Our Mission: An exciting program of cultural, social and educational events for young members of our community.The Connection is a vibrant group of community members in the West Michigan Area in their 20s, 30s and 40s who wish to help "promote the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environments and the arts" in an innovative and fun way.
Become a Member of The Connection
The Connection Member Benefits
- Invitations to special and exclusive parties for The Connection members.
- Learn more about Meijer Gardens in an intimate way.
- Networking opportunities with other young professionals in the community.
- Supporting West Michigan's premiere cultural destination.
The Connection members also receive:
- Free admission for one year.
- Discounts on Summer Concert Series tickets, classes, workshops and on merchandise in our gift shop.
- Free use of audio wands.
- Special invitations to members-only events.
- Reciprocal benefits at more than 200 national gardens, arboreta and conservatories.
Memberships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Membership fees are non-refundable
Contributor**, $200 - one or two designated adults and children 18 and under, all residing in the same household and two guests per visit
Sustainer**, $250 - one or two designated adults and children 18 and under, all residing in the same household, and three guests per visit
*The Add-A-Guest feature can be added to any membership of The Connection. This allows for free general admission for one guest per visit. Named member must accompany free guest. The Add-A-Guest feature pertains to General Member Benefits only - it does not apply to events for The Connection.
**The one or two designated adults receive The Connection and General Member benefits. The children 18 and under receive General Member benefits only.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a 501©(3). A portion of your ticket price will go towards supporting this organization.
Stay in Touch
If you'd like to receive information on The Connection and upcoming events, there are a variety of ways!
|Join The Connection Email List|
The Connection Member Office: 616-974-5258
The Connection Member Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Connection Steering Committee
Janelle Hill - Arbor Circle
Madelaine Lane - Warner Norcross & Judd
Elisa Lintemuth - Dykema Gossett
Jeanne Long - US Attorney General Office
Neil Marchand - Miller Johnson
John Rogers - Unique Model
Jason Williams - Beene Garter