Day Trip tickets are $55.00
which includes luxury coach, continental breakfast, snacks, water, entrance fees, tour fees and tips.
Lunch will be on your own and is not included. They have a wonderful place to eat at the James & Shirley Balk Café with its dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. You may also bring a lunch to eat in the lower cafeteria or anywhere outside on the grounds. I always bring coolers to store any food you may bring or purchase.
Our Bus departs PROMTLY at 7:00 AM on Saturday, June 8th, from the front parking lot of the MSU Extension Office: 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. North Office Building #26 East Pontiac, MI 48341. Our schedule should put us back at the MSUE office approximately 6:00 PM. Our Tour will include an outdoor guided tram trolley tour and an indoor guided walking tour.
For additional information, contact Linda Yolkiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-376-4560.
We are limited to only 54 tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened in April 1995 after 13 years of planning and fundraising by the West Michigan Horticultural Society. In 1990, Fred and Lena Meijer were asked for their support, and they embraced the concept of a major cultural attraction centering around horticulture and sculpture. The original vision has turned into a top cultural destination in the Midwest region, known internationally for the quality of the art and gardens.
One of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, Meijer Gardens includes Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; five indoor theme gardens; outdoor gardens, nature trails and boardwalk; sculpture galleries and permanent sculpture collection; library; café; gift shop; education center; and meeting rooms. Both indoors and outdoors, the 158-acre main campus is barrier free and handicap accessible.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park integrates the experience of striking gardens with fine art. The emphasis is on horticultural displays showcasing a beautiful array of plants appropriate for the Midwest and specialized plants from regions around the world. Presentation ranges from planned and manicured to natural and native.
Featured Gardens are:
- Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory
- Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden
- Kenneth E. Nelsom Carnivorous Plant House
- Earl and Donnalee Holton Arid Garden
- Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse
- Earl and Donnalee Victorian Garden Parlor
- The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden
- Michigan Farm Garden
- Amphitheater Gardens
Ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide by Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has grown to become an international destination. The sculpture program features more than 200 works in the permanent collection sited both indoors and outdoors on the 158-acre main campus.
The permanent collection focuses on works by established and emerging sculptors from the Modern tradition to the present. Earliest works date to the second half of the 19th century with masters such as Carrier-Belluese, Degas, and Rodin. Starting with these masters, the comprehensive presentation includes sculptors from the late 19th century to the present.