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Happy New Year from the Garden

We are excited to bring in the new year with our new Executive Director Michael D. Allen. Mike joins the Memphis Botanic Garden having spent the past six years as President and CEO of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. His leadership and experience will be an asset to the Garden, and we look forward to an amazing year. Mike says, “I am thrilled to join the experienced team of professionals and Board members at the Memphis Botanic Garden and I look forward to exploring each and every... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Tuesday, December 20, 2016


The weekend before Thanksgiving brought spotty frost and the first cold weather of the season to the area. I debated how to dress the following Monday, and opted for the long-johns, the neck gaiter, and the knit cap. That turned out to be a good thing, since the morning temperatures in the Herb Garden did not get out of the 40’s, and the bumblebees were still so sleepy that we could pet their little backs. (There was a wasp-nest on the prairie dock [ Silphium terebinthinaceum .] We... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Monday, December 12, 2016

We NEED you!

2016 has been a great year! Here are some of our accomplishments: ` 34,930 were served through our field trips and outreach programs. ` We continued our Free Membership Program, ensuring access to need-based  households. ` Families have been “digging” the Dirt Pile, a new interactive feature in My Big Backyard. ` We drew record crowds (again!) for our  16th season of Live at the Garden , launched a new Live at the Garden website, and grew... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, December 9, 2016

Tis the season to be at the Garden

Tis the season to be at the Garden whether it be for a stroll throughout the grounds or a holiday evening at Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard.      The entire staff here at the Garden has been spending their time hanging thousands of lights in preparation for Snowy Nights which starts December 2nd. A lot of work, sweat and tears goes into this event to completely transform the Children's Garden into a magical, enchanted holiday celebration perfect for all ages.... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, December 1, 2016


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