Idea Garden

A pirate ship has crashed in My Big Backyard!! Explore the "island" and see what tropical treasures can be found there! 



Explore this new space at our Pirate Picnic in My Big Backyard, July 22, from 6-8:00 p.m. Create your own pirate flag, go on a botanical treasure hunt, and hoist your flag as we celebrate the opening of this year’s Idea Garden, the Lost Boys Lagoon! Bring your own pirate picnic...we'll provide the swashbuckling punch and pirate booty!

The Mid-South Buccaneers will join the adventure with games and activities for little pirates.

MBG members $5/non-members $8
Tickets online here or call 901-636-4131 to confirm by phone.

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Each season, the Idea Garden in My Big Backyard offers a new theme featuring whimsical plantings and creative ideas to try at home. Past themes have included an all-natural play space with bean teepee and cucumber tunnels, Monsters Alive!, The Wizard's Garden, CandyPlantLand, ReGarden, The Artist's Garden, and Fairies, Gnomes, and Hobbit Homes.

Click the pictures below to see a photo gallery of previous Idea Gardens.


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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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