Chrysanthemums & More!

September 16, 2022 through October 30, 2022

An annual celebration of autumn, Chrysanthemums & More! is the largest of its kind in Michigan, featuring expansive chrysanthemum displays, fall foliage and family-friendly activities.

View our digital exhibition guide.

Overview

Chrysanthemums & More! Overview

It’s the quintessential fall flower like you’ve never seen it before! Prepare to be amazed by how the mighty mum takes shape at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park this autumn. Now in its 24th year, Chrysanthemums & More! remains a member and guest must-see and the largest exhibition of its kind in Michigan.

More! to Explore

Taking center stage is the Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse. Lose yourself in an immersive chrysanthemum experience, enveloping you in floor-to-ceiling flowering tapestries and whimsical spheres suspended within frames.

Wander the BISSELL Corridor, blooming with monochromatic containers and the wildly colorful creations of local florists—each week showcasing a different hue.

Capture the wonder of our Gateway Garden beds and their fresh take on chrysanthemum color in analogous pairings like pink and purple, alongside bursts of dramatic orange. Notice the diversity in texture and tone of our fall foliage, as bright pink mums are set off by kale and cabbage in a blue-green to purple-red to deep purple spectrum.

Other inviting points of interest are the Grand Entry Garden, Cook Entryway, and Earl & Donnalee Holton Victorian Garden Parlor, each abloom with spectacular specialty plantings.

Outside, discover the Doehne Wildflower Meadow. This visual surprise of native plants and specialty chrysanthemum cultivars is intentionally placed in unexpected waves of color, in a celebration of Michigan’s natural environment. As you contemplate the meadow, take in the rich chrome-yellow goldenrod growing alongside the striking royal-purple New England aster.

On select Tuesdays—September 20 and 27 and October 4—experience the glow of the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden, where majestic trees illuminated with stunning shades and hand-etched pumpkins by local artist Alynn Guerra of Red Hydrant Press light your path.

Bring the family for Tuesdays at the Farm in Michigan’s Farm Garden, where we celebrate the harvest with pumpkin-carving demonstrations, live music, adult beverages and even a Balk Café pop-up. Marvel at the magnitude of our heirloom vegetables, herbs, gourds and impossibly oversized pumpkins.

The family fun continues all season, through the perennially popular Fall Family Day on October 1, the Fall Bonsai Show on October 1 and 2, and Hallowee-Ones on October 21.

Events

Sep

25

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sep 25, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Unexpected Color in Nature

Join us as we experience how Unexpected Color reveals itself in nature.

Fee Information
Included with admission

Sep 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM / Gwen Frostic Shade Garden

Glow Garden

The Woodland Shade Garden transforms into the Glow Garden, its natural beauty enhanced through the power of light.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Gwen Frostic Shade Garden

Sep 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM / Michigan's Farm Garden

Tuesdays at the Farm

Eat, drink and dance in the crisp autumn air!

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Michigan's Farm Garden

Oct 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM / Gwen Frostic Shade Garden

Glow Garden

The Woodland Shade Garden transforms into the Glow Garden, its natural beauty enhanced through the power of light.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Gwen Frostic Shade Garden

Oct 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM / Michigan's Farm Garden

Tuesdays at the Farm

Eat, drink and dance in the crisp autumn air!

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Michigan's Farm Garden

Oct

9

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oct 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Unexpected Color in Design

Join us as we take a closer look at the inspiration behind the Unexpected Color theme.

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Included with admission

Oct 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Hallowee-Ones

Get creative at this special event designed for our youngest visitors.

Fee Information
Included with admission

Oct

23

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oct 23, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Unexpected Color in Floral Displays

Join us as we explore Unexpected Color on a guided tour of the Welcome Center and BISSELL Corridor indoor plantings and floral displays.

Fee Information
Included with admission

Sep 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM / Gwen Frostic Shade Garden

Past Event

Glow Garden

The Woodland Shade Garden transforms into the Glow Garden, its natural beauty enhanced through the power of light.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Gwen Frostic Shade Garden

Sep 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM / Michigan's Farm Garden

Past Event

Tuesdays at the Farm

Eat, drink and dance in the crisp autumn air!

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Michigan's Farm Garden

Sep 20, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Past Event

Coffee with the Curator

Join Meijer Gardens Curator of Horticultural and Environmental Education Eve Choi for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Chrysanthemums & More!

Instructor
Eve Choi
Cost
Members $15 | Non-Members $25

Participating Florists

View new and unique arrangements created by a different local florist each week. Special thanks to these florists for their generous donations!

Hyssop Floral

Horrocks Market

Overgrowth Floral

Kennedy's Flowers & Gifts

Dahlia Acres Farms

Eastern Floral

Meijer Gardens Horticulture Staff

Sponsors

Chrysanthemums & More! is made possible by the generous support of:

The Meijer Foundation
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation
Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Michigan Arts and Culture Council, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
Townsquare Media

Videos

Color Theory
Learn about color theory and how it is used in this year's exhibition.

Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse | Summer to Fall Timelapse
See the Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse change from summer to fall!

Gateway Garden
Unexpected Color is realized from the Chrysanthemums to the More! as you take in the beauty of fall while passing through the Gateway Garden.

Doehne Wildflower Meadow
The visual surprise of native plants is intentionally placed in unexpected waves of color, in celebration of Michigan's natural environment.

Pumpkin Carving Demonstration for the Glow Garden
Printmaker Alynn Guerra will be carving beautifully detailed pumpkins for our Glow Garden evenings, on display September 20, 27, and October 4,

Chrysanthemums & More! Overview

It’s the quintessential fall flower like you’ve never seen it before! Prepare to be amazed by how the mighty mum takes shape at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park this autumn. Now in its 24th year, Chrysanthemums & More! remains a member and guest must-see and the largest exhibition of its kind in Michigan.