While wandering the paved paths of Meijer Gardens, we were constantly awed by the colors popping out at us, the beauty of the glass, and how the sculptures integrated seamlessly with nature. Round a corner and there would be a beautiful Medusa-like fireball, reaching toward the sky. Head down a small path to find a giant rock candy swizzle stick leaning at a slight angle. It was the most impressive combination of art and nature I’ve ever seen.
About Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, called one of the world’s 30 “Must-See Museums” by Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, contains the largest tropical conservatory in Michigan; one of the U.S.'s biggest children’s gardens; arid and Victorian gardens featuring bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a house of carnivorous plants; and an outdoor amphitheater. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park includes a permanent collection with works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, Butterfield, di Suvero, and Calder.