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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Visiting the Frederik Meijer Gardens: More Pictures from the Road

We’ve been enjoying some of the sights here in Grand Rapids.  One place I wish we could have spent the whole day at was the Frederik Meijer Gardens, but it was just so dang hot when we went last week (and there’s no sign of things cooling off).  We saw only a small fraction of the gardens but the blazing sun made us call it a day.

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Across the rope bridge to the tree house…

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Behind the waterfall in the Tropical Conservatory…

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Into a Victorian Garden…

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And finally among the desert plants.

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You’ll find a lot of modern sculpture at the Gardens, too.  But the kiddos preferred the hands-on “build your own sculpture park” room to the “look but don’t touch” sculpture gallery.

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Some of the outside art was pretty cool, though.

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Water runs down the insides of this piece.  Impossible to not touch, so they put “don’t touch” signs on it, of course. ;0)

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So much to see, I wish we could come back some time when the temps are not so high.

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