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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




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)


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