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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park brings joy to guests every season of the year—and your support makes it all possible. With the financial gifts of a supportive community, Meijer Gardens provides programming, exhibitions, events and collections for nearly 750,000 guests annually.

Why You should donate

A Legacy Of Love

Fred and Lena Meijer always loved gardens and sculpture. Since 1995, they shared their love of thought-provoking and beautiful art and green spaces with more than 13 million visitors, through Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

This legacy continues to resonate within the West Michigan community and as an iconic cultural institution regionally, nationally and internationally. The institution’s growth is a testament to something distinctly human: the need for beauty, to connect with nature and the arts, and to gather as a community.

We strongly believe our growth will continue and this great institution will thrive for decades and generations to come. At its very essence, Meijer Gardens is a place of joy. It’s a legacy of love shared by Fred and Lena Meijer, the Meijer family, and thousands of employees, volunteers, and donors who have created a special corner of the world.

Annual Fund

Keep Meijer Gardens growing by providing support for general expenses associated with daily operations. Annual fund contributions offer vital support to help provide quality programs, exhibitions and events. For additional information, please contact Julia Van Fleet at 616-975-3177.

Amway-Meijer, Inc. Fund for Education

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has created a new endowment fund: the Amway-Meijer, Inc. Fund for Education. Benefiting underserved elementary school-aged children, this fund will provide the necessary financial resources for children to visit Meijer Gardens for a professionally-led educational art and horticulture experience. To make a donation to our Amway-Meijer, Inc. Fund for Education, please contact Jennifer Bell at 616-975-3170 or make a contribution online here. Gifts of all sizes are important and much appreciated!

Tribute

Tribute gifts express so many things: friendship, appreciation, love and support, to name a few. Gifts in honor of an individual or organization acknowledge special occasions or special traits that we admire. Gifts in memory of a special someone express our need to keep their spirit alive. Gifts in tribute to Meijer Gardens recognize your support of our mission. Books, trees, benches, and sculpture sites are available to help you honor or memorialize an individual or organization. To learn more about how to get started, please email [email protected].

Please note, as part of our Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love expansion project, the Ram’s Garden, Tassell-Wisner-Bottrall English Perennial Garden and Volunteer Tribute Garden have been reimagined and expanded. Existing benches and trees will be relocated to the appropriate garden. Names and sentiments previously etched into bricks and stepping stones will now be honored on bronze plaques which are much more durable than the previous bricks. Your support is much appreciated. Please contact our Philanthropy department at (616) 974-5242 if you have any questions.

Endowment

Originally established as the Michigan Botanic Garden Foundation, The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation is a single-purpose foundation with the goal of creating an endowment fund to support Meijer Gardens, a world-class organization.

The Foundation accepts general endowment fund contributions as well as funds designated by the donor for restricted use. For more information, please call Susanne Veeneman at (616) 791-3901 or visit the website www.fmgsf.org.

Corporate Partners

Join the generous corporate community in supporting Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Our Corporate Partners provide support for special events, exhibitions, and critical programming elements that help make Meijer Gardens America’s Garden of Art.

Corporate Partnerships begin at the $500 Friend level and include many benefits and privileges.

For questions and information, please call 616-975-3177 or contact Julia Van Fleet.

Current Partners

Absopure Water
American Plastic Toys, Inc.
Aquinas College
Bartlett Tree Experts Co.
Betz Industries
BHS Insurance
Cascade Engineering
Corporate Live
Custer, Inc.
Deloitte
DJ’s Landscape Management
DK Security
DTE Energy Foundation
Excel Electric, Inc.
FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids
Fifth Third Bank
Foremost Graphics Group
Fox17
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Grand Valley State University
Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids
Hilbrands Landscape Management, Inc.
iHeartMedia West Michigan / Star 105.7
Insignia Homes
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Landscape Design Services, Inc.
Legacy Trust
Macatawa Bank
Meijer, Inc.
Miller Johnson Attorneys
Northland Express Transport
Northpointe Bank
Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.
Pioneer Construction, Inc.
RDV Corporation
Reliable Energy, Inc.
SoundOff Signal
Spectrum Health
Steelcase Inc.
Townsquare Media
University of Michigan Health – West
US Golf Cars, Inc.
Velo Law Office
W.A. Lettinga Investment
Warner Norcross + Judd
Wolverine Worldwide Foundation
WOOD TV8

Sponsorship & Underwriting

Meijer Gardens proudly presents a wide array of exhibitions, events, concerts, programs and activities and seeks individual, foundation and corporate sponsors at varying levels of support:

For more information, please call 616-975-3177 or email Julia Van Fleet.
For information about Great Gardens Party, Sparkle!, or other support opportunities, please email Maggie Scogg.

Needed. Wanted. Appreciated.

Volunteers

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park volunteers are more than just volunteers, they’re family. Offering a diverse set of interests, backgrounds and talents, volunteers devote themselves to educating, informing and bringing a smile to guests’ faces. Learn more about the different ways you can support the Meijer Gardens mission by volunteering your time.

HOURS

Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

CONTACT US

scheduled maintentance

Please note: The Curiosity Courtyard will be closed for maintenance between January 29 and February 7. We apologize for the inconvenience.

weather update

As of Monday, January 15, guests can enjoy our indoor galleries and gardens as well as limited outdoor pathways. Our team is actively working to clear additional pathways. 

Change of hours notice

In appreciation of our staff’s unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the year, we will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to celebrate. Guests can enjoy Meijer Gardens from 9 am – 5 pm. 

We wish you a joyful New Year! 

Change of hours notice

In appreciation of our staff’s unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the year, we will close at 5 pm tonight (Tuesday, January 16, 2024), to celebrate. Guests can enjoy Meijer Gardens from 9 am – 5 pm. 

We wish you a joyful New Year! 

Holiday Hours

We are closed on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1. 

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended holiday hours until 9 pm on December 18-22 and 26-30.

Extended Member Early Hours

Members can enjoy early morning hours on Sundays 9-11 am from November 26 through January 7.

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE