Garden Fresh: A Vibrant Museum Cafe Renovation

Find inspiration in the recently remodeled Taste of the Gardens Cafe, a sun-soaked cafe that brings the outside in.

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Dining space featuring Dylan and Spartan tables.

The Taste of the Gardens Cafe at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park brings the outdoors in with their latest renovation.

Meijer Gardens is one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Meijer Gardens include the state's largest tropical conservatory, five indoor theme gardens, outdoor gardens, nature trails, and a boardwalk.

Spartan Pedestal Tables in cafe space.

The recently remodeled Taste of the Gardens Cafe celebrates the natural environment in a big way. Sun-soaked with natural light, the space is grounded in a neutral palette of creams, medium-toned solid woods, and vibrant greenery, serving up an interior experience that is both refreshing and relaxing.

The cafe features a dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Named Lena’s Garden, the sculpture seemingly dances across the ceiling. The work of art is comprised of dozens of individual blown-glass pieces in a spectrum of colors from cool greens to cobalt blues and purples to brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds.

The cafe's designers used a variety of tables and chairs to break up the space, including, Dylan Bar Height Communal Tables, and Spartan Pedestal Tables with solid wood tops in the cafe.

Dylan Communal Tables with Spartan Tables.