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Anne Heard Stokes Butterfly Garden-by Carson Ellis

As a child, my hobbies included collecting dead butterflies and moths, which I mounted in frames hung on my bedroom walls, and capturing caterpillars to rear in jars (perhaps, born a little later, my hobby would have been catching Pokémon instead-- I’m glad I wasn’t!). These lepidopterans fascinated me, lazily drifting through my mother’s garden on their colorful, powdery wings, and the first plants I learned to identify were stuffed into jars to feed picky... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, July 29, 2016

PokemonGo, as played by a middle-aged marketing director

A couple of weeks ago, my 24-year-old son stopped by my desk to show me this new "PokemonGo thing" that he said was going crazy in the Garden. I needed to know, he said, because the Garden was a mecca of "Pokestops," with 4 "gyms," Ratattas, Pidgeys, and Magikarps galore. Flashing him a dramatic eyeroll, which he has also perfected under my tutelage, I took a look at his screen, googled PokemonGo, and got the okay to offer discounted weekend admission to anyone who... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer interning at the Garden - guest blog

Hello all! My name is Will Embry and I am a senior Biology major at the University of Memphis. I have been working at the Memphis Botanic Gardens now for 4 months. I would like to take some time to tell you about our partnership with Le Bonheur in creating this year’s attraction in the Idea Garden. We took what was once a vegetable garden and a hobbit house and have transformed it into a Lost Boys Lagoon! The project began with the planting of Chinese Windmill Palms and... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, July 22, 2016

Family Gardens: A User's Guide for Designers and Horticultural Professionals

The American Horticultural Society has been hosting The National Children & Youth Gardening Symposium for over 20 years and this year it will be held in Columbia, SC July 13 - 16. Staff members of the Memphis Botanic Garden attend almost year. Thanks to the Misner Scholarship Fund that promotes MBG staff training, four MBG employees will be in attending to network, learn, and act as resources to the horticultural community. Chris Cosby, Senior Manager of Gardens, will be doing a lecture on... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, July 13, 2016


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