Meijer Gardens named one of the best in the U.S.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is home to the country's largest tropical butterfly exhibit.

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich.  (WZZM) -- A popular West Michigan attraction has been named one of the best public gardens in the country.

TripAdvisor released its list of top 10 public gardens Wednesday; Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ranked 8th. Meijer Gardens is a year-round attraction that features 132 acres of plants, a tropical conservatory with exotic blooms, and the country's largest tropical butterfly exhibit in the springtime.

TripAdvisor's rankings are based on reviews and opinions posted on TripAdvisor.com.

Here's the full list:

#1: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Boothbay, Maine)

#2: Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)

#3: Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)

#4: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California)

#5: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson, Arizona)

#6: Bookgreen Gardens (Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)

#7: Hillwood Museum & Gardens (Washington D.C.)

#8: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

#9: Sarah P. Duke Gardens (Durham, North Carolina)

#10: Chanticleer (Wayne, Pennsylvania)

April is National Garden Month.

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