The Butterflies are blooming at Frederik Meijer Gardens

  March 1 – April 30, 2021  see Hours & Rates

The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Tropical butterflies from around the world fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory every March and April.

Butterfly & Cocoon
Butterfly & Cocoon

Are you pinning for a warm lush place to visit?  This Tropical Conservatory will be a perfect choice.  You can actually watch, over 60 species of butterflies emerge from chrysalides, or cocoons daily.  In the observation station staff collect and release adult butterflies.  I watched as they took flight. I captured several pictures of butterflies while they landed on ME!

Doris Longwing Butterfly
Doris Longwing Butterfly
Clearwing Butterfly
Clearwing Butterfly

The conservatory provides the perfect “home away from home” for the butterflies. Look around carefully, low under leafy cover or high up in the canopy.  Butterflies may be difficult to spot while they are resting and tend to be more active than usual on sunny days.  Butterflies can be seen chasing each other along the streambed by the waterfall.

Terrarium's @ Meijer Gardens
Terrarium’s @ Meijer Gardens

This year’s theme, the 19th century was an era of discovery, will highlight horticulture displays of butterflies, moths and caterpillars in and under glass. Offering a look into the history of how Dr. Nathaniel Ward pursued a discovery of keeping plants in miniature green house terrariums.

Now that you’re intrigued and see what great things our nearby city has to offer, take a look at our beautiful spa rooms.  Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B is an inspected and approved member of the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association. We’re proud to consistently meet the high levels of quality, safety and cleanliness required to be a member.  Stay Safe and Stay Small while planning your next romantic get away!  Come, experience my world!

Cheri Antozak, Designer & Innkeeper @ Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast