Friday, September 25, 2009

A day at the gardens

I took my 3yo on a field trip with this class to Fredrick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture park. I so love that place... it's amazing! If anyone ever comes up to West MI (or passes through) I would highly recommend stopping there! It's such a wonderful place! We spent most of the time in the childrens gardens and they have this water pool that is in a accurate map of the great lakes that the kids can play with. They have regular exhibits and displays and are always acquiring new sculptures. I used to spend so much time there when I was pregnate. I think with taxes I will get a membership so I can go any time I want with the family. My husband is the mechanical engineer and I am the artistic one so the children will be well rounded and exposed to many things. My son is the blond in the blue/grey Micky shirt with the 28 in the corner (and sleeping in my lap right now ;) )



3 comments:

benjamin said...

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Rachel G said...

The sculptures are all over. Inside and outside at "The Gardens". This is actually their site http://www.meijergardens.org/ if you want to see all they have. The sculptures are all sorts of places... out in the open, tucked away into the natural surroundings. It's located in the Grand Rapids area.

I recommend it to anyone who has any interest in art. we are lucky to have a place like this so close!

IMO the whole place is one large art piece from floor to ceiling and everything outside.

Headed over to your blog now ;)

Rachel G said...

Here is the flicker account for the gardens http://www.flickr.com/groups/frederikmeijergardens/