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Sip-n-Shop! Party to support the Garden

Why wait for the holidays to shop and support your Memphis Botanic Garden? It's been a long, sunny summer, and we're ready to welcome fall with a sip-fest of wines, hors d'oeuvres, and local artisan vendors. What: Vine to Wine at the Garden: Siptember Sip-n-Shop When: Tuesday, September 27, 5-8 pm Where: Memphis Botanic Garden, Goldsmith Room and Sculpture Garden Cost: Members $35/Non-members $45 Tickets: Buy online here or call... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, September 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Growers' Choice? What's new and different about our Fall Plant Sale...

For the past few years, our Fall Plant Sale has been a major 2-day production, featuring landscape vignettes, educational talks, lawn and garden vendors, and more. It was an impressive event, but, quite frankly, the logistics were massive, the impact to the grounds was noticeable, and everyone was wiped out at the end of the show. So, we asked some of our best regular customers for their input, and the answer was clear: WE JUST WANT TO BUY PLANTS! Folks want to buy plants that... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 0 comments

The Lausanne Sophomore Intern Project

The Memphis Botanic Garden is always looking for volunteers, and this summer we were excited to welcome four Lausanne sophomore interns. Isabella Bodini, Kaleb Cox, Koby Jeffries, and Anthony McGhee joined us from August 22 nd -26 th , and learned about a multitude of components essential to running the Memphis Botanic Garden. Each day this team of young people gained hands-on experience, shadowing different staff members in My Big Backyard to learn enough information to carry out their own... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Monday, September 12, 2016 | 0 comments

The Coors Memorial Garden

The Coors Memorial Garden is in memory of Jeanne Parham Coors and Cristy Coors Beasley. Jeanne was President of the MBG Board of Directors and members of the Coors family have been  long-time supporters of the Garden. This new woodland garden will connect the path outside of Prehistoric Plant Trail to the Hydrangea Garden and Blecken Pavilion; creating a logical connection between existing gardens.  The Coors Garden will wind its way through our Magnolia Grove, providing a... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Planting for Caterpillars

I moved to Memphis from my hometown of Asheville, NC in April, 2015. Having interned at the Asheville Arboretum and the Highlands Biological Research Station Botanic Garden, I was excited to accept a position at the Memphis Botanic as a Horticultural Assistant. With a background in environmental science (I received a BA in the field from Mount Holyoke College in 2013) and a strong interest in native flora, my assignment as curator of the Anne Heard Stokes Butterfly Garden felt like an... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, August 15, 2016 | 0 comments

Forrest Spence 5K race - guest blog post

   Over the years, our family, like countless other families in Memphis and the Mid-South, have come out to enjoy the beauty of the Memphis Botanic Garden and fun of My Big Backyard.  There is nothing quite like spending the day watching our kids climbing into the big tree house, enjoying digging in the sand, playing in the creek, as well as learning how we can better protect our environment  and preserve our natural resources.    Spending time walking... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Friday, August 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Summer Internship at the Garden - guest blog

My name is Jordan Podwoski, and I am a senior at Mississippi State University.  I am currently majoring in horticulture, with a concentration specializing in fruit and vegetable production. I have lived around the Memphis area for most of my life and now reside in the nearby town of Olive Branch, Mississippi. My dream is to one day work in the field of genetic modification of edible plants so they can better survive in harsher environments and be grown more efficiently and abundantly for... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, August 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Anne Heard Stokes Butterfly Garden-by Carson Ellis

As a child, my hobbies included collecting dead butterflies and moths, which I mounted in frames hung on my bedroom walls, and capturing caterpillars to rear in jars (perhaps, born a little later, my hobby would have been catching Pokémon instead-- I’m glad I wasn’t!). These lepidopterans fascinated me, lazily drifting through my mother’s garden on their colorful, powdery wings, and the first plants I learned to identify were stuffed into jars to feed picky... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, July 29, 2016 | 0 comments

PokemonGo, as played by a middle-aged marketing director

A couple of weeks ago, my 24-year-old son stopped by my desk to show me this new "PokemonGo thing" that he said was going crazy in the Garden. I needed to know, he said, because the Garden was a mecca of "Pokestops," with 4 "gyms," Ratattas, Pidgeys, and Magikarps galore. Flashing him a dramatic eyeroll, which he has also perfected under my tutelage, I took a look at his screen, googled PokemonGo, and got the okay to offer discounted weekend admission to anyone who... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 1 comments

Summer interning at the Garden - guest blog

Hello all! My name is Will Embry and I am a senior Biology major at the University of Memphis. I have been working at the Memphis Botanic Gardens now for 4 months. I would like to take some time to tell you about our partnership with Le Bonheur in creating this year’s attraction in the Idea Garden. We took what was once a vegetable garden and a hobbit house and have transformed it into a Lost Boys Lagoon! The project began with the planting of Chinese Windmill Palms and... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, July 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Family Gardens: A User's Guide for Designers and Horticultural Professionals

The American Horticultural Society has been hosting The National Children & Youth Gardening Symposium for over 20 years and this year it will be held in Columbia, SC July 13 - 16. Staff members of the Memphis Botanic Garden attend almost year. Thanks to the Misner Scholarship Fund that promotes MBG staff training, four MBG employees will be in attending to network, learn, and act as resources to the horticultural community. Chris Cosby, Senior Manager of Gardens, will be doing a lecture on... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 0 comments

The Living Wall at Live Garden

This month the sunflowers are in full bloom and it’s the perfect time to stop by the International Paper Living Wall. The Living Wall is a planting that runs along the west side of The Live Garden. Whether you are here visiting the Garden or at a concert this summer, be sure to stop by this blend of architecture and landscape of beautiful sunflowers. International Paper, who funded The Living Wall, worked together with Memphis Botanic Garden to create a sustainable... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Hydrangeas at the Garden

Hydrangeas at the Garden As I was taking my daily drive around the garden to check on various things, I noticed white particles of flowers peeking up in various areas of the garden. When I got a closer look, I realized that they were oak leaf hydrangeas (hydrangea quercifolia), mid-way to peak bloom. These are the species native to our South Eastern U.S. These hydrangeas are the ones at The Live Garden area that brighten the walls at the entrance  and in the Woodland Garden. ... Read More
Posted by kyle mclane at Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 0 comments

Pack Your Picnic: Memorial Day/Summer Symphony Herbal Picnic Recipes

Memorial Day brings thoughts of gratitude for the many men and women who fight and have fought, many giving their lives in the process, to keep our country safe from outside harm. This very safety allows Americans a simple luxury: picnicking. Traditionally, Memorial Day is the day when, unofficially, summer arrives. School is over and freedom prevails. The Garden , along with the Memphis Herb Society, just hosted the 2016 Herbal Celebration. Herb Society members provided tasty herbal... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Friday, May 27, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chusan palm

  We get a lot of plant questions while working in the gardens throughout the year, and it seems that each season there is a particular plant that really sparks visitors' interest. This season it's the Chusan or Chinese Windmill palm, Trachycarpus fortunei, a grove of which forms the basis of our Idea Garden design this year in My Big Backyard. Visitors ask how we keep them alive through the winter and are astounded when we tell them that the Chusan palm is perfectly... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 1 comments

The Rose Garden

  May is a beautiful time to visit our Rose Garden, which was completely renovated thanks to a generous gift from John D. Canale, III in honor of his father,  John D. Canale, Jr.  The Rose Garden was renovated in the summer of 2015 with multiple design concepts in mind. First and foremost was to make the garden more botanically educational and inviting for our visitors. We added suitable trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals to create a "garden with roses', rather than a... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 0 comments


LUSH INTERIORS is a new collection of mixed media works aimed at exploring sensual machines, a term the artist uses to describe the mechanized trappings of modern life, as we all become increasingly enmeshed with our gadgetry. Common household appliances burst apart to reveal human anatomy and vegetation, both in various states of bloom and decay. From a distance, the works appear as vibrantly colored, otherworldly scenes, but a closer viewing reveals grim details: human teeth and... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 1 comments

Farmer's Market Season Opening-April 27th!

This year, we'll be changing things up a bit, so come on out and see what's new! For one, our hours have changed. We've received so many requests over the past few years, that we're changing the market times to 1-5 p.m. That means that you can take a late-ish lunch and swing by for fresh produce and prepared foods. Secondly, we will be setting up in the parking lot rather than the Pine Grove. Our horticulture experts say that we need to give the trees a break, (Driving and... Read More
Posted by Jana Wilson at Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Seasons and Plants

Those of us who work in the plant industry are often asked why a certain tree or shrub performed as it did this spring or early spring. Some questions can be answered by looking back at the previous seasons of fall and winter.  This fall and winter seasons started out mild and warm, then progressed to cold and rainy. This weather pattern contributes to the spring color experience, as it does every year.  For example, a warm dry fall will typically cause a shorter fall color season.... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 0 comments

Exploring Place with Plants

We’ve heard the adage, “Right plant, right place." This is helpful garden advice, but also a reminder that we gain a sense of place by observing and knowing plants as they grow in our environment. I grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and my memories are of the dense shade under Rhododendron maximum, picking Gaylussacia ursina berries in July, and the unmistakable, musky odor of Galax urceolata colonies. Whenever I pass our specimen of Tsuga canadensis on the Woodland Trail, I pause,... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 0 comments

Bamboo Fencing

Bamboo, or take ’ in Japanese, is probably one of the most consistently used plant materials in Japanese gardens; although not in the way you might initially think. Being a grass, bamboo is terribly fast growing, abundant, and is very aggressive, impeding all other plant growth in its vicinity. It is typically not planted in the garden for these reasons, but, due to its copious nature, structural stability and straightness, it makes for a fantastic building material, especially for fencing. ... Read More
Posted by nick esthus at Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 1 comments

Edibles as Ornamentals

  One of the biggest challenges for our Horticulture staff is choosing which plants to use for the seasonal displays each year. As plant people, we are aware of literally thousands of interesting and beautiful candidates, and one of the easiest ways to narrow the choices down is to choose a theme and use it as the guiding design principle. I'm not sure how many of our visitors are aware of the theme, but we use this approach each season to guide our selection process. In keeping with... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Trees for Wildlife - by Linnea West

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Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Memphis Arbor Day 2016

 Approximately 50 people showed up to help celebrate the official City of Memphis Arbor Day. As one of Tree City USA’s requirements, the Memphis Tree Board holds an Arbor Day celebration each year. Tennessee recognizes the first Friday in March as Arbor Day. After the proclamation was read, Jan Castillo shared some thoughts on trees and the group went outside to plant a special Redbud tree that had been donated by The Dabney Nursery.  Dabney’s chose this particular Cercis species for... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blog by John Peterson, Memphis Herb Society member

  A garden in late winter is a place full of promise, of possibility. A few plants—the deciduous magnolias, the camellias—are in flower, and the occasional daffodil is blooming, letting us know that spring has not forgotten us. But there is a different kind of magic now in unopened buds, in tender growth hidden under leaves, in roots of quiet dynamism. In the shady section of the herb garden, the magenta flowers of lungwort ( Pulmonaria longifolia ) seem to glow. Close by,... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, March 4, 2016 | 0 comments

The Memphis 10 // Visitors Center Gallery

ABOUT THE SHOW AND THE ARTISTS The Memphis 10 is a group of talented and diverse women, who, through the love of painting, meet every other month to discuss, critique, and share their artistic endeavors. Approximately twenty years ago, ten local artists started meeting routinely and eventually became The Memphis 10.   Peggy Pollard Felsenthal, Nancy Hunter, Barbara Lieberman, Marty McKee, Betty Peyton, and Virginia Schoenster were among the early members. Betsy Bird and... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, February 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Artist's Choice // students of the Fred Rawlinson Atelier in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery

ABOUT THE SHOW "Artists  think and feel  in a particular medium. Their  special meaning  is conceived and expressed in colors, shapes, forms, lines, textures, value and contrast. The task of the observer (appreciator) is to receive the artist’s message in the same terms in which it was conceived. Why is art generally misunderstood? The tendency of humans is to translate the meaning of all things into words. To phrase the meaning of art...or music...into... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, February 29, 2016 | 0 comments

What Nettles You?

  Once upon a time, I read that if you ask permission to gather the nettles, then the nettles will be appeased and will not sting you. Right. I had to cut back the mugwort and the nettles in the area between the old meadow and Eurasia in the Herb Garden. This was to make the area look not so much like a jungle, and allow me the chance to rake up the leaves from the oaks and elm trees. This also allows the plants to look just a little more “refined”. If you were in the garden that... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Friday, February 12, 2016 | 1 comments

Frosted color-changing pinecones

Frosted Color-Changing Pine Cones These can be made and be placed on a hearth or in an arrangement before use, as the wax and salts give the pine cones a sparkly, snowy look. When placed in a campfire, the different salt chemicals will burn in different hues, some subdued, others quite bright.  Food should not be cooked over the fire until the salts and wax have burned away. 1. Prepare a pot or use an old crock pot (one that can be dedicated to crafts) to melt wax. We used white... Read More
Posted by Charity Siebert at Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 1 comments

Light And Shadow - Luz y Sombras // Agustin Díaz and Francisco Gonzalez in Visitors Center Gallery

About The Show Life is a duality which is expressed and creates destiny, it is an internal fight between positivity and negativity, between the truth and the absence of it; and it is determined by the search of authenticity or imitation. Light floods everything, revealing a world of shapes and colors, obscurity gives us shadows and the tones that compliment it. “Light and Shadows” are eternal opposites that reach a harmonic equilibrium in the plastic arts that we present to you here.... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, February 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Perchance 2 // Chere Labbe Doiron in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery

PLEASE NOTE THIS EXHIBIT HAS A CLOSING RECEPTION! About The Show By both chance and intention this group of oil paintings draws subject matter and inspiration from the 1939 paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe,  commissioned by The Dole Company of Hawaii.  The deep divides, presence of water and flowers, represent soul searching dreams and visions, spiritual openings toward personal growth, discovery and autonomy. About The Artist Chère Labbé Doiron is a painter and... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, February 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Winter Plant Sale

  When the winter blues get the best of me, I often visit greenhouses and floral shops, diligently searching for green-leaved and brightly-blooming house plants to take home and brighten my home surroundings. On February 5th and 6th the Memphis Botanic Garden is having its annual winter plant sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., benefiting the horticulture and education departments. The sale provides a great opportunity to dispel those winter doldrums with plenty of green and vivid... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Incognito 2016 - Silent Art Auction and Gala

January 29  5:30-8:00pm           Buy tickets here! Every January we have an art auction to raise funds for the great programming at MBG. The auction and gala are called Incognito because the artwork is not labeled with artist's names. You bid on art you love, not who the artist is, and the artists come to the gala in various incognito disguises— it's fun! The event is catered with a full cash bar (you get two free drink tickets and a bid number... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Name that Swan! (and win a prize!)

 If you've been out to the Japanese Garden over the past few months, you have probably noticed a new member of our wildlife family. Tennessee Safari Park offered a male Mute Swan (they're not really "mute" but more on that later) as a partner for our female swan Ziggy.   Our new male swan was introduced to the Japanese Garden in spring 2015, and has been making himself at... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Saturday, December 26, 2015 | 3 comments

Herby Holidays

This is the time of year when my thoughts turn to food. I feel the influence from my primitive ancestors; the season begs me to hibernate! I want comfort food: grilled cheese sandwiches, chili, beef stew, etc. Rich food: cheesy, beefy, thick, and redolent of herbs! (A little crunch is good, too.) Which herbs are included in my cold-weather desire?  ... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Sunday, December 13, 2015 | 0 comments

The times they are a changin…

  Throughout the spring and summer most of the garden work is done in earnest. In the spring, just as the plants around us burst forth with a vibrant energy, so to do gardeners emerge from their winter hibernation, prepared to soak in the sun. Longer days and warmer temperatures come with an ever-growing list of weeds to be pulled and... Read More
Posted by chris o'bryan at Friday, December 11, 2015 | 0 comments

Early Spring Color in a Shady Container Garden

   Most all winter bedding plants need at least four hours of full sun to do well.  Theses plants include pansies, violas, cabbage, kale, dusty miller, and parsley. At this point, the best options for a shady space are spring bulbs. Memphis Botanic Garden has a container garden in mostly shade. To get as much show as possible, we use a layering style of planting bulbs in the containers.  Fill the container half way with a well-draining potting mix. A container... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 1 comments

Visit the Garden this Season

I have worked at the Memphis Botanic Garden for over sixteen years, and I am amazed daily at what new thing may catch my eye that I had not noticed. Recently, I was going through the Garden and, as I approached the Blecken Pavillion, I was taken aback by the brilliant yellow fall color of the garden’s largest Pignut Hickory tree ... Read More
Posted by kyle mclane at Monday, December 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Urban Rural Landscapes // Stephanie Wexler // Visitors Center Gallery

ABOUT THE SHOW "This series presents landscapes in both conventional and unconventional settings—the natural environment  versus nature interacting with the manmade environment—and challenges the mainstream perception of beauty." MBG ARTIST INTERVIEW MBG: In your words this show challenges mainstream perceptions of beauty in photography, but certainly not contemporary photography. I think this is perhaps because the mainstream is not aware of the state of... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, December 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Agave americana `Marginata’

    For the first time in my life, I am caring for an Agave americana `Marginata’ that is about to bloom. I can’t begin to describe the pleasure seeing the magnificent bloom stalk that it produces.    Agave americana `Marginata’ is often  called the Century Plant. It’s range is through subtropical and tropical Americas, as well as the Mediterranean. Agave americana `Marginata’ has been a useful economic plant to Native Americans for centuries, as a food plant and... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 0 comments

Try Looking from a Different Point of View

When I tell people I meet socially that I work at the Memphis Botanic Garden, the most common response is, “Oh my, that place is just gorgeous!! Y’all do such a good job there.” I am of course always thankful for their complements and visitation, but in my day-to-day drudgery, there is seldom time for me to actually stop and appreciate the garden for what it is; a ... Read More
Posted by nick esthus at Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 2 comments

Quercus Quirks #1: Red Oaks and White Oaks

By Linnea West, TUFC Tennessee is rich in oaks with 20 distinct native species, divided by foresters and the lumber industry into red oaks and white oaks. How can we tell them apart? Close observation of a few key features will allow you to discover secrets of internal structure, wildlife and landscape benefits, and preferred lumber use. Beginning at the tips of branches, we look first at the leaves… White oaks generally have rounded lobes with V shaped sinuses between them. ... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, November 30, 2015 | 0 comments

On The Grounds #2 // By The Students Of The Fred Rawlinson Atelier

About the show from Fred Rawlinson:  "On the Grounds refers to a collection of paintings that were created by the Atelier Artists of Fred Rawlinson’s Studio and Gallery in Germantown TN. The artists scheduled field trips to the Memphis Botanic Garden to sketch and photograph. Images from these field trips were then taken back to the studio where they were used as inspiration for the paintings to be displayed at the garden. Thus, every painting in this show is inspired from an... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, November 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Info, Info, Anywhere?

  Where do I go for plant information? The old school way at the local library? The internet? My next door neighbor? Educational TV? Hmmmm. Maybe all of the above (if your neighbor is a professor, a horticulturist, or an Extension Agent, or so)! I really love libraries: the smell and feel of a book in my hand is one of my favorite things. Going to a library can be problematical, however, I usually need the plant information while I am at work and the hour or two that is needed to get to... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 0 comments

Memphis Potters' Guild Member, Jen Winfrey

      The Memphis Botanic Garden features blooms that last year 'round!     Memphis Potters' Guild Member, Jen Winfrey is famous for her sculptural  and mosaic flowers: works of art that never wilt, and they are just a sampling of the functional and decorative examples of the ceramists' art available at the Memphis Potters' Guild Holiday Show, November 20 - 21, in the Botanic Garden's Goldsmith Civic Center.           Read More
Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 0 comments

MBG Arborist Chris O'Bryan talks trees

During the summer at MBG, our camps get kids hooked on trees, wildlife, soil, gardening, and nature in general. In preparing for the Backyard Explorers Camp (July 20-24) for ages 10-12, I really wanted these tween-agers to receive input from local professionals in the natural sciences that their interests can turn into careers. For our day focused on trees and forests, who else would be my special guest other than our very own Garden Arborist? Chris O’Bryan has been part of our... Read More
Posted by Charity Siebert at Friday, October 30, 2015 | 0 comments

November is a month for Giving Thanks

  November is a month for Giving Thanks.  We’d like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all of those who help to enhance the Garden and support our operations by making donations for trees, benches and garden plantings.  The beautiful bed at the end of the Four Seasons Garden was recently renovated to include a formal boxwood border and new seasonal plantings.  Grandview Garden Club has adopted this bed as a way to honor the memory of several of their past... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Wilderness Children // Michelle Duckworth // Visitors Center Gallery

Image above titled: Searching , Michelle Duckworth ABOUT THE SHOW "The feeling of being a child and looking with wonder and fear at the big, wild world around us is a theme I find myself repeatedly exploring in my work. In the struggle to make sense of our individual realities, to find the way out of our personal wildernesses, stories are often necessary. Stories we are told by others as well as those we tell ourselves. Some of the scenarios depicted in my pieces are inspired by... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 0 comments

24th annual Urban Forestry Conference

The 24th annual Urban Forestry Conference was recently held at the Memphis Botanic Garden with the theme of ‘Walking in Memphis-The Future of the Urban Forest.’ This conference focused on important issues facing urban forest resource issues.  The conference concluded with the 17th annual Tree Climbing Competition at the Garden. Contestants competed in five events and the Master’s Challenge for the state title.  This picture shows MBG staff Chris O’Bryan being ‘rescued’ as an... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, October 26, 2015 | 0 comments

At Cross Purpose // Erin Jennings // Fratelli's Cafe Gallery

About The Show " At Cross-Purpose is a survey of two bodies of work comprised of night and infrared landscape photographs. While both series function autonomously, each addresses an inherent anxiety to do with perception and viewing. Our relationship with darkness is fraught with longstanding tension derived from a justified fear of potential harm due to an inability to assess one’s surroundings. This work is an exploration of existence outside of the safety of the domicile and an... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 0 comments


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