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Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park   Chinese lanterns


The Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids (MI, of the Meijer retail chain) features extensive gardens of many types, including a tropical conservatory, large children's garden, farm garden depicting practices and plants of the 1930s Depression Era, and more.  The Gardens serve as a setting for the internationally renown sculpture collection of the Meijers.  For more  including events, sculpture listing, and gardens, visit their website

 

conservatories

 

Marching Band by Stuart Padnos

 

entrance bed with ornamental cabbage and kale

 

entrance bed with various colors, sculpture, Jade Princess ornamental millet

 

conifers and foliage,  near English garden near conservatory and entrance

 

grasses and sculpture

 

Children of the World by Kirk Newman

 

Friendly Dragons by Marshall Fredericks

 

log cabin in children's garden

 

raised water feature in children's garden

 

Grandpa, The Storyteller by Victor Issa

 

touch plants in sensory garden, hand sculpture

 

swimming pool in plants

 

recreated farm of 1930s

 

heirloom vegetables in farm garden

 

girl watering sculpture at farmhouse

 

The American Horse by Nina Akamu-- based on the vision by Leonardo DaVinci of a 3x life size horse, this 14ton 24ft bronze was one of two cast in 2007 for $2.38million, one being sent to Milan Italy; perhaps the most photographed and well-known sculpture in the gardens

 

Cabin Creek by Deborah Butterfield

Neuron by Roxy Paine --3500 stainless steel rods and piping, from 2011

Eve by Auguste Rodin (1881)

waterfall


 
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