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.

The 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! 

February 24th Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Charity Siebert - Family Campfire Party
Laurie Williams - Horticultural Therapy
June Davidson - Daffodils

February 17th Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Taylor Herndon - Family Egg Hunt
Drew Massengale and David Vaughan - My Big Backyard
Evelyn Mosley - Memphis Herb Society

February 10th Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Jason Gardner - Beleaf Cigars, Whiskey, Wine and Chocolates
Zach and Alex Castle - Old Dominick Distillery, Whiskey, Wine and Chocolates
Sherri MCalla - Upcoming Herbal Classes at MBG

February 3rd Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Phillip Ashley- Whiskey, Wine and Chocolates
Mary Helen Butler - Love Blooms Campaign
Kyle McLane - Early blooming species

January 26th Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Kristen Zemaitis- Homeschool Days at MBG
Sable Otey - US Bobled Olympic Team
Sandra Horton - February artist at MBG
Suzy Askew - Master Gardeners Present: Simplicity in the Landscape

January 20th Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Carson Ellis - Memphis Tilth
Jeanne Seagle - Incognito! Art Auction
Robin Howell - Winter pruning
January 13th Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Yuki Matsuda - Japanese Food Festival 
Drew Massengale - Caterpillar Club
Charity Siebert and Howard Hetsel - TN Naturalist Program

January 6th Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Vance Lewis; MBG Board President
Phyllis Boger; Chair of  Incognito Art Auction and Party
Tripp Smith; Tree Recycling at The Yard 

December 30th Broadcast:
Featured guests for "Best of 2017":
Roy Tamboli, artist
Drew Holcomb, musician
Carson Ellis, MBG horticulturist
December 23rd Broadcast:
Featured guests:
Gale Carson, MLGW
Michael McClain, Turfmaster
Blair Combest, MBG horticulture assistan
December 15th Broadcast

Featured guests:
David Lusk, David Lusk Gallery
Kristen Zemaitis, MBG Program Coordinator
Jim Crowder MBG horticulturist

December 9th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Chris Miller, Yuletide Office Solutions
Taylor Herndon, Date Night at Holiday Wonders at the Garden
Ginny Fletcher, Master Gardeners


December 2nd Broadcast

Featured guests:
Gina Harris on Gifts from the Garden
Bill Ferrell , Owner of Jewelers Choice
Gary Clark - Poinsettias

November 25th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Gina Harris on Gifts from the Garden
Bill Ferrell , Owner of Jewelers Choice
Gary Clark - Poinsettias

November 18th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Mary Helen Butler, MBG Director of Administration
Jennifer Savage, MBG Director of Rentals
Rick Pudwell, MBG Director of Horticulture

November 11th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Bill Ferrell, Jewelers Choice, Inc.
Brianna Siebert, MBG memberships
Jeff Reynolds, MBG horticulturist

November 4th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Sophie (Kauerz) Canale, MBG Artist
Drew Massengale, Program Coordinator
David Potts, Orchid Society

October 28th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Charity Siebert, Environmental Curriculum and Events Manager
Page McCoy, Vine to Wine Manager
Kyle McLane, Assistant Director of Horticulture

October 21st Broadcast

Featured guests:
Gina Harris, Director of Events and Programs
Taylor Herndon, Education and Special Events Coordinator
David Vaughn, MBG horticulturist

October 14th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Kristen Zemaitis- MBG's Program Coordinator
Michele Allen and Ann Aldinger - Artists
Sherri McCalla - Curator of Herb Garden

October 7th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Drew Massengale-Fall Break Camps and Activities
Taylor Herndon-Food Truck Day of the Dead Party
John Adams-Memphis Food and Wine Festival
Jim Crowder-Fall Plant Sale

September 29th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Hubert Turley, Dabney Nursery
Dr. Duane McKenna, U of M Professor
Rick Pudwell, Director of Horticulture at MBG

September 23rd Broadcast

Featured guests:
Cathy Justis, Wolf River Conservancy
Cayleigh Tralongo, HIgh Cotton Brewery
Objekt12, Band for Bug Crawl

September 16th Broadcast

Featured guests:
Kris Shelby, new owner of Fratelli's Cafe at the Garden
Gina Harris, Director of Events and Programs
Kyle McLane, Assistant Director of Horticulture

September 9th Broadcast
Featured guests:
Yuki Maguire, Memphis Japan Festival
David Rogers, artist of Big Bugs at the Garden
Carson Ellis, Butterfly Garden Curator

September 2nd Broadcast

Featured guests:
Taylor Herndon, Education and Special Events Coordinator
Chris O'Bryan, Certified Arborist
Matt Smith, Memphis Bonsai Society


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