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Reminiscent of a 1930s Family Farm

Michigan's Farm Garden

The farmhouse, barn, gardens, and animal pens are reminders of a bygone era when the land supplied the family with groceries and income; a time when every family member helped with chores. This farmhouse is a three-quarter-scale model of Lena Rader Meijer’s childhood home. Farm animals are represented by bronze sculptures throughout Michigan’s Farm Garden. Various vegetable gardens and flower beds dedicated to heirloom varieties are planted behind the farmhouse.

Farm Garden

Highlights

1880s Farmhouse

Central to Michigan’s Farm Garden is the replica 1880s farmhouse, a three-quarter-scale model of Lena Rader Meijer’s childhood home. The wraparound porch has rocking chairs that allow visitors to reminisce and relax.

Windmill

The windmill, an important feature on the farm, supplied water and powered other machinery. Restored to its original glory, this windmill is from the family farm where Lena Rader Meijer grew up.

Heirloom Vegetable Patch

The vegetable gardens and flower beds are dedicated to heirloom varieties—open pollinated types used for more than 50 years. The rose bushes found at Michigan’s Farm Garden originally grew in Lena Meijer’s home garden and were passed on to her by her mother. Vegetables harvested here are used seasonally in the James & Shirley Balk Café.

Barn

The century-old barn at Michigan’s Farm Garden was moved from a farm in Algoma Township, north of Meijer Gardens. It features white pine walls, ponderosa pine flooring, and a cedar shake roof. Awarded “2005 Barn of the Year” by the Michigan Barn Preservation Network, our barn remains a symbol of a vanishing way of life.

Family Fun

Events

Farm Garden Springtime Walks

Farm Garden Springtime Walks Michigan’s Farm Garden is the focus for these wonderful springtime walks for preschoolers and their families. Each week, kids will explore the farm, participate in kid-friendly activities and listen to fun farm stories. Hope to see you down […] ...
10 - 24 Apr
10:30 am
Michigan's Farm Garden
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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