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MBG Arborist Chris O'Bryan talks trees

During the summer at MBG, our camps get kids hooked on trees, wildlife, soil, gardening, and nature in general. In preparing for the Backyard Explorers Camp (July 20-24) for ages 10-12, I really wanted these tween-agers to receive input from local professionals in the natural sciences that their interests can turn into careers. For our day focused on trees and forests, who else would be my special guest other than our very own Garden Arborist? Chris O’Bryan has been part of our... Read More
Posted by Charity Siebert at Friday, October 30, 2015

November is a month for Giving Thanks

  November is a month for Giving Thanks.  We’d like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all of those who help to enhance the Garden and support our operations by making donations for trees, benches and garden plantings.  The beautiful bed at the end of the Four Seasons Garden was recently renovated to include a formal boxwood border and new seasonal plantings.  Grandview Garden Club has adopted this bed as a way to honor the memory of several of their past... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wilderness Children // Michelle Duckworth // Visitors Center Gallery

Image above titled: Searching , Michelle Duckworth ABOUT THE SHOW "The feeling of being a child and looking with wonder and fear at the big, wild world around us is a theme I find myself repeatedly exploring in my work. In the struggle to make sense of our individual realities, to find the way out of our personal wildernesses, stories are often necessary. Stories we are told by others as well as those we tell ourselves. Some of the scenarios depicted in my pieces are inspired by... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Tuesday, October 27, 2015

24th annual Urban Forestry Conference

The 24th annual Urban Forestry Conference was recently held at the Memphis Botanic Garden with the theme of ‘Walking in Memphis-The Future of the Urban Forest.’ This conference focused on important issues facing urban forest resource issues.  The conference concluded with the 17th annual Tree Climbing Competition at the Garden. Contestants competed in five events and the Master’s Challenge for the state title.  This picture shows MBG staff Chris O’Bryan being ‘rescued’ as an... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, October 26, 2015

At Cross Purpose // Erin Jennings // Fratelli's Cafe Gallery

About The Show " At Cross-Purpose is a survey of two bodies of work comprised of night and infrared landscape photographs. While both series function autonomously, each addresses an inherent anxiety to do with perception and viewing. Our relationship with darkness is fraught with longstanding tension derived from a justified fear of potential harm due to an inability to assess one’s surroundings. This work is an exploration of existence outside of the safety of the domicile and an... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Thursday, October 22, 2015


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