The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden was our favorite place to spend time at Meijer Gardens. My kids loved the play areas that incorporated activity and gardens into a special space. There were plants for touching, for smelling and for looking at. There were places to run and climb, water to splash, sand to dig and new friends to play with. All of these things enveloped in a fragrant beauty and sunlight dancing on petals and through trees.
Enter through the mouse hole entrance, especially made to welcome little ones, splash around in the Great Lakes Garden, run free in the treehouse village wooden play structure, dig for fossils in the rock quarry, explore all five senses in the Kid-Sense Garden, find your way in the butterfly maze or catch a puppet show in the Storytelling Garden.
The Children’s Garden area is just a small part of the beauty you’ll find as you stroll the many gardens and walk through the Conservatory. The plants and gardens change day after day but major changes take place from season to season. Watch for the butterflies in the spring, holiday decor in the winter, harvest fun in the fall and blooms and blooms in the spring and summer months.
You’ll find plants from all over the world and sculptures that are world famous. We could have spent two full days exploring the grounds at Meijer Gardens, but since we had to leave after only one day, we’ll be back!
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