Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ~ The Conservatory

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Real Estate Agent with Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a world class park with world

class attractions in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   This is more than a garden, it is

 a community and area treasure with many aspects of the fine arts on

permanent and traveling displays. Listed below are the major attractions:

  • The Sculpture Park
  • Gallery Collection
  • Garden Trails & Conservatory Collection
  • Sculpture Exhibitions
  • Children's Garden
  • Outdoor Concert Stage

Because there are so many aspects to the gardens, I will only discuss

The Conservatory Gardens in this articleLena Meijer Tropical Conservatory

is more than 5 stories tall and features tropical plants from 5 continents as

well as waterfalls and misty streambeds. Palms reaching over 30 feet amidst

banana and coconut trees, bromeliads, and a changing display of over 3500 

types of orchid plants in their collection.

 meijer garden conservatory grand rapids mi

They have an annual Butterfly Exhibit in the conservatory every spring

starting in late March and running through  the middle of April. Hundreds of

butterfly cocoons are brought in and they hatch at different times so there

are always tropical butterflies to see.  They have special feeding stations set

 up through out the conservatory for them. There is also a special entry

constructed to go and out of so the butterflies do not escape the conservatory

 environment where they would perish because of the lower temperature

outside. 

                                          butterfly exhibit at meijer gardens grand rapids mi 

 

 

 

 

 

 The conservatory is always kept about 80 degrees for the tropical plants.

Stepping into this in the middle of winter is a real treat. There is a waterfall

 you can walk under, plus a bridge and a winding circular pathway through the

 conservatory gardens where the permanent orchid exhibit can be seen. 

 There is always something blooming in conservatory.  Why don't you treat

yourself and your family soon?  If you haven't been to the Frederick Meijer 

Gardens & Sculpture Park, you should plan a trip to Grand Rapids soon.

 

Frederick Meijer Childrens Garden

Frederick Meijer Outdoor Sculpture Park

The Butterfly Exhibit at Meijer Gardens

Major Renovation Planned for Meijer Gardens

 

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  photo of the conservatory & butterfly from meijer garden by Bonnie Westbrook

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Bonnie is truly a gifted photographer and editor.  Her images of the West Michigan area are beautiful.
Feb 18, 2008 09:01 AM #1
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Lola: So you could tell it was Bonnie not me. She not only feeds me but writes for me also. Thanks for stopping by.
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What a lovely place to go on a wintery day in Grand Rapids - the tropical conservatory is worth the trip for me.
Feb 26, 2008 08:55 PM #3
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Bonnie:you just are envious of the indoor gardens and can't wait till you can play in the dirt. Spring is coming.
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Terry, been to a few weddings there including my daughters, awesome place!

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Duane: we go a few time a year right now it is great to see thing blooming. Thanks for stopping by.
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Terry, One of these years I'm going to check out the butterfly exhibit, heard it's neat.
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Duane: I have been twice and would go again they are so plentiful they are landing on you and really are a treat to watch. Have fun.
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