Spring Festivals

Throughout the school year, Memphis Botanic Garden offers your students a chance to learn in a fun festival setting. All programs are correlated to state learning standards. Activities take place on the Garden grounds, and groups can participate at their own pace. We can accommodate a limited amount of students each day, so make your reservations early!

Select one of the links to the right for educators' resources and available programs, or click for for a printable guide.

Teachers are free; chaperones $5 each.

These programs do not include admission to My Big Backyard.

Nature’s Candy Store

Available throughout the month of February

Take your students on a “sweet” field trip! Did you know that every piece of candy comes from plants? From tree sap to bark, and even seaweed, we’ll explore the plant origins of some of their favorite treats! 90 minute seasonal program. Grades 2-6. $6 per student

90 minute seasonal program.
Grades 2-6. $6 per student.


Spring Festival of Flowers
Sponsored by Sedgwick

Students will enjoy the Garden in FULL BLOOM at this festival! Stations throughout the Garden will feature hands on activities and discovery stations. Become a part of the Amazing Flower Story, Pollination Puppet Show, and Butterfly Life Cycle play. Each student will plant a spring blooming flower and learn what each of its parts do! Stay after for a Spring Picnic in the Garden!

April 3-6. 10:00-12:00. 

Grades K-2. $6 per student.

Rain dates April 9-10.



See what hatches from eggs in Spring besides baby chicks. A garden tour focuses on all kinds of animals that lay eggs, from insects to amphibians. Students observe a variety of bird eggs, from hummingbird to ostrich, and even taste fish eggs! As a special spring treat they’ll color eggs using natural plant dyes, and “plant” a basket. 90 minute seasonal program.

March 19-30.

Grades K-4. $6 per student.

Rain date April 2.

World of Plants: An International Children’s Festival


Take your students on a trip around the world without ever leaving Memphis! Students “travel” to Africa, Asia, India, Europe, and the Americas where they will learn how different cultures use plants in their daily lives. Hands on crafts including

African tribal masks, Vietnamese Non’ la hats, and Indian Rangoli showcase each areas unique use of local plants. Students will get a real “taste” of their travels at each station. After your worldwide trip, enjoy live entertainment from Ekpe’s International Music! During this program foreign language, geography, history and plant science are all accentuated. Teachers can access an online guide that introduces students to the celebrated countries and activities.

April 24-27 & April 30-May 4 9:30-12:30

Grades 2-6.  $6 per student.

Rain dates May 7-8.

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Please complete the form below to request one of these programs.

This form is a REQUEST only.

Once this request is submitted, our program coordinator will email you a confirmation and request for deposit. Your field trip will be finalized upon payment of deposit. 

If you have questions, please contact:

Kristen Zemaitis



Gina Harris



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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 $10.00
Seniors (62 & over) $8.00
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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