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Frederick Meijer Gardens Planning 7.6 Million Major Renovation

A massive renovation project is planned for Frederick Meijers Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of The Most

Visited Sites in Michigan. Last year, over half  a million people toured this West Michigan cultural attraction

in  Grand Rapids. The Gardens are planning on spending 7.6 million dollars on additions and renovations.

                          dragon sculpture meijer gardens grand rapids mi

 

Right now the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Scupture Park consists of 132 acres, 11 enclosed structures,

20 distinct gardens, and an outdoor sculpture garden with nearly 200 pieces of artwork. 

 The new  environmental control system in the Conservatory roof will not only result in energy savings

but improved plant growth. The Conservatory has to stay at tropical temperatures no matter what the

climate is like outside. New solar curtains, that open and close on demand or preset conditions will help

the Conservatory caretakers respond to wind and sunlight on the structure's windows to help control

temperature.

                                                           

                                              

                                                      meijer gardens greenhouse

    Also planned are a permanent Tram Stop, more

convenient restrooms, and many inner office and

storage spaces. Work will also commence on the main entry with

enclosure of the outdoor canopy, boardwalk repair, a LEED certified

roof,  security improvements, gift shop  and cafe expansions.

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven't visited this marvelous attraction, you should plan a visit, you won't be disappointed.

You can visit my other blogs on Frederick Meijer Gardens if you can't get here to see it soon.

 

The Conservatory

The Sculpture Park

The Children's Garden

The Butterfly Exhibit

 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • March 30 2008 05:34PM
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