Urban Home Garden

This new garden, located in the former Nature Photography Garden on the southern edge of our grounds, will showcase innovative approaches to outdoor living.  Urban gardeners will be inspired with ideas from edible landscaping and composting to outdoor cooking and raising chickens. Display beds will feature new market introductions and plant combination ideas of seasonal interest.

Urban Home Garden Features

Working Chicken Coop

Feature Blue Buff Columbian Brahmas

Showcase hatching and raising techniques

Provide classroom backdrop to teach what is needed for backyard chickens

Provide courses for children and adults that complement the
American Horticulture Society efforts on chicken raising and environmental literacy

Raised Beds and Display Areas

Showcase small space and accessible gardening design

Feature new introductions and lesser known herbs and vegetables

Highlight drip irrigation techniques to utilize water more efficiently

Relay info on composting and best practices for soil preparation


Farm to Table Teaching Deck

Serve as the location for Cooking Demonstrations & Mixology Classes

Provide a backdrop for lessons on edible landscaping

Showcase new lighting technology and hardscape design

The Urban Home Garden is growing everyday and getting nearer to the envisioned design. The latest focus has been on espaliered fruit trees, trellised blackberries, and cold frame usage. The fruit trees and berries exhibit how vertical gardening can save space, give privacy, and provide the garden with winter interest. Two designs of cold frames show winter composting and offer an ornate location to harden-off your spring plantings. There is always something new at the UHG. Come by and see what is coming next. 



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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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