Enhance your Experience
Do you need help figuring out just what a 'podcast' is? Or an 'enhanced' podcast? If you're at all confused, we can help!
Heighten your enjoyment of Meijer Gardens by downloading exclusive, podcast audio tours featuring the people who know it best: our curators and horticulturists.
Learn interesting details about works by artists like Rodin, Henry Moore, Mark di Suvero, and Andy Goldsworthy and a park that encapsulates the entire course of modern sculpture.
Explore the exotic Lena Meijer Conservatory and Arid Garden, learn about the fascinating plants in each garden and their origin.
Listen at your own pace, in any order you choose. Tour stops are designated along the paths and trails on title and artist signs, indicated with this symbol.
Download current podcasts below. New features–including exclusive interviews with artists and horticulture experts–will be available on a regular basis, so check back often.
- Sculpture Park Audio Tour (39min 56sec)
- Standard (30.8MB zip)
- Tropical Conservatory Audio Tour (9min 19sec)
- Enhanced* (1MB zip)
- Standard (775KB zip)
- Arid Garden Audio Tour (7min 34sec)
- Enhanced* (1MB zip)
- Standard (1.5MB zip)
- Michigan's Farm Garden
- Standard (7.1MB zip)
- Connected and Disconnected: The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont.
- Standard (2MB zip)
The enhanced podcasts contain images that are the sole property of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and cannot to be used for other purposes.
What Are Enhanced Podcasts?
* Enhanced podcasts offer chapters and images of the places/things mentioned in the audio tours. If you have an iPod that can display color images (such as the Nano or new video iPod), download the "enhanced podcast" version of the tours. (Clicking in the middle of the device's control wheel will enlarge the image.) This special podcast can also be viewed on your computer using Apple's free iTunes software. (Just make sure you've selected "show artwork" under the "edit" menu of the program. To skip to different chapters, look for the book icon near the top of iTunes.)
Audio Tour Rental
Audio tour rental is also available at Meijer Gardens' Peter M. Wege Library — free to members, $1 to non-members. Tour stops are designated along the paths and trails on title and artist signs, indicated with this symbol.