Idea Garden


Put on your wings and pointed ears and join us for some magical fun this summer in My Big Backyard! Build fairy houses and gnome homes at Gnome Depot, play gnome games, and more!

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, and The Artist's Garden.

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


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Enhancing lives by connecting people with nature to increase awareness and appreciation of our environment.


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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