Spring Festivals

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.


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.

April 1-19. Grades K-4.

$6 per student.

Spring Festival of Flowers

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!

March 25-29 / 10:00am-12:00noon

Grades 2-6. $6 per student.

Rain dates April 1-2.

Citizens By Nature

Celebrate Memphis’ Bicentennial by helping making Memphis 901-derful!

A thought-provoking STEAM-based class on ethics and nature designed to instill civic pride and inspire students to take action. Discover diversity in the community and the natural world. Grow environmental awareness through art and explore the mid-south’s native plants. Assess various garden sites while developing your own conservation initiatives.

2 hour program. Grades 6-12

$6 per student.

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.

Click here for the 2019 teacher's guide.

April 30-May 3 & May 7-May 10 / 9:30-12:30

Grades 2-6. $6 per student.

Rain dates May 13-14.

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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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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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750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
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