Orchid Show at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Escape winter’s chill and enjoy a stunning variety of beautiful, unusual, colorful orchids exhibited by enthusiasts from across the state. Visit the vendors to find an orchid that’s easy to grow at home or add a more unusual species to your collection. Stock up on growing supplies, such as premium orchid bark and fertilizer. Learn how to grow these beauties by attending a free talk—visit MeijerGardens.org for the complete list—or stop by Grand Valley Orchid Society’s information desk to pick up a culture sheet and receive growing tips.

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Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park



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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., — January 19, 2022 — Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the world’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, presents the 2022 calendar of major events. Additional programming and events are added throughout the year and current information is available at MeijerGardens.org/calendar. Meijer Gardens incorporates its mission of exploring the duality of art and nature in the upcoming year’s events. Internationally acclaimed annual exhibitions, exciting horticulture shows, seasonal indoor and outdoor displays, sculpture, concerts, and educational programming are enjoyed by more than 650,000 visitors annually.

NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, event details may change. Please check MeijerGardens.org/calendar for a full listing of events.

Expansion Update

The Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love expansion project continues through early summer 2022, most notably with ongoing work in the expanded Volunteer Tribute Garden, Tassell-Wisner-Bottrall English Perennial Garden and the Grand Entry Garden.

More information and expansion updates are available at MeijerGardens.org/growing

Events & Exhibitions

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming
March 1—April 30, 2022
Fee: Included with admission.

A guest favorite, Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming features butterflies from around the world flying within the five-story Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. This year, we explore the positive and powerful impact flowers have on people and the world around us. The 85-degree tropical conservatory will be filled with thousands of exotic butterflies from tropical regions across the globe. More than 60 different butterfly and moth species make this exhibition exciting and colorful.

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Foodscaper Summit (virtual)

The Foodscaper, a new publication for professional edible landscapers, announces its inaugural educational summit. The Foodscaper Summit is a virtual two-day educational summit for professional foodscapers and hobbyists – or anyone who wants to learn how to make a living creating ecological edible landscapes. The Foodscaper Summit will bring together the most accomplished professionals in the industry for two days of learning, live panel discussions and networking. Join us January 20-21, 2022. All levels are welcome. $175.

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Chrysanthemums & More! Exhibition

This annual celebration of the autumn season features an extensive chrysanthemum display with hundreds of flowering plants in both interior and exterior areas. Indoor highlights include varieties on display along the winding BISSELL Corridor and in the Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse, while outdoor plantings are featured in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden, Michigan’s Farm Garden and Volunteer Tribute Garden. Tram rides and seasonal children’s activities are available.

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Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions Exhibition

Experience the most magical time of year as Meijer Gardens transforms into a world of winter magic with the glow of nearly 400,000 lights, 46 captivating international trees and displays, strolling carolers, Santa visits and more surprises than can fit under the tree. The Railway Garden is a holiday favorite and winds its way through three separate indoor gardens.

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Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming

A guest favorite, the Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition features butterflies from around the world flying freely in the 5 story Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. This year we explore an era of exploration and show how Wardian cases make modern conservatories possible. The 85-degree tropical conservatory is filled with thousands of exotic butterflies from tropical regions across the globe. More than 60 different species of butterflies and moths make this an exciting and colorful exhibition.

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Chrysanthemums & More

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to present the annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More! opening to the public on September 18. This exhibition, the largest of its kind in Michigan, features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage and family-friendly activities. The exhibition will be on display through November 1.

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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.

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Fall Family Day

Visit the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for 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 naturalists walk that includes highlights of this amazing season.

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Get creative at this special event designed for our youngest visitors! Dress your child as a sculpture, mammal, fish, insect, bird, tree, flower, geologist or in any other way that highlights something about the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden. Participate in a costume parade and listen to Halloween-themed stories. Celebrate Halloween with your wee-ones. No tricks, no treats, just fun!

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