The Country Inn & Suites hotel in Grand Rapids is situated just one block from the world-renowned Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
, which offers a range of exciting attractions like nature trails, tropical greenhouses and an outdoor sculpture park. Learn about botanical wonders and how the center works to conserve these amazing plants by touring attractions like the Arid Garden and the Carnivorous Plant House. In June of 2015, the organization will open a beautiful eight-acre Japanese garden. This ancient and revered garden style will offer serenity and tranquility to each visitor.
The gardens stay open until 9 p.m. every Tuesday, and offer a variety of seasonal attractions, so be sure to check the schedule before you visit. In the summer, the gardens host outdoor concerts with entertaining live music. In the winter, visit a festive Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibit, which features carriage rides, angelic choirs and over 40 exquisitely decorated trees and traditions. During March and April, the Frederik Meijer gardens offer a temporary tropical butterfly exhibit, where thousands of butterflies flutter and alight on lush vegetation.