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Amenities

Shop & Eat

Explore the DeVos-Keeler Gift Shop, offering a unique collection of original and handmade gifts, including jewelry, accessories, and treasures for your home and garden. For young visitors, there are also educational books, toys, and baby items to make their visit memorable.

And let us take you on a culinary journey at the James & Shirley Balk Café with our globally inspired menu featuring sandwiches, salads, small bites, and more, all made with local ingredients. Quench your thirst with soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea, wine, and Michigan craft beers.

Original & Handmade Items

DeVos-Keeler Gift Shop

The DeVos-Keeler Gift Shop offers a distinctive collection of gifts, including original and handmade items. We offer jewelry, accessories, and gifts for home and garden. For younger guests, discover fun and educational books, toys and baby items. You’ll find plants for giving and for the home, a large selection of greeting cards, and books on gardens and art. Enjoy our exhibition-related gifts and Meijer Gardens-branded items, too!

Artfully Delicious Dining

James & Shirley Balk Café

Enjoy lunch (or dinner on Tuesday evenings) at the James & Shirley Balk Café, with its dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Named Lena’s Garden in honor of Lena Meijer, the sculpture—comprising dozens of individual blown-glass pieces—spans the ceiling in a continuum of colors, from cool greens, cobalt blues and purples to brilliant oranges, yellows and reds.

With an emphasis on local products, Meijer Gardens’ globally inspired menu changes with the seasons and features sandwiches, salads, small bites and a kid’s menu. You’ll find a colorful variety of beverages including soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea, wine and a selection of Michigan craft beers. Guests could sit indoors in the colorful climate of Lena’s Garden or enjoy the picturesque water fountain and changing seasons of the outdoor Grand Rapids Press Terrace.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi available.
  • Fresh Express take away items are available during regular business hours.
  • No outside food or beverages, please.

Café Menu - Spring/Summer

Kids' Bistro

All kids meals are served with fruit juice and choice of graham Bug Bites or applesauce.

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich $6.50

    (Vegetarian)

  • All-Beef Hot Dog $6.50
  • Cheese Pizza $6.50

    (Vegetarian)

  • Nantucket Baking Co. Pretzel $6.50

    With Honey Mustard (Vegetarian)
    à la carte $4.25

Soups

Made from scratch and served with a warm ciabatta roll.
Ask about our daily selections.

  • Bowl $7.95

    (12 oz)

  • Cup $5.95

    (8 oz)

Sandwiches

Served with side salad and pickle spear.

  • Meijer Gardens’ Favorite Chicken Salad $14.25

    Fred Meijer’s Favorite! White meat chicken, pineapple, walnuts, dried Montmorency cherries, celery, heritage greens. Served on wheatberry bread.

  • Smokehouse Curry Chicken Salad $14.25

    Smoked chicken thighs, celery, red onion, golden raisins, spring mix. Served on cranberry walnut bread.

  • The Pambazo $14.50

    Chorizo sausage, potato, pepperjack cheese, iceberg slaw, guajillo chile sauce, cotija crema. Served on Nantucket telera roll.

  • Vernal Vegetable Melt $14.25

    Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, oven-roasted tomatoes, red onion, arugula, pesto, Bulgarian feta, fresh mozzarella. Served on Nantucket telera roll.

  • Tuscan Turkey $14.75

    Shaved turkey breast, tomato-artichoke bruschetta, smoked provolone, roasted garlic mayo, arugula. Served on ciabatta.

  • Pitmaster's Barbeque Brisket $15.25

    House-smoked barbecue brisket, caramelized onions, baby Swiss cheese, mustard-seed horseradish mayo. Served on ciabatta.

Fresh Greens & Grains

Salads are served with a warm ciabatta roll.

  • Michigan Cherry $14.25

    Grilled natural chicken breast, spring mix, candied pecans, Montmorency dried cherries, shaved fennel, goat cheese, Michigan cherry vinaigrette. Served on heritage greens. VEGETARIAN $11.95

  • Strawberry Burrata $14.75

    (Vegetarian) Soft burrata cheese, fresh strawberries, spring mix, arugula, red onion, harissa-maple almonds, crispy quinoa, balsamic vinaigrette. Served with crackers.

  • Za'atar Roasted Chickpea $14.25

    Grilled natural chicken breast, spring mix, seedless cucumber, grape tomato, red onion, roasted red peppers, Bulgarian feta, lemon za’atar vinaigrette. VEGETARIAN $11.95

  • Barbeque Chicken Cobb $14.95

    Spring mix, smoked gouda cheese, tortilla strips, black-eyed pea pico, grilled natural chicken breast, avocado, smoked tomato vinaigrette. VEGETARIAN $11.95

Gourmet Mac & Cheese

  • House-Smoked Brisket Burnt Ends $12.50
  • Zesty Jalapeño $8.95

    (Vegetarian)

  • Applewood Smoked Bacon $9.95
  • Classic Smoked Gouda $8.95

    (Vegetarian)

Deli Sides

Ask about our Chef’s deli sides of the day or visit the Grab N’ Go case for our delicious varieties of scratch-made deli favorites, including wraps and salads.

Beverages

Fountain Coke Products
Bottled Beverages
2% Milk
Coffee (Regular & Decaf) or Tea
Hot Chocolate

Beer & Wine are also available.

Desserts

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With One of Our Delicious Desserts

Hours

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
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

 Full menu service ends at 4 pm every day except Tuesday, when it ends at 8 pm.

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 grounds maintenance

On Tuesday, April 16, the Treehouse Village and Woodland Boardwalk in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden will be closed due to tree removal for the safety of our guests. Thank you for your understanding. 

Garden closures

Please note: The Harvey Lemmen Sculpture Gallery in the Sculpture Park will be closed May 20-21 for scheduled tree work. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

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