Reviews of Frederik Meijer Gardens (Tourist Attraction)

1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, United States

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REVIEWS OF Frederik Meijer Gardens IN Michigan

Trevor Babiarz

It's a beautiful area and a decent price to get in (about 15$ for an adult) They close at 5pm everyday except for Tuesday's they close at 9 I believe. There is a ton of walking, beautiful scenery, and benches! Plus some cool indoor feature rooms, like a cactus room, a carnivorous plant room, and etc. I recommend it on a nice day.

Mackenzie Vermeulen

A great escape right outside the city. No traffic noise, just you, the plants, and the expansion construction. Always a good time though

Heather Van

This place is so beautiful! The flowers and decorations change throughout the year. The butterfly exhibit is my favorite. They also have artwork, a gift shop, and a great place to eat lunch.

Iaroslav Karandashev

It is one of my favorites places when I visit Grand Rapids. The territory is large, and they are growing! Indoor exhibitions have a tropical garden. Quite large, but not the largest in the US. There are other theme exhibitions. We've enjoyed watching the toy railroad with trains that are riding the whole day long. There are also seasonal exhibitions. We saw the one with national costumes. Outdoor exhibitions have a big playground for kids. There are lots of modern art sculptures. Not all of them are meaning-full but worth to take a look. Maybe you will be able to understand what they mean. :) The gift shop is somewhat average. Similar to other places. It is a place that you must visit in Grand Rapids.

Andrew

Beautiful gardens, art galleries, and sculpture Park. There is also a kid friendly section for youngsters to play. Our son loved the Great Lakes water display where kids can play in the water. The cafe inside is worth visiting for lunch as well.

Amy Rohrbach

Very good visit to FMG with my folks. Such beautiful grounds... you can really enjoy nature's beauty here. And PEACE! I had both folks in wheelchairs, Dad his own electric and Mom we borrowed from them. Everything was accessible. We did have to make a few decisions about going "offroad" on some of the paths based on efforts to get them around on rocks. But the couple times we did, it worked just fine. Would give a five star rating of their grounds navigation was improved. We never knew where we were, even while holding a map and talking to other visitors. Much like Disney, this place gets you lost very easily! But Disney has much better signage!! Either way, it's a beautiful place.

Joe C.

My first experience at this wonderful institution, but most certainly not the last! It was a long drive, but well worth making a day out of it. Come early; otherwise, the lines will be long! A lot of people brought their children, and there was even an area specifically for them. The cafeteria area had good food and (most importantly) coffee--I think I had 3 or so flavors to choose from. The butterflies were, of course, one of the most popular attractions; a must see.

Mohua Nasreen

Well-planned garden. Entertainment for children and the adults. Scenic beauty of the Japanese garden . Well managed tram service. Helpful employees related to trams. Tasty vegan food at the resturants. Would appretiate more presence of flowers.

Dannette Gossage

Atteneded an evening concert in the garden amphitheater. Beautiful back drop to listen to Three Dog Night, who did not disappoint with a soundtrack to my youth. Easy access to seating, rented chairs at $10 a piece (really recommend). Easy access to restrooms (clean) people flow and traffic were easily manageable. Parking free

rima subba

This is a fantastic garden in the city of Grand Rapids.You can walk, enjoy the train ride and also sit in solitude. This place has to show lots of fabulous sculptures which we enjoyed during our train ride.If you are interested, before going there check online schedule for some on going exhibitions. Kids will surely enjoy this place. This property is well maintained with enough parking lots.We went with our friends and enjoyed.

Mollyanne Dejohn

Amazing place for the kids and for a romantic get away date! It is remarkably beautiful inside. This year I took my family to see the butterflies and it was a wonderful experience! We had a blast and had a few land on us!

Quentin McNichols

Saw a great concert by the Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart! These guys can still deliver the goods! They get five stars. Unfortunately the bouncer that Meijer Gardens sent around late in the concert, supposedly to clear the aisles that weren't even blocked, was a little over the top to say the least. It left a bad impression of Meijer Gardens with not just me but also the people around me. With a 75 year old rocker on stage and a peaceful crowd of mostly 50+ year old people, you don't need to bring out the heavy muscle.

Jennifer Hayes

Everything at this place is great. Whether your going to see all of the beautiful plants and flowers, the Fluttery Flutteriest Fluttering Butterfly or a great concert. There is definitely something for all ages to enjoy. Butterfly Exhibit is byfar my favorite.

ALEKS Zlatic

One of the nicest gardens so far. Great variety. Check out the Japanese section

Justin Salmon

Went to the walk for epilepsy and checked out a large portion of the gardens, absolutely breathtaking and I can't wait to go back next year

Diane C

The gardens are always a wonderful place to visit. They're currently expanding the visitor center, but it doesn't interfere with a visit. The sculptures change over time, so there's always something new to see. The Tea garden is lovely, but the tea house is only open about 6 days each year. We'll continue to stop when in the area!

Josh DeJong

Beautiful garden to go to with diverse garden spaces. Only issue is the higher price for admission, which could be lowered due to the fact that other nature preserves in the area are free to a couple of dollars.

Greg Reichert

Much more than I expected. This is a first- rate gardens and sculpture park. Very reasonable in price considering that you have to spend at least four to five hours to see everything. The entire family enjoyed our visit.

Les Ruster

Beautiful gardens and sculptures. Peaceful. Has a children's area with puppets.

Julie Visser

Beautiful gardens and park. Attended a fundraiser and the food was amazing. Parking is tricky with construction but will be worth the hassle when it is completed. Friendly staff.

Cynthia Edwards

The Japanese garden area is outstanding! Be prepared to walk all around the pond. Magnificent landscape design in the oriental style. The conservatory was interesting, but they don't seem to do floral displays, so it wasn't "flashy". We took the tram tour around the entire gardens, and for me this was the best way to see the large sculpture garden.

JB B

My family and I loved checking out the butterflies for spring break. Lots of construction happening but it's good to see growth at the gardens. I have attended the butterfly exhibit in years past during spring break time and experienced long lines and waits, which ultimately means cranky kids. This time felt much smoother. Still waited in line to pay, but it much quicker. The botanical garden was a little crowded, but I understand it was busy. It was nice enough outside to check out the children's garden. Kids loved the tree house. Great day!

Kurt Anderson

Spectacular sculpture and park. The Japanese Tea house is only open a few days of the year and that’s sad but everything else is wonderful

Kayla Nissen

There's something for everyone here. Visited late august and loved all the blooms (pollen allergies beware. Come ready with with an antihistamine). The statues were a really nice touch and loved the greenhouse portion as much as the outdoor portion. Wished the gift shop stayed open just a little longer as everyone filters out of the garden, missed it by 1 minute.

Benita Sperling

all art very little gardens Japanese garden was nice but a lot of waterfalls were not working

happilysad211

Definitely a place to go at least once! Very beautiful flowers and sculptures. There's an area for children to play around in, a water area, and the Great American Horse!

Madison Perkins

This place is absolutely beautiful. They're currently expanding the area right now so there's a lot of construction going on outside. This leaves you with a long walk up to the building, but let me tell you, it's definitely worth it! You can see all of the different types of vegetation that grows in separate regions of the world and each plant is labeled accordingly. It's worth checking out!

Laura Satterfield

It is no wonder that Frederik Meijer Gardens is listed in the top 5 botanical gardens in the U.S.! We are blessed to have this jewel in our own back yard. The Japanese Gardens are so beautiful and inviting.

Elizabeth Romero

Visiting family up in Michigan- i was looking for things to do in the general area of grand rapids/lansing. Found this cool place in google- was worth every penny. I would come back to this place when i visit again.

Ashley Press

This is an amazing place for the whole family. We loved the butterfly exhibit in the spring. Early June is a great time to be out in the garden. There's so much to see. It's beautiful! And, we didn't even see one mosquito.

Latifah Abdullah

The Sculptures are supper the Artist leaves it up to you to decide what you want them to be. Even thou they had names. Decorate the garden for Hollween.

Chandra Babu Arangi

The sculptures are excellent. The tram tours are well organized. The tour guide on the tram was very informative. Tram tour is a must which is reasonably priced. As other reviewers said, this is definitely a must visit place. Around 2-4 hours may be needed. They are expanding now and may be we can expect more indoor things in future.

David Garcia

I had a few hours to kill in Grand Rapids. So headed over to the gardens, it’s so much more than I could’ve ever expected. The gardens are absolutely breathtaking - probably the best botanical gardens I’ve been to, and the artwork is very good and top-notch. If you’re into either I would definitely recommend checking it out. The gift shop is also a great place to grab some trinkets to bring back for friends and family if you are visiting from out of town.

Brenda Hunsaker

This place has to show lots of fabulous sculptures which we enjoyed during our train ride. There is a ton of walking, beautiful scenery, and benches! Plus some cool indoor feature rooms, like a cactus room, a carnivorous plant room, and etc. I recommend it on a nice day. The statuary was eclectic ranging from traditional to modern abstract. During the holiday season they've featured elaborate Christmas trees, and this summer they have an Alice in Wonderland theme in their children's garden area. The entire experience has always been great.

Tara Luu

Very worth the price. The venue itself is very clean and spacious, lot of places to explore with great stories behind it. This place is ideal for family and young children to discover and play. It would be great if they offer bike rental on-site since the place is so big. My parent were old so they had a hard time after visiting 1/4 of the place. There was a tour (for $4/person if I remember it right) with vehicle but they did not stop at all location.

B Ouwinga

We love coming here and actually had our wedding at Meijer Gardens in the Victorian Gardens. I would recommend a visit here to everyone, no matter the age. There is definitely something for everyone.

John Cornwell

The indoor gardens are beautifully designed, displayed, and tended. But it's the outdoor space which our family loves so much, especially the Japanese Tea Garden. Our kids are 8 and 6, and they have no difficulty connecting to the beauty of the sculpture and arboretum.

Natalie Holbrook

Very nice place. I attended a wedding here and it was absolutely lovely. The staff were very helpful and genuinely nice. The gardens were beautiful.

Chris Lerzak

Fantastic place to take the family for a day. The sculpture garden is amazing and unique in the Midwest. There is a large area just for children with a splash fountain. Highly recommended.

Georgianne Vinicombe

Loved our time in the Frederik Meijer Gardens. The tram rides was surely a highlight and my favorite sculpture is the "horse". Wonderful, warm staff, great gift shop and the restaurant was fantastic. All around great experience and highly recommend.

Soap Box Gaming

The Japanese Gardens are so tranquil and relaxing. In between finding a great restaurant or seeing a show downtown stop in to take a break and admire the beauty of this place. It's well worth the time and hike to see the art on display.

Justice Hewlett

This is a wonderful place for kids and adults. Their themed gardens and the attractions inside and outside make fun for all ages all year round.

Alexandra Duncil

This place was incredible! There is a lot to see, you could easily spend an entire day here. I loved that they had an indoor and outdoor area. Priced reasonably as well.

M S Bhave

This garden has something for everything. Amazing gardens, great sculptures, fun children garden too.They have some special exhibitions and shows too. There was a Dahlia Show on the day we visited.

Vandit Patel

This place was great, highly recommend stopping by when visiting the Grand Rapids area. Variety of plants and sculptures throughout the park. Easily walkable in 3-4 hours while taking time for pics and soaking in the view. They also offer a bus that takes you around to see all the sites but I'd recommend walking around to get a closer view and you can also take your own time in different areas. They have a section specifically for kids as well!

Char Chandler

Meijer Gardens is always growing, changing art displays. Its a beautiful place for a venue whether it be a wedding or a corporate party. You can walk through the inside exhibits and the outside or take the tour shuttle. There's a nice gift shop and a cafe to enjoy a bite to eat. In the summer you can enjoy the open air concerts at the amphitheater. Its a beautiful place to just relax take photos and enjoy.

Demi Vis

Absolutely excellent place to go. Not expensive, but expansive. Wonderful garden of all sorts of plants around exquisite sculptures of all types. There's really something for everyone there, check it out!

Jamie F

My family and I had a wonderful time. There is so much to see see. The grounds were kept very near and tidy. Very reasonably priced.

Ceci Garcia

Have lived in West Michigan almost all my life and barely came visit.. it is beautiful. So excited for the renovations coming soon. Its a great place to bring family and friends. From outside it looks small but there is more that plenty of space to walk around. Definitely coming back.

Deanna Parsons

This place is absolutely amazing. Romantic setting I would say leave the kids at home enjoy some art.

Barbara Baranowski

A beautiful place for the entire family to enjoy an entire day for a reasonable price. Definitely take the tram tour on arrival. The site is so huge it's a great opportunity to scope it out and narrow your focus. Be sure to grab the free brochures available at the welcome center before you venture out. The information will make the day more worthwhile. Great food available at Café at reasonable prices. FREE parking. Lots of walking but numerous and beautiful placed to sit. A picture- takers delight. You will surely want to return. Consult their great website for even more.

Pratima Dayal

I enjoyed the garden but I went on a day that was super and hot humid. There weren't many places for shade/relief in the structure part of the park I thought. Also, apart from the title and artist, I would've liked to have seen a little something about the inspiration behind each piece and maybe how long it took to create or such...even if there was a QR code that you could scan on the map or near the structure to connect you to more information about each installation.

Marina Paulson

Very beautiful, and really big place my husband and I didn't even walk the whole thing and we were there for 3 hours. Hope to go again soon

Camilla Sutter

What a lovely escape. Meticulously tended gardens with sculpture of all styles artfully placed. Needed much more time to explore the corners. Would be interested for a picnic or a walk with a loved one or some time with a camera.

Connor Falls

We visited for the first time during our honeymoon. Since then, we have been back 3 times and now have a membership. Anytime we're in GR we love to swing by.

Alma Erickson

We love the Gardens. So much for little ones to do. Getting the family membership is worth it. It has more than paid for itself! The volunteers are knowledgeable and kind. The entire experience has always been great.

ShinigamiAryanna

Meijer Gardens is an inspiring place and I enjoyed every second of my time there! I would advise planning an all day excursion if you want to go because the Gardens are expansive and there is a lot to see.

Justin McCoy

Definitely worth a day or two or more! The membership is definitely worth it if you live nearby. Amazing to watch the landscape and plants change over time and the park always seems to have something going on. Am especially excellent place to bring children, since it has lots to look at, an indoor play area, and an outdoor play area with water tables, sand pits, a big tree house thing, and more!

Dreamer Bryant-Allen

Very beautiful grounds. Loved the kids play area. It's the shape of Michigan highlighting the great lakes! Neat touch

vaughn herter

Very pretty park especially with the statues and well worth the entry fee. As I understand they also get new exhibits from time to time also and they were under construction. Just a fair warning you have no less than 3 miles of walking if you don't want to pay for the tram. I'm putting them at 4 stars because though I appreciated the place and had a nice afternoon it wasn't astounding. Btw this place is good for kids

Fernando Vergara

Beautiful place! Wonderful butterflies and the sculptures are amazing. You can spent all day easily. Children friendly. It's mandatory to visit if you are going to Grand Rapids. For sure I'll go again. The staff was very nice too!

Mark Kieda

We have been members for years. Take our grandson there to the children's area and he loves it. Japanese gardens are beautiful. No other place like it in the country.

Kelsey Roe

I am a Coloradoan and I have been here more times than I can remember, it stays the same yet it's always changing with new exhibits and seasons. My all time favorite was the Dale Chihuly exhibit around the park. Keep up the amazing work!!

Ryan R

Such a great time at the Meijer Gardens. Even under construction they still make it easy to get in. Amazing gardens indoor an out. Grab a map and go for a sensory explosion. Sights and fresh smells make for a wonderful day. If you're feeling take it easy grab the tour bus and sit back and enjoy. Highly recommend.

Robert Webber

Not as big as I imagined so it's not overwhelming, you can do everything in one day. My favorite part were the inside tropical and desert areas. Lots of cool sculptures. Take the tram tour for a good overview of the whole property. They have a nice cafatieria so it's easy to make a day of it. Good place for kids, they have their own garden area.

John H

The gardens are beautiful are beautiful and so are many of the sculptures. DON'T WORRY IF YOU ONLY LOVE TRADITIONAL FIGURATIVE SCULPTURES. THOUGH THEIR WEBSITE EMPHASIZES THEIR MODERN ABSTRACT PIECES THERE ARE STILL MANY TRADITIONAL FIGURATIVE SCULPTURES ALSO. OLDER WORKS BY FOLKS LIKE RODIN AND DEGAS, BUT ALSO CONTEMPORARY REALISTS. SOME ARE SERIOUS AND POWERFUL AND OTHERS WHIMSICAL AND FUN. Many gardens are full of color. Japanese and children's gardens are particularly good.

Dave Colling

Excellent. A lot of building work going on around the outside but what a fabulous place. It was out of season when we went and hardly anyone was there. Gardens and statues are amazing. Japanese gardens are a must see as is the film showing the design and building of them. Food was good in cafe and staff super friendly, all appearing to be older volunteers. Would love to see it when renovations/extensions are complete. Would imagine very busy in peak season however.

Nanjangud Srikanta

I love flowers, and this was paradise. The Children's garden was on-hands for the five senses. Wish I had more time to spend at this place. The garden is sprinkled with priceless sculptures.

Cha Cha Rodriguez

Gardens are pretty. Plenty of waterfalls.The American Horse Sculpture is the best one. Don't know about the others. Clean, well-kept even while under construction.

Harry Vann Phillips

I went to Meijer Gardens specifically to see the DaVinci Horse. We walked through all the garden exhibits saving the Horse for last. The statuary was eclectic ranging from traditional to modern abstract. I absolutely loved all the various water features including running water falls and ponds throughout the garden. The Japanese Garden was my very favorite garden venue including the raked sand garden which I enjoyed immensely. A lot of construction underway for the new indoor venue which promises to be spectacular when completed. A wonderful venue for anyone who enjoys landscaping, gardening, or art.

Pk Withrow

Beautiful place. Volunteer on the tram ride did an excellent job of relating the sculptures to the plantings. The Japanese Garden is magnificent and even our teens enjoyed the Children's Garden. Can't wait to return to explore the Gwen Frostic Woodland Garden, Lena Meijer's Farmhouse area and the natural areas visible from the boardwalk.

Deborah Pavlik

I was at the gardens with my grandchildren they were having an evening to honor grandparents. We had a delightful time and the gardens were beautiful as always.

Candice Fleszar-Smith

A great visit for my #ToursAroundMichigan groups who want to explore the area with an award winning guide. This place is amazing indoors and out. You can go in for a couple of hours or spend the day. There is so much to see, and tons of relaxing moments to soak in. Feel connected to nature here, and exhale. Look for the hidden sculptures. They're everywhere!

Howard Johnson

Having a family membership, or an annual pass is really the only way to enjoy all the Meijer Gardens have to offer considering all of the seasonal and special exhibits that are displayed throughout the year. Great family event. A trip to “the gardens” can also make for a great “date night”, or even a place to go by oneself. No matter how many different times we’ve been there we always seem to find something that we didn’t notice before. The annual butterfly display is always a wonderful event for children as is the annual “Christmas trees from around the world” display. Great place to catch an intimate concert during their summer concert series also. Parking is relatively easy and there are minimal, if any stairs. There’s a gift shop with a wide array of different things for almost anyone in need of a unique gift.

Jeremy Anderson

Great place to explore and unwind, so peaceful! Also a great venue for concerts! Ticket prices are steep but the venue is so small and intimate that it's worth it!

Robert Lindsey

I'm from Memphis TN. I came to visit a friend and we came here. I love botanical gardens and this place blew my mind!! Puts Memphis' to shame!

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Beautiful and serene surroundings with exceptional staffing. Went through the butterfly exhibit and Japanese Garden. Excellently executed. If you only knew the amount of work and regulations that this botanical garden enacts you'd be additionally amazed. Beauty abounds all year long! Not to be missed! Concerts too!

Megan

The gardens are absolutely stunning!!! They are truly one of nature's miracles, and you cant help but blow up your phones storage with hundreds of pictures! The bus tour takes about 45 minutes and shows you a lot of sculptures and drives past the gardens, so if you are all for the sculptures, go on the bus tour, if youre more for the gardens, you should walk around. They are truly creative, full of color and beauty and definitely worth your time!!

Cori Sandoval

My husband and I took our kids there in April, mainly to see the Butterfly Exhibit. I hadn't been there in years. It was nice, but there weren't nearly as many butterflies as I'd seen there in the past. The staff were all extremely friendly, but over all the experience wasn't as much fun as what if expected it would be.

Tim Szczesny

What a great place! We drove the 2 hours from Detroit to spend the day here on a Tuesday when they have extended hours, and it was well worth the trip. Much more fun than I expected with several indoor and outdoor gardens, and sculptures abound! We were here for 4 to 5 hours, and we were walking the entire time, so bring your most comfortable walking shoes as this place is very large! We were able to see everything we wanted to see in that time frame. The cafeteria was not great, but good enough that we did not need to leave the grounds for lunch. Portions that were a "must" from my perspective: walk the perimeter of the Japanese Garden, walk through the entire sculpture park section, don't miss the indoor gardens (arid, carnivorous and seasonal plant houses), the bigger-than-life bronze horse statue by Nina Akamu in the Piazza. I hesitated to visit the Farm Garden, and it turned out to be less than exciting, until we saw the Frey Boardwalk that wanders quietly through the wetlands, and the Woodland Shade Garden. Both walks were so relaxing, quiet and shaded. I can't believe it took us this long to visit this place, and it is a great activity to bring friends and family when they visit from other states. Our visit was in late June, and we were not bothered by any bugs. We'll definitely return.

Justin Ferguson

I think it is quite remarkable that this place exists. A tremendous amount of time and effort goes into keeping this place beautiful for everyone to enjoy. You can spend a few hours enjoying the sights and still not see everything the first time through. A massive renovation is currently underway. If you are in west MI this summer please check this place out. We love it!

Rachel Krotz

This place is huge. Butterflies in bloom is a huge attraction for the park. Make sure to bring your walking shoes, water bottle, and sunscreen. It is a nice place to visit for families to spend time together and be able to connect without the need of technology. Love the sculptures, and the way it just brings people together in such a unique way.

Tonia M. Brecount

Beautiful space. The tram ride is definitely worth the extra $4, gives you a good overview of the park and lots of information on the artists and history. Highly recommend!

Tony Mignano

Truly enjoyed our visit. Well worth the modest price of admission. Definitely a stronger focus on plant foliage and art / sculptures as apposed to flowering plant life.. No a bad thing..

Jill Carle

I have lived in the Grand Rapids area for many years. The only time I had been there was to see the famous Butterflies Exhibit in a indoor tropical enclosure. The other time I was there was to see the Christmas trees decorated in that Country's traditional ornaments. On that particular day I also saw the VERY large bronze horse! But to go beyond these indoor activities was as far as I had ever visited. What a place I discovered outside those walls!!!! What I found with a friend was a beautiful, serene, well manicured gardens that span many acres deep. The outside of The Gardens is for those who LOVE nature and can appreciate it for all it has to offer! It is quiet and very tranquil. You can ask for a wand that will give you a guided tour of the areas and what to look for. There is a Children's area with two water features and a splash pad. There are trams that will take you around for those that cannot walk. All of the areas are suitable for a wheelchair, as I was in one the places we went. wheelchairs are free for adventuring people who want to see The Gardens at their own pace. As we were leaving, we heard a band warming up for a concert that night in the outdoor Ampitheatre! It was the B52s! All summer there are shows you can see and vary in price. That day for the B52s was $91 a ticket. You can also buy a year pass for $120 for a family. The pass is good for unlimited entries, communications, and VIP treatments in many ways. The Gardens also host weddings and receptions . Back to the Gardens for a minute... The trails to each Garden have benches all along the way and water fountains along the way too. It's a wonderful place! I hope you venture outside and see what Frederick Meijer Gardens is really about!

Amanda Sanderson

Absolutely gorgeous place. A complete blast for a family trip. They have an awesome Treehouse for your kids to play. Stunning scenery. They even have a train to ride around the whole place. And if you need an event center to get married there's not a more beautiful place.

Casey Mohr

Awesome concert series and the gardens and sculpture park are always a good way to spend a day. I do wish they had better hours for working people.

Tim Popma

This place has alot it wonderful things to see and do with kids of any age. A great trip for a family outing or a class trip

Jean Vander Heiden

Awesome place to walk around Japanese garden was beautiful. Make sure to ride the tram to get extra info on gardens.

Michael Anspach

Beautiful in so many ways. Peaceful gardens, highest quality sculptures everywhere. We spent several hours there, but you really need a whole day, if not more. Very friendly personnel. We're looking forward to our next trip to Grand Rapids so we can see the parts we missed. A very good value.

Grace Wolbrink

A small, intimate venue with diverse summer concert opportunities. Nationally to locally aclaimed performing artists usually set the stage in exceeding excellence. This year, Grand Rapids Ballet lowered the bar on the series typical performance excellence. Their "look at me on stage" approach lacked the skilled engagement and artistic excellence domenstrated by other local artists.

Emily Veler

AMAZING!!! We went there in June while things were just getting started... It was absolutely perfect! A large kid's section was decently entertaining but the rest of the gardens were way better. It was SO clean and maintained and a wonderful family excursion. Will be going back for sure

Marie Quinn

Wonderful place to stroll through the outdoor garden! The conservatory, however, was a great disappointment. Hodgepodge of plants crowded together. The Arid room was especially disappointing. Plants from different arid regions mixed up and mostly sickly looking

Drita D'Alessandro

Absolutely stunning! Had such an amazing time here, from the Carnivorous plants, to the Tropical green house, and the amazingly tranquil and beautiful Japanese Garden. The Da Vinci Horse and the Koi Pond were my absolute fave spot though. Well worth the drive out to visit from Traverse City.

elizabeth garcia

Too many invasive species! You have a farm, flowers and no bees? There are FAKE bee boxes on the property, it's ridiculous. Literally, we have a polinator crisis and bees are all over this park, but there's no apiary. The "farm" had food growing and nothing was picked or accessible for picking. Do they not harvest it? Does all that food go to waste? Missed opportunities all over the place!

James Griffith

An excellent mix of well done sculptures and natural beauty within the gardens. Some highly manicured flower beds and other naturally growing wetland areas. Definitely a highlight of Grand Rapids

Monica Sparks

This is a lovely place. Lots to explore while you are here. They host many great events and exhibits. Staff is always friendly. Right now the parking is (FAR) away because of the construction, hopefully spring 2020 they will be done. If you are a Senior citizen...be prepared. The walk feels like a quarter of a mile if not more. The little restaurant also has REALLY good food. I had soup and a veggie artichoke sandwich under $10. Make a day of going, everything is under 1 roof.

Asbjørn

This place is an incredible breath of fresh air. I've been here plenty of times since I was a kid and I can't tell you enough how much I love coming here. The tropical greenhouse feels like you're inside Biosphere 2, and the sculpture park is an interesting insight to the culture of Grand Rapids. 10/10 will definitely go again sometime soon

Maarten Reinders

We enjoyed it so much. As a family from The Netherlands we had (with family from around Grand Rapids) a very nice experience walking around the park, visiting the department for kids and finally attending the live concert. We had a great evening

Steve Johnson

Take the family. Walk around and look at things. You'll love it. There were turtles downstairs. The farm is cool. You don't have to be a garden nut to enjoy it. Find the banana plants. Look at sculptures. Go looking for waterfalls.

Elyse Chesser

This place is fantastic! The grounds are beautiful with all different areas, such as the boardwalk and the many trails. There are tons of sculptures to see, and the amphitheater is a great place for concerts. Definitely 2 thumbs way up!

Holly Barnett

We go here often with our children; It's beyond beautiful. Our children enjoy wondering the trails, seeing the artwork, and love the Treehouse playground. We recently did the Kids Tram Ride; So much fun (Highly recommend). My husband and I attend many concerts at their venue; We both agree, it one of the best venues around!

Naga Venkata Pradeep Namburi

Very clean and well maintained gardens. We liked it very much. Sculpture park and Japanese gardens are great.

Glenn Youngstedt

Best I have seen. Japanese Garden is the best. Will go back!

Margaret Howarth

Wonderful place to visit for adults and children. Would love to go back and see more

Steve Tedhams

Love the beauty of creation. Shout out to our Creator who makes wonder and awe. Well presented and helpful staff that love their work.

Darcy Swartz

This place is amazing! There is so much to see and do that we only saw half if it! We had a lovely time, my husband and I just love all different sorts of plants!

Walter Antunes

We are visiting from Brazil and did not expect much from this place, but decided to give it a shot. What a pleasant surprise. Awesome childrens garden (we wish our grand daughter was here), nice Japanese Garden and the central Piazza has a wonderful sculpture. But the high moment wa the Sculpture Park. What a collection of great art work, even a Rodin. Grand Rapids is fortunate to have an organization that cares so much about art and making easily accessible to all. What a surprise!

Nathan DuPhene

Great place to bring kids, toddlers, and babies. The Children's garden is fun for adults, too! Besides the Lena Meijer Children's Garden, there are greenhouses, a giant horse, a farm garden, and much more. A family yearly membership is definitely worth it, if you plan to come here more than twice a season.

Dora Matheny

We have gone to see butterflies for 10 years. We love it and so do the kids. Worth the price. Very nice inside but always busy at butterfly time. Expect a super long line if your not early. Even if you are expect to walk from your parking spot. Even handicap is a hike. But everyone is always friendly. A great day trip.

Richard Connell

The gardens have become a tourist attraction. Plenty to see and do. It is developed well beyond the simple concept of a conservation area. Wood walkways led you through wetlands and you can see a wide variety flowers and trees. Yes statues are everywhere along with play areas for children.

Sena Hermiz

We were in Grand Rapids for another event and decided to visit Meijer Gardens based on the good reviews and Meijer being my favorite grocery store. The gardens are amazing. We all enjoyed it including 2 teenage boys. The Japanese gardens were very nice and surrounded by water. I've been tho many gardens but I haven't seen this much water around. We also saw a sand garden that was part of the Japanese gardens and was really cool.

Helen Switzer

My two favorite things, Art and Plants! They are adding on. Going back to see what is added! Wonderful Children's Garden. I highly recommend taking the little ones!

tami hall

Such a beautiful and fabulous place! Definitely not something you can take all in on one visit. Can't wait to see it in the spring\early summer!

Stephen Fortune

Amazing garden we will definitely be back. There is so much to see one simply doesn't go once and see everything.

Jake Kennard

So many reasons to like this place. Beautifully kept gardens both indoor and out. Most of the areas are planted in such a way that there is hardly ever a season where you won't have an enjoyable visit. There are quiet benches everywhere with pretty views that make it worth coming back again just to find a spot to read a book, reflect, or just enjoy. The base year membership is an amazing deal to get unlimited access. The events and concerts may be a bit pricy but just to have them as an option is a neat thing since you'd want to visit regardless of them.

Kyle J. Peterson

Wow. This place amazing. Great family destination. The children's garden was a feat just by itself not even including the whole rest of the garden. Very beautiful. My kids loved the sculptures. We spent over 4 hours there and didn't even see it all. We currently have 2 yo and 6 yo boys. My wife, myself, and our boys were something like $34 for admission fee... Not cheap but not that expensive. Well worth a visit. We will be back someday I imagine.

Andy Cigars

A gorgeous and delightful place to visit. The gardens were beautiful and the volunteers at the Zen Garden were friendly, helpful and some of the nicest people we met. We even had the fortune to go on a night when they had a free concert. Such a fun day. Highly recommended.

Jon Lee

First time going a week ago...WOW. What an amazing place! So much to walk through and see. Very clean and well kept. A lot of construction going on outside but it's no big deal once you're in. Be prepared for a line. Bottom line this place is worth the trip! A great expirence for the entire family, no matter the age!

Skylar Walter

(only downside: very hot day) But has wonderful indoor sections, too: art & greenhouses! The statues and the gardens outdoors continue on very far and wide! Absolutely lovely! The children’s section is AMAZING for any kid! So many wonderful hands on, immersive experiences!

Jeff Bertsch

The place is very impressive. I just think with the money Meijer makes and the volunteer help they have, admission could be free or a donation. Most of the art is a matter of opinion on its quality.

Nadine Potempa

Wonderful wonderful. Amazing every time we visit. Exciting to see the gardens in different seasons and times. Pristine!

Lyree Adams

Went with my son's preschool class! The kids enjoyed their adventure. Plenty of pint size explorations!

Lion Chaser

If you've never been, you've got to go. If you've been in the last 12 months you'll see the same stuff. Butterfly's every year (very cool if you're first in line), concerts every summer (very cool), and other small interesting changes to keep the experience fresh. The new Japanese garden is amazing!

Katy B.

I've been here twice now, and enjoyed both visits. It boasts 150+ acres of manicured landscapes, wheelchair/stroller accessable paved paths, larger-than-life sculptures, and indoor exhibits. During the holiday season they've featured elaborate Christmas trees, and this summer they have an Alice in Wonderland theme in their children's garden area. The indoors gardens, while closer to humid tropical temperatures, offered a great refuge from the heat outside. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable, and there's a cafe with simple food and a nice gift shop if you're into supporting the gardens beyond just the cost of your ticket. They offered military, senior, student, and AAA discounts. It's currently under construction, but it didn't affect our visit.

ASHLEY HINSEY

Beautiful gardens, sculptures, and water features. Volunteers were very knowledgeable and provided our family with fun interesting facts

robyn Bernard

The best outdoor garden area ive seen in michigan so far. There was renovations happening but they clearly marked paths to entrance areas.

Kevin Gunn

A great place to visit, looking forward to going again someday. It's a nice outdoor activity to do with kids as well. Plenty of walking paths and the children's garden was very well done.

Business Hours of Frederik Meijer Gardens in Michigan

SUNDAY
11AM–5PM
MONDAY
9AM–5PM
TUESDAY
9AM–9PM
WEDNESDAY
9AM–5PM
THURSDAY
9AM–5PM
FRIDAY
9AM–5PM
SATURDAY
9AM–5PM

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