"The exhibition 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State' brings an impressive cross-section of his recent work to the heart of America’s Midwest, and amply demonstrates Ai’s uncanny knack for seamlessly integrating craftsmanship with concept."

Read more about our exhibition featuring world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei in this blog post by the International Sculpture Center:

Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens

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There are a few new plants in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory! These creepy, cool Devil's Tongue are 'cousins' to the infamous corpse flower.
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It definitely felt like spring today! Horticulture Manager Ed McKee captured these photos of a lovely, sunny day in the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden.
It is a beautiful day for a walk in the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden! Remember that tonight, and every Tuesday, we are open until 9:00pm.
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A perfect Spring Break activity! Kids ages 8-10 can join us for our Introduction to Zentangle class, happening on April 6th from 10am - 11:30am. No experience is necessary for this engaging drawing experience to make beautiful, unique images! Learn simple repetitive patterns from a trained Zentangle instructor, then add your own flair using a Sadura pen, which is yours to take home.

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One of our visitors, Ginny, shared this photo with us. She said it took "butterfly kisses to a whole new level!"
Spring has been in the air for the past few weeks at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, but now it's official! Happy first day of spring!
February was a great month for us! Find out why in this story from cultured.GR:

Meijer Gardens celebrates record attendance in February

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There is a special floral arrangement in the Taste of the Gardens Cafe this weekend! This beautiful piece was designed by Green NV, and was inspired by 'Lena's Garden' by Dale Chihuly.

The piece is a preview of Art In Bloom, happening next weekend at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids took a Weekend Adventure to our Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition. The exhibition is open now through April 30 - plenty of time to plan your own weekend adventure!

Weekend Adventure: Butterflies are Blooming

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Did you catch us on My West Michigan this morning? Learn more about our Caterpillar Room, part of our Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition, in this segment from WZZM 13 Grand Rapids!

Butterflies Are Blooming Exhibition and Companion Exhibition

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February was one for the record books at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park! We had the best attended February in our organization’s history.

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Meijer Gardens celebrates record attendance in February

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All good art, in some way, is based on a sound idea. But what happens when the idea is the art? Although it may be complex, conceptual art need not be confusing. Join Elizabeth Van Arragon, Ph.D. and Contemporary Art Historian, as we discover the work of several conceptual artists, including Ai Weiwei, who place the importance of the idea over the material object. Spark your interest in...
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Before they are beautiful butterflies, they are cute little caterpillars!

Tune in to My West Michigan on WZZM 13 Grand Rapids this morning beginning at nine to hear Horticulturist Amy Harrison talk about our Caterpillar Room! The Caterpillar Room is a part of our Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition, open now through April 30.
Fact 3: In Taiwan, the cocoons of Atlas Moths are used as purses.

You can learn more about the Atlas Moth in this article from mental_floss, then see them in person as part of our Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition!

5 Awesome Facts About the Atlas Moth

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