Pictures of Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

 

 

This page is a series of pictures I took at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Frederik Meijer, founder of the Meijer chain of supermarkets has set up a large gardens, and is also a keen collector of Sculptures.

 


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Two Bears resting against each other

The fox, Reynard, looking around the forest.

 


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Front view of the da Vinci horse. This horse stands about 24 feet tall, and was made earlier in 1999.

Bernt gazing up in respect?

 


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The large proud da Vinci horse

Bernt and Lisa, with the hot house in the background.

 


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A grouping of 3 sculptures made from willow and other saplings - taller than the building!!

The "Steel" Marching Band - all players are made from peices of steel pipe, and each one has a real instrument.

 


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The Meerkats in guard position in the succulent garden.

Every now and then something is sprayed out at stream level to create this misty scene in the hot house.

 


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The Lady Slipper Orchid - Frauenschuh in Switzerland where I've seen them in the wild.

Some more of the orchids along the "Orchid Wall"

 


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The panda enjoying the bamboo garden.

My flower doesn't seem to be doing too well :-((

 


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The wolf checking behind him.

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Photos taken by Roger Moffat on 19 December 1999

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