Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is open year-round, but now that the thermostat is nudging north, it’s a perfect time to take in its breathtaking grounds and outdoor art.
The park, ranked among the top 100 most-visited art museums in the world by Art Newspaper, offers self-guided tours along with docent-led tours of both the indoors and outdoors (outdoor tours take place aboard a tram).
Group tours, which typically last 45 minutes, should be booked anywhere from one week to three months in advance, depending on group size and the time of the year. The park can accommodate 10 to 60 people per tour. Tours can be customized, though they require advanced notice of at least one month.
The most popular option is the indoor guided tour, which includes a walking tour of the indoor conservatories and an in-depth look at pieces of sculpture in the 200-work permanent collection.
When your group needs a break, the 158-acre gardens offer several on-site restaurants, as well as concerts in the outdoor amphitheater garden from June to August.