The Children's Garden in Grand Rapids Michigan ~ Frederick Meijer Gardens

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Michigan has a very special Children’s Garden. Admission is included with your daily ticket or membership ticket. At over 5 acres, it is one of the largest Children’s Gardens in the nation. This is a magical place for children of all ages, even the entrance is designed with children in mind: right beside the large entance is a mouse hole arched entrance with a gate. All of the Children’s Garden is wheelchair accessible, even Tree House Village.

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We try to take our grandson, Jeffy, whenever he comes to visit. Come take a quick photo tour with us of the Children’s Garden.

The Children’s Garden has 10 Different Areas to Explore: ar120439632315809 The Children's Garden in Grand Rapids Michigan ~ Frederick Meijer Gardens

  • Kids Sense Garden
  • Great lakes Garden
  • Story-Telling Garden
  • Wooded Wetlands
  • Rock Quarry
  • Log Cabin
  • Tree House Village
  • Sculpture Walk
  • Labyrinth
  • Butterfly Maze

One of the the most fun places for Jeffy was the Great Lakes Garden because it involved WATER, LOTS OF WATER. He spent a lot of time floating his boat around the Great Lakes!

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The Kids Sense Garden was lots of fun, with plants to see, touch, smell, and taste. Even plants with funny names or appearances are included. The Log Cabin was a great place to explore our ancestors way of living but on a much smaller scale. Tree House Village is a large interconnected tree houses with lots of places to spy nature and its inhabitants. Jeffy especially liked the rope bridge, which he could get to swaying. He spent quite a while in the Rock Quarry, excavating for treasure, or maybe just because he liked to operate the shovel.

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After the Sculpture Walk, Labyrinth, and Butterfly maze, we made our way back to the Horse Sculpture before calling it a day.ar120439718183728 The Children's Garden in Grand Rapids Michigan ~ Frederick Meijer Gardens Jeffy wanted to pose for this shot.

*There are PALS -Play Activity Leaders -through out the Children’s

Garden to make the experience a little more fun and hands on. They might have boats, shovels, puppets, and other activities to make it a more educational or enjoyable day.

On one visit they had a clay station set up for the children to make their own animal sculptures.

If you would like to see more information about Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Please see my other articles ~

Part OneThe Sculpture Park

Part Two, The Conservatory

Part Four - The Annual Butterfly Exhibit

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