Chrysanthemums and More!
September 14 - October 28, 2012
For the schedule of Exhibition Events click here.
It’s a celebration of all things chrysanthemum, as only Meijer Gardens can create. This extensive exhibition is the largest of its kind in Michigan, bringing thousands of these flowering fall favorites to our interior and exterior venues. Chrysanthemums and More! widens last year’s spectrum of color and creativity. “This year is all about bold ribbons of color,” excites Director of Horticulture Steve LaWarre. “We’re painting with plants, and nothing gives a cleaner brush of color than a chrysanthemum grouping. It’s quite extraordinary.”
Color takes center stage with traditional chrysanthemum yellow providing a comforting continuum to the otherwise striking variety of displays exhibited from garden to garden. The Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse is the focal point of the visual feast inside, showcasing new patterns and designs in walls of chrysanthemum color, chrysanthemum spheres and beds of colorful plantings. Bountiful blooms also will be found in the Victorian Garden Parlor, Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory and Scenic Corridor, among other garden areas.
Join our professional horticulture staff for demonstrations, guided tours, family-fun activities and more during Mum Day on October 21 from 1–4 pm. Fall children’s activities in the Children’s Garden includes a color-matching game, mini-pumpkin hunt and interactive stories. All activities during Mum Day are free with the price of admission. Find out more about our Mum Day demonstration topics by watching the latest Meijer Gardens Gardening Tip videos.
Taste of the Gardens Café features seasonal specials for dinners on Tuesday nights, with some ingredients coming from our own Michigan’s Farm Garden, as available.
Chrysanthemums and More! Sponsored by:
The Meijer Foundation
Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park