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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!

Vendors

Interested in becoming a gift shop vendor? Please fill out the Vendor Application Form and email us at [email protected].

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 - Fall / Winter

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 $13.25

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

  • Michigan Hot Brown $14.25

    Oven-roasted turkey breast, apple butter, peppered bacon, smokey cheese sauce. Served on Nantucket sourdough.

  • Feta & Artichoke Flatbread $13.50

    Italian artichoke hearts, sweety drop peppers, Mediterranean feta spread, fresh mozzarella, arugula. Served on naan flatbread.

  • Cubano $13.95

    House-smoked pulled pork, applewood ham, baby Swiss, yellow mustard, McClure's pickles. Served on Nantucket telera roll.

  • Smoked Brisket Quesadilla $13.95

    House-smoked beef brisket, sweet corn, caramelized onions, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, chipotle barbecue sauce. Served on jalapeño cheese tortilla.

Fresh Greens & Grains

Salads are served with a warm ciabatta roll.

  • Michigan Maple $13.75

    Grilled natural chicken breast, candied pecans, dried Montmorency cherries, goat cheese, Michigan Maple vinaigrette. Served on heritage greens.
    Vegetarian Option $10.50

  • Halloumi & Hummus Bowl $13.95

    (Vegetarian) Israeli couscous, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted carrot hummus, grilled halloumi cheese, oregano vinaigrette. Served with pita chips.

  • Rainbow Root Vegetable $13.75

    (Gluten Free) Roasted parsnips, carrots, beets, smoked blue cheese, peppered applewood bacon, heritage greens, pepitas, cider vinaigrette.

  • Vegan Soba Noodle Bowl $13.75

    (Vegan) Buckwheat soba noodles, crisp cabbage slaw, wasabi peas, toasted cashews, togarashi spice, gochujang vinaigrette.

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 3 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 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