Meijer Gardens wins national Award of Excellence


Lee Ufan’s “Relatum: Forest Path” is the first permenant sculpture in the Woodland Shade Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Courtesy Peter McDaniel

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has been honored by a national organization for its commitment to education and the environment.

The nonprofit National Garden Clubs, or NGC, said this month that it has recognized Meijer Gardens with its Award of Excellence for its efforts in gardening education, civic activities and promoting environmental responsibility.

St. Louis-based NGC is the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world, with more than 175,000 members nationally.

In recognizing Meijer Gardens, NGC highlighted the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory, noting it is the largest of its kind in the state.

Meijer Gardens is one of three Award of Excellence recipients recognized this year by NGC.

“Each year, NGC’s Award of Excellence recognizes exceptional individuals, organizations or institutions that foster the joy of gardening through environmental and civic responsibility, conservation and community beautification,” said Sandra Robinson, president, National Garden Clubs.

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