I sincerely love the Frederick Meijer Gardens. They were one of three reasons why the New York Times picked Grand Rapids as no. 20 place to visit out of 52 in 2016. Do come, Grand Rapids is a vibrant city. Watch for a story about Grand Rapids on my Emma Blogs, LLC portfolio.
Even though butterflies won’t start appearing for a few more weeks, our Horticulture staff has been busy preparing the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory for the upcoming Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies are Blooming exhibition. This year’s display will feature a bounty of lush, tropical blooms offering a dazzling display of beauty while providing nectar and habitat for our visiting butterflies.
We recently checked in to see what was blooming and fruiting in this area of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park:
Ruellia brevifolia – Wild Tropical Petunia
Clerodendrum quadriloculare – Shooting Star
Aechmea gamosepala – Bromeliad
Clerodendrum thomsoniae – Bleeding Heart Vine
Coffea arabica – Coffee tree
We have also recently completed upgrades and renovations to our irrigation and curtain system in the Tropical Conservatory. While these changes will more than likely go unnoticed by our guests, they were much needed. Did you know that prior to these renovations, all of the…
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