Last week, with our summer-like weather, we decided to visit Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. It’s not far from us and offers many different kinds of activities for all ages. Among other things, there is a wonderful indoor Butterfly Garden. If you live close, the butterfly exhibit will be open until April 30. They have boardwalks that extend around the perimeter of the property, which is bordered by a wetland. There is a beautiful children’s area, with brightly colored sculptures. There are trails specifically for shade plants, deciduous trees and more. Indoors they have a large area for art/sculpture exhibits. We saw Chihuly there many years ago, which was a treat.
Frederik (Fred) Meijer is most known for his connection with Meijer Food Stores, which began when he and his father, Henrik Meijer, started the first store outside of Grand Rapids in 1934. Meijer has grown over the years and expanded outside of Michigan, to include Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois. In all these years, the philosophy that Henrik Meijer began his business with has never changed: “meeting the needs of our customers, team members and the communities we serve.” **
Now on with our tour of Frederik Meijer Gardens!
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