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Frederik Meijer Gardens Welcomes Six-Millionth Visitor

GRAND RAPIDS, MI.- Just one week after Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened its large-scale indoor and outdoor exhibition “Chihuly: A New Eden,” the organization to welcomed its six-millionth visitor. Graham and Grace Clark of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario were greeted by Fred Meijer and David Hooker, Meijer Gardens’ CEO today at 11 AM. The couple received a one-year membership to Meijer Gardens and two tickets to the special 15th anniversary concert with Lyle Lovett on August 7. Meijer Gardens originally calculated the visitor milestone to occur in late May. Chihuly’s 15 site-specific installations across the 132-acre campus have attracted more than 17,000 visitors in the first week alone. The exhibition earned instant popularity and ushered in the six-millionth visitor much sooner than expected. “It is an honor to have such an enthusiastic response to Chihuly’s work here at Meijer Ga