Friday, June 19, 2015

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

One of the first things we did when we returned to Grand Rapids, a city we will soon call home (again), was to become members of Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park -- in fact, Susan went so far as to sign up to volunteer in one of their gardens.

 I've already posted about this incredible place -before - and will do so again I'm sure. Spread across 158 acres, this space combines botanical gardens (both indoors and out) with a fantastic collection of sculptures scattered among the landscape. There is also an intimate concert venue as well as a children's garden (and tram).

Grand Rapids has come a long way, indeed, since the early 1990s. . . And so have we.

"Earth, Wind and Fire" by Gary Price (1989)

"Marching Band" by Stuart Padnos (1998)

Main entrance

Entrance to the new Japanese Gardens

part of the Japanese Gardens

Bonsai Garden

Zen Garden

Zig-Zag Bridge

"Existence" by Masayuki Koorida (2013)

one of four waterfalls

"Lying Man" by Sean Henry (2003)

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