Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

An Immersive Garden Experience

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a top Midwest cultural destination. Bluewater Studio was selected to manage, fabricate, and install their immersive family garden experience. Upon entry, visitors encounter a lushly illustrated carpet that sets the scene for a forgotten Victorian garden and encourages exploration within the space. Children can hang roses on the trellis, design their topiary, and plant vegetables at the gardener’s cottage.

A custom gazebo and fountain provide opportunities for rest and quiet play before exploring the central feature of the exhibit, the Secret Garden. Surrounded by a stone wall, the garden features a beautiful, stylized tree with built-in seating. A small book nook within the garden encourages children to stay and read under the lush, green leaf canopy.

“I couldn’t be happier that we chose Bluewater Studio as our partners on this project and recommend them highly to any other museum or organization starting in on the journey of dreaming up a new exhibition.”
– Jessica Hart, Director of Education Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park


Rich Faron, Museum Explorer & Dirk Urban


  • Project Management
  • Scheduling Management
  • Detail Design
  • Design Solutions
  • Cost Estimating
  • Prototypes, Mockups & Sampling
  • Construction Drawings
  • Fabrication & Installation
  • Lighting & Electrical Integration
  • Facility Interface Coordination