Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park adds Japanese garden to collection


GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.-Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, announces plans for The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. One of the most revered and deeply appreciated international garden styles, the 8½-acre addition will further the organization’s dual mission of horticulture and sculpture. “Fred and Lena Meijer shared their love of Japanese garden design with us many years ago,” said President and CEO David Hooker. “Thisartistic, centuries–old yet timeless horticultural presentation style is an important contribution to this organization.” The garden, to be located in the northeast corner of the 132-acre property, will exude the very essence of the Japanese tradition—tranquility, simplicity and beauty. The design will re-imagine existing features of the land—water, elevation changesand qu