“Wee” are Thankful!

Join us for special Thanksgiving activities designed for your wee-ones. Participate in a Thanksgiving-themed hunt and listen to stories all about thankfulness and sharing. Join us in the Children’s Garden and celebrate the meaning of thankfulness together!

Fall Bonsai Show

See a variety of bonsai on display, from trees in early stages of training to lovely older trees. Watch bonsai artists at work and shop for bonsai trees as well as bonsai tools and supplies.

Fall Family Day

Visit the Chidren’s Garden for fabulous fall family fun. Activities include something for all your senses – listen to fall-inspired tunes and autumn-themed stories, view a fiber arts demonstration and take a naturalist walk highlighting this amazing season.

Fall Day Trip

Join working artist, Eliza Fernand, on a guided walking tour of the murals of downtown Grand Rapids. Fernand will discuss the media, artistic techniques and interpretation of these unique works of art, most of which were originally created as entrants in one of the ten ArtPrize competitions. Explore color, scale, and movement on this special fall walk. Expect a significant […]

Fall Day Trip

Join working artist, Eliza Fernand, on a guided walking tour of the murals of downtown Grand Rapids. Fernand will discuss the media, artistic techniques and interpretation of these unique works of art, most of which were originally created as entrants in one of the ten ArtPrize competitions. Explore color, scale, and movement on this special fall walk. Expect a significant […]

Amazing Honeybees

“Bee” amazed as you take a closer look at the fascinating world of honeybees during this fun, family event. Discover different facets of bees and beekeeping by viewing an observation hive. Learn some amazing facts about honey. Find out how to communicate like a bee by participating in a “bee dance.”

Chrysanthemums and More!

A perennial autumn favorite and the largest of its kind in Michigan, our exhibition is an interpretive look at nature’s raw canvas, and it can only be experienced at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. As you meander our indoor and outdoor spaces, look for displays of chrysanthemums set against a relaxing backdrop of fall’s best flowers and foliage.

Fall Storytime

Join us for fun, fall-inspired interactive stories like Going on a Leaf Hunt, Fall is not Easy, Jaime Planted an Acorn, and The Busy Little Squirrel. Experience how awesome autumn is in the Children’s Garden!

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Announces the Opening of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Sculpture Garden

The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has long been a haven for art and nature. In their efforts to consistently provide a new experience for Grand Rapids locals, they have just announced the opening of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Sculpture Garden. Find out more about what you can expect when you visit. The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Sculpture […]

Every Light Needs a Spark – Guiding Light Banquet

“Every Light Needs a Spark” Raises Funds for Addiction Recovery, Back to Work Programs Guiding Light’s annual fundraising banquet, set for Wednesday, Oct. 3, will feature Laura Schroff, an international and No. 1 New York Times’ best-selling author and keynote speaker. The banquet will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. During […]