Alison Klayman’s documentary 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.

Join us for a screening and discussion!

Screening: 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

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Happy birthday today to French sculptor and illustrator, Henri Laurens! You can see his pieces 'Day' and 'Night' as you walk down our Scenic Corridor.
Our feeding stations are in place in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory! They will soon be filled with honey and water for a butterfly feast.

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming begins on March 1!
From MLive.com / The Grand Rapids Press, Meijer Gardens gears up for Butterflies: [ Mlive.com Link ]

Meijer Gardens gears up for Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit

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We're gearing up for the Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition which officially opens on March 1! We have already received nearly 1,300 pupae/chrysalides, and our amazing Horticulture staff is busy pinning them in the Butterfly Bungalow and waiting for them to emerge.
Join us tomorrow for Animal Adventures! Our friends from John Ball Zoo are bringing some of their critters for a chance to get a close encounter.

You can still sign up online at [ Bit.ly Link ], or by calling 616-975-3144.
Did you miss us on WZZM 13 Grand Rapids's My West Michigan this morning? You can view our segment talking about the unusual plants found in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory here: [ Wzzm13.com Link ]

Unusual plants in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory

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From plants with largest seed in the plant kingdom to ones that contain a natural chewing gum, we have a lot of unusual plants in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory!

Tune in to My West Michigan on WZZM 13 Grand Rapids beginning at 9 this morning to hear horticulturist Laurel Gaut talk about growing these unique plants.
"If you are looking for things to do in Grand Rapids, MI for art lovers, you will not want to miss this beautiful attraction."

Alongside places like the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Blandford Nature Center, and John Ball Zoo, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park was named one of Vacation Idea's 21 Best Things to Do in Grand Rapids.

21 Best Things to Do in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Special delivery!

The first shipment arrived bright and early this morning for this year's Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming. The exhibition begins on March 1 and runs through April 30.
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei is internationally heralded as one of the most important cultural figures of our time. He champions free speech and global human rights through his sculpture, installations, film, photography—and his widely followed social media presence.

'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State' is open now through August 20. Visit for more on the artist and exhibition.
"Selected by the travel experts at FlipKey, these venues are the perfect spots to see buds and blossoms come alive."

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park was singled out as the must-visit garden in Michigan this spring!

50 States Series: Top Spring Gardens & Conservation Areas Worth Traveling For - The FlipKey Blog

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Thousands of butterflies will soon fill the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory! The Rapidian has a preview of this year's Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition, which starts on March 1 and runs through April 30.

Meijer Gardens' butterfly exhibition highlights patterns found in nature | The Rapidian

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Love is in the air today, along with the sweet scents of spring! Flowers have burst into bloom in the Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse.
This Valentine's Day, we are celebrating love! From proposals, to family reunions, to a day with good friends, visitors share a lot of special moments at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Please share a photo in the comments below of a favorite memory you created with a loved one here at Meijer Gardens.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
????We are getting close! The Butterfly Bungalow is in place for Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming, which starts March 1!
Take your sweetie to the most romantic place in Michigan this Valentine's Day! MSN recently named the Earl and Donnalee Holton Victorian Garden Parlor as the most romantic destination in our state.

On Tuesdays we are open until 9pm - perfect for a date!

The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

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A living wall was one of the additions to the Taste of the Gardens Café during our recent renovations! Our team worked with LiveWall, LLC to place dozens of plants in the display. Be sure to check it out and watch it grow when you visit!
Our friends at cultured.GR brought a team of social media savvy Socialites to explore our exhibition 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State.' You can see photos of their experience below!

Socialites get to deeper state of mind at Natural State: Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens

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