Bringing Joy to Lives - 5:07
with Steve LaWarre of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened in April 1995 after 13 years of planning and fundraising by the West Michigan Horticultural Society. In 1990, Fred and Lena Meijer were asked for their support, and they embraced the concept of a major cultural attraction centering around horticulture and sculpture. The original vision has turned into a top cultural destination in the Midwest region, known internationally for the quality of the art and gardens. Meijer Gardens' dream and commitment is to create a legacy of lifelong learning, enjoyment and a rich cultural experience for generations to come. It is a non-profit organization, privately funded by grants, foundations and individual and corporate gifts. The organization is operated by almost 200 full and part-time staff, more than 1,000 volunteers and supported by gifts from more than 27,000 member households and many donors. Meijer Gardens?promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Steve LaWarre of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park joins Laurel Hess for a discussion about honoring a legacy of love for horticulture and art. Interview recorded September 21st, 2017.
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