At the Garden Radio

We're on the air!


Co-hosted by:

Mike Allen, Executive Director at Memphis Botanic Garden
Lauren Squires Ready, former reporter for WMC Action News 5 and owner of ForeverReady Productions, LLC

As of June 1, 2017, the Memphis Botanic Garden airs a one-hour, weekly radio program called At the Garden.

This new show focuses on the programs and activities that are happening here at our Garden. Each week, meet different guests who share behind-the-scenes looks at Garden horticulture, events, educational activities, and other areas of interest unique to the Garden. The program is available as a weekly podcast (links below.)

At the Garden features timely guests who come from the dedicated and knowledgeable staff of the Memphis Botanic Garden, as well as local, outside experts and personalities in their fields. A casual format allows hosts and guests to have fun while listeners learn a bit about horticulture, upcoming events at the Garden, and more! 

August 19th Broadcast
Featured guests:
Page McCoy, Wine to Vine Manager and Jamison Totten, Co-Director of Live at the Garden
Brandy Boyd - Artist
Richard Anthony - Memphis and Dixie Rose Society

August 12th Broadcast
Kristen Zemaitis-Youth Education Programs
Chris Cooper-UT Institute of Agriculture Extension Agent
Drew Massengale-Youth Education and Events

August 5th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Taylor Herndon, Education and Special Events Coordinator
Haley Williams, Rental Coordinator
Kyle McClane, Assistant Director of Horticulture

July 29th Broadcast
Featured guests:

Drew Holcomb - musician
Charity Siebert - Environmental Curriculum and Events Manager
Sherri McCalla - Curator of Herb Garden

July 22nd Broadcast

Featured guests:
Roy Tamboli-artist/sculptor
Jamison Totten-co-director Live at the Garden concert series
Suzy Askew and Martha Garner-Memphis Horticulture Society

July 15th Broadcast
Featured guests:
Michelle Hope and Jaime Newsom, Social Butterflies, LLC
Mary Helen Butler, Director of Administration
Will Embry, Curator of The Live Garden

July 8th Broadcast
Featured guests:
Laurie Williams, Director of Adult Education and Programming
Keith Goldberg, Executive Creative Director at Sullivan Branding
Robin Howell, Curator of Japanese Garden

July 1st Broadcast
Featured guests:
Lauren Squires Ready, Forever Ready Productions
Scott Fleming, Fleming Architects
Carson Ellis, Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulturist

June 24th Broadcast
Featured guests:
Haley Williams, Rental Coordinator
Lina Malave, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
Sara Petschonek, Volunteer Odyssey
Pat Bevill, President of Daylily Society

June 17th Broadcast
Featured guests:
Sherry May, Co-Director Live at the Garden
Jack Kenner, Nature Photographer
Evelyn Mosley, Memphis Herb Society

June 10th Broadcast
Featured guests:
Taylor Herndon, Education and Special Events Coordinator
Gay Johnston, Art Manager
Jim Crowder, Nursery Manager

June 3rd Inaugural Broadcast
Featured guests:
Drew Massengale, Education Program Coordinator
Jim Duncan, former Executive Director
Selby Horton, Garden volunteer


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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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750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
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