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Bridge Over Tranquil Waters

If you have visited the Garden lately, you would have surely observed the renovations taking place on the zigzag bridge, or in Japanese, yatsuhashi. Since I started working at the Botanic Garden just over 4 years ago, I’ve heard several stories of its origins. Some have called it a meditation bridge, in that you have to focus on your path, otherwise you could end up having an unforeseen swim.  Another bit of folklore that has been used in association with zigzag bridges is... Read More
Posted by nick esthus at Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Along The Garden Path" by Harrison and June Caldwell of Caldwell Forge and Enamel

About The Show " Along the Garden Path  invites the viewer to look with truly open eyes at the beauty that is all around us. Too often, we look without seeing, walk by without stopping, or pass the time without really living each moment. The “path,” in life as in art, is before us. We must step into each moment in mindfulness."    - June Caldwell Artist MBG Interview MBG: June, your mediums are both oil painting (is it acrylic?) and enamel on... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, September 28, 2015

"On The Grounds" by the students of the Fred Rawlinson Atelier

About the show from Fred Rawlinson:  "On the Grounds refers to a collection of paintings that were created by the Atelier Artists of Fred Rawlinson’s Studio and Gallery in Germantown TN. The artists scheduled field trips to the Memphis Botanic Garden to sketch and photograph. Images from these field trips were then taken back to the studio where they were used as inspiration for the paintings to be displayed at the garden. Thus, every painting in this show is inspired from an... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, September 28, 2015

Ode to the Herb Garden Volunteers

   The last Herbal Work Study brought in 4 volunteers (Jane, Barry, Josie and Sarah) to help weed and  groom in the Herb Garden – one Saturday  a month gains me 4 to seven new helpers .  I also  have a few “regular” volunteers: John on Mondays, Lisa on Wednesdays, and Kathy on Fridays. Then there are is Evelyn who will come gather stinging nettles when their harvest time is near and I can’t possibly take care of that one more task. What am I talking about?... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Monday, September 28, 2015

Tough Talk

As gardeners, we are used to dealing with the vagaries of natural forces. Changes in rainfall patterns, insect and disease pressure, fluctuating maximum and minimum temperatures, and a myriad of other unexpected phenomena of greater or lesser import that serve to remind us that the only constant in nature is change. Acceptance of such natural phenomena is not so difficult, given that we can do little to change them. We simply adapt to the current reality and make the necessary edits to our... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pop-Up Plant Sale - One day Only!

The Memphis Botanic Garden’s greenhouse manager and grower, Manny Pailet, is extremely dedicated to his plants, even planning his vacation times around when particular plants need special attention in order to be at their best. With help from volunteers like Anne Knapp, who has volunteered on and off for the past ten years, Pailet has timed many varieties to be in bloom just for our Pop-Up Plant Sale that will be held on October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   “We have... Read More
Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at Wednesday, September 23, 2015


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