Fall officially kicks off soon and there's so much to see and do in Grand Rapids in celebration of the season!

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At one upcoming event, you'll be able to take a magical stroll through an illuminated garden filled with hand-carved pumpkins.

A place that brings butterflies, artwork, music, and plants of all kinds to Grand Rapids is helping us ring in Autumn!

Glow Garden and Tuesdays at the Farm is once again returning to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in 2023. On select Tuesdays evenings you can spend time in the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden and Michigan’s Farm Garden.

Frederik Meijer Gardens, Facebook
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Facebook

If you haven't visited, Michigan's Farm Garden is reminiscent of a 1930s family farm. This farmhouse is a three-quarter-scale model of Lena Rader Meijer's childhood home. Farm animals are represented by bronze sculptures throughout Michigan’s Farm Garden. Various vegetable gardens and flower beds dedicated to heirloom varieties are planted behind the farmhouse.

Frederik Meijer Gardens, Facebook
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Facebook

Named for Michigan native Gwen Frostic, the Woodland Shade Garden portrays examples of the artist's favorite subjects: indigenous plants and animals.

And during this event, both areas will be extra fall-tastic!

You'll see incredible hand-etched pumpkins by local artist Alynn Guerra.

Frederik Meijer Gardens, Facebook
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Facebook

There's also pumpkin carving demos, live music, a Balk Café pop-up and adult beverages.

You're welcome to feast your eyes on their vibrant harvest of heirloom vegetables, herbs, gourds and larger-than-life pumpkins until 9 pm.

Frederik Meijer Gardens says,

Bring the kids and stay up late with us!

Glow Garden and Tuesdays at the Farm will take place from 5:30p.m. to 9p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023
  • Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023

The cost is included with the price of admission at Frederick Meijer Gardens.

General admission for Adults is $20, $15 for Seniors, $15 for Students, $10 for Kids three and under, and Kids two and under are free.

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