 2012, with a planned construction start scheduled for early 2013. Support from community and sponsors moved construction date ahead of schedule. Read more here.
Photos of the site will be updated throughout the construction process and can be found on our Facebook page.