Frederik Meijer Gardens Japanese Garden is One Year Old and Celebrating
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will celebrate the first anniversary of The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 with family-friendly activities, music and dance performances, Ikebana demonstrations and lectures focused on horticulture and sculpture. All events are free for members and included in admission for the public.
Here is the full calendar of events and locations.
9, 11 am; 1, 3, 5 & 7 pm—The Journey Begins: The Making of The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden Film; 30 minute run time—Grand Room
3, 6:30 & 8 pm—Ongaku: The Echoes of Japan—Musical Performance*; 30 minute run time—Meijer Gardens Amphitheater. This performance features taiko drummers, singers and dancers from Japan.
10 am; 1:30, 3 & 5 pm—Ikebana Demonstrations—Hauenstein Event Room. Learn about Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design that reflects a love of nature.
11 am; 1 & 5 pm—Japanese Garden Sculpture Lecture—Joseph Becherer, Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections and Exhibitions—Garden View Room
12, 2 & 4 pm—Japanese Garden Horticulture Lecture—Steve LaWarre, Director of Horticulture—Garden View Room
9 am - 9 pm—Tours of the Japanese Teahouse — Guests will have the opportunity to experience the tranquil ambience and exquisite architecture of our authentic Japanese Teahouse. First constructed in Japan by skilled Japanese craftsman, the teahouse was dismantled, shipped then reassembled at Meijer Gardens using traditional tools and techniques.
The Gardens remind you to please bring your own chairs or blankets is watching the presentations in the amphitheater. Seating not provided. Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater gates open at 2:30 pm.