I went to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park one day while staying in Grand Haven. I like some gardens, but I wasn’t sure about the sculpture park. I’m not really into art. But I enjoyed this Park!! This Park is huge, it’s 132 acres and has 1000 volunteers.
I first visited the indoor gardens and particularly enjoyed the Pitcher Plant Room. I have always found carnivorous plants interesting.
They also had many beautiful orchids -
Thirty or so years ago, I was camping and trying to take a picture of an armadillo but could not get a good picture. The armadillo’s kept moving, so all my pictures were blurry. So I rather enjoyed one of the first sculptures I saw. (I eventually got some good pictures of armadillo’s)
After the indoor garden, I walked outside and decided I was going to like this place.
First Sculpture I saw, Mad Mom -
I think this was my favorite – Espaliered Girl.
Some of the sculptures were small, while others were huge.
Most of the sculptures I could understand or at least enjoy, but some of them are a bit bizarre.
When I first saw this, I thought it was some type of box for utilities. Nope, it’s a sculpture called For J. W.
I didn’t really understand this next one either. While I am sure many people appreciate it, it looked to me like some kids made it.
Woman and Bird -
I ended up walking about 5 miles around this park. What a great place to spend a day.
One last sunset picture taken from Grand Haven State Park --
In case you can’t tell, it’s a reflection of the lighthouse and sunset in the rear window of my RV.