Children's Birthday Parties

Memphis Botanic Garden offers a variety of uniquely-themed parties for your child's next birthday!

All birthday parties and special events in My Big Backyard are by reservation only. Out of consideration for other guests, groups wishing to picnic must do so in the Pine Grove picnic area or other suitable location in the Garden.

Call Taylor Herndon, Birthday Party Coordinator, at 901-636-4115 or to schedule your child's birthday party at the Garden!

My Big Backyard Birthday Party

Fee $400

These parties take place in our children’s garden. Your group meets in the Guest House for a garden-themed craft project. A staff member will give guests an overview of the 16 areas in My Big Backyard, then you can explore and discover lots of fun in this 2 ½ acre garden. Children must be supervised at all times. We strongly recommend a 1:2 adult/child ratio.

Includes: 3-hour rental of Guest House, (2 hour party and 30 minutes set up and 30 minute clean up) Garden admission for up to 15 children and adult chaperones, (extra charge for additional guests) party greeter, take-home project for each guest, and a My Big Backyard t-shirt for the birthday child.

My Big Backyard Tent Celebration

Fee: $$275 

Host your own group play day in the garden by reserving our party canopy. Adult supervision is required; we strongly recommend a 1:2 adult/child ratio.

Includes: 2-hour canopy rental,  Garden admission for up to 15 children and adult chaperones, and My Big Backyard t-shirt for the birthday child.

Themed Birthday Parties

Fee: $425, Garden admission is included

These parties take place in one of the rooms in the Garden’s Visitors Center.

Includes: 3-hour room rental, ( 2 hours for the party, 30 minutes set up and 30 minutes clean up) party instructor for 1 hour of activities and take-home crafts for up to 15 children ($7 per additional child.)

Available themes:

  • Jungle Journey
    Be an official Jungle Explorer! Decorate your own adventure hat then go on safari to our tropical plant collection where you will taste some treats of the rainforest. Afterwards, you and your friends will take home your own tropical plant!
  • Dino-Mite-Party-Saurus
    Stomp through our Prehistoric Plant Trail! Go on a dinosaur hunt and find your own little dino friend. Then make your dino a new home by planting a prehistoric landscape and make a lasting impression by creating your own fossil.
  • Flower-Power Hour
    Have a groovy time at this party while you make a psychedelic tie-dyed t-shirt. We’ll walk through the garden to check out fragrant plants for our scented sachets. Each participant also gets to decorate a “peace” pot and plant some far-out flower seeds.
  • Royal Party
    Your guests feel like royalty pretending to be a prince or princess. You and your friends will create your own crown, and treasure box, then march outside in a Royal Parade to find nature’s treasure!
  • Buggy Birthday
    Make your own buzzy bugger, decorate a bug box to observe your cool catches, and make a firefly friend. Venture through our Wildflower Woodlood looking for some incredible insects.
  • Fairy Fantasy
    Sprinkle on your pixie dust and escape to a Fairy Fantasy! You and your friends will search for fairies in the Garden, create your very own flower fairy and make magical pixie dust necklaces.
  • Pirate Adventure
    Ahoy Matey! Create your own pirate hat, then join your friends on a Treasure Hunt through the Garden! Decorate your own treasure box and fill it with your newly discovered loot.


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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Adults $8.00
Seniors (62 & over) $6.50
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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