The Master Lecture Series

World-renowned gardeners, artists, authors, physicians and speakers.

The Master Lecture Series brings world-renowned gardeners, artists, authors and speakers to Meijer Gardens each spring and fall. Held in the Huizenga Grand Room, lectures are free for members and included with admission for non-members.

Environmental Lecture

The Environmental lecture presents speakers and topics related to the natural environment. Past speakers include Louie Schwartzberg, Lee Stetson and Daniel Janzen with his wife and research partner, Winnifred Hallwachs.

Secchia Garden Lecture

In April, Meijer Gardens hosts the Secchia Garden Lecture, which features internationally recognized gardeners speaking on a variety of horticultural topics. Past presenters include Peter Hatch, Paula Hayes, Sydney Eddison, Adrian Bloom and Dr. Kendall Brown. See the Events section below for more information on future Secchia Garden Lectures.

Great Authors Lecture

Every other autumn, an author writing on topics regarding the mission of Meijer Gardens presents a related lecture. Recent authors include Geoff, Dyer, Alexandra Fuller, Jorie Graham and Ian Frazier.

Physician As Writer Lecture

This lecture features doctors who are also highly accomplished writers and speakers, as we explore the parallels of writing and medicine and the power of art—in this case the written word—to heal. The inaugural event in this series featured Dr. Abraham Verghese, and the second annual event featured Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee.