Welcome Springtime with a visit to the remarkable Memphis Botanical Garden! Planted just 8 miles from our convenient location in downtown Memphis, it’s a lovely destination to while away a Spring day in Tennessee.
Wandering our 96-acre property is like stepping back in time, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and back to a slower pace. Here, there’s no rush. Take the time to explore the 28 specialty gardens and dig deeper into the natural beauty of our southern world.
Families of all ages are welcome to visit My Big Backyard, described as the “place for jumping, splashing, digging, creating, daydreaming, discovering, and simply enjoying time spent outdoors.”
Renovations have recently been completed in the Sculpture Garden and Rose Garden, both of which provide scenic photo backdrops. You might even glimpse a wedding in these splendid spots!
For a bit of cultural exploration (no passport needed), meander through Seijaku-en, the Japanese Garden of Tranquility. The iconic red drum bridge and other traditional Japanese features make this a peaceful spot for personal reflection.
The Garden is blooming with exciting April events for the whole family; here are our top picks for the month:
- Herbal Work Study: Vermicomposting
04/08/2017, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
learn about using earthworms to compost kitchen and garden waste
- Silver Clay Leaves
04/08/2017, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Learn how to use fine silver paste to immortalize a leaf in a pure silver pendant.
- Family Egg Hunt
04/15/2017, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Enjoy the Garden’s annual Egg Hunt, featuring live music, magicians and a 96-acre hunt with prizes for adults, too!
- Date Night Campfire Party: Botanical Brews
04/21/2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Enjoy an evening at the Garden with music, brews, hot dogs, s’mores… and your love!
- Family Hoop Jam
04/22/2017, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
All-ages fun: learn how to hula-hoop with local expert hoopers