Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden
ClientFrederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
LocationGrand Rapids, MI
Scale15,300 square feet
The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park provides a unique urban inspired experience against the park’s natural setting. The elevated rooftop sits more than 15 feet above the ground below and provides unmatched vistas of the wetlands and boardwalk. Four sculpture pedestals are embedded throughout the space and play host to a rotating schedule of sculptures from around the world. The garden’s horticulture features an “extensive” green roof system of four and six-inch trays, as well as the traditional “intensive” planters for trees, scrubs, and other plants. Plantings were designed to provide four seasons of interest. The rooftop garden sits above the Covenant Learning Center.
With accessible power and tie-offs for tents located below the wood pavers, the rooftop garden was designed to host weddings and other large events.