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Meet Robin Howell - new curator of the Japanese and Asian gardens

  My name is Robin Howell, and I'm the new curator of the Japanese and Asian gardens here at the Memphis Botanic Garden.  I'm thrilled at the opportunity here in Memphis to learn more about Japanese gardening and am looking forward to working with the staff and volunteers.  I already have a connection here at the garden; Kyle McLane, our Assistant Director of Horticulture, and I went to high... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, April 20, 2017

When is Spring?

  When is Spring? Depending on who you’re talking to Spring can have a couple of different definitions.  Most of us are familiar with the solar/astronomical reckoning of Spring which is noted on our calendars between the Vernal Equinox (around March 21) and the Summer Solstice (around June 21).  A meteorological reckoning, based on average temperature, makes the warmest three months... Read More
Posted by chris o'bryan at Sunday, April 16, 2017

Calling All Coneheads….

    What is the tallest living thing in the world?   -a conifer:  Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens , towering nearly 400 feet.   What is the largest living thing?     -a conifer:  Giant Sequoia, Sequoiadendron gianteum , over 52,000 cubic feet. What is the world’s oldest living thing?     -a conifer!  Bristlecone... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, April 13, 2017

Have you ever stared into the eye of a Dragon?

West of Lake Biwa, just below the Japanese Pavillion, is the lair of Pinus densiflora ‘Oculus-draconis’, Dragon’s Eye Pine. The large green and yellow eyes stare back bewitchingly as one gazes down into the branch ends… This unique pine is native to Japan, Korea and parts of China. A slow grower, Dragon’s Eye can eventually reach 30 feet tall with a spread nearly as wide. It likes full sun, well-drained and slightly acid soil.     Each... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Plant Sale and Herbal Celebration

    Spring has sprung! Winter is here!   No, wait, it is summer! Oops, I mean it is winter!   Ah, well, the first day of spring will have happened by the time you guys are reading this, but who knows what temperature it will be. Sigh.   The only time weather is ever boring here in the Mid-South is in the middle of Desert Time (aka:... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Memphis Botanic Garden Tree Team

Pictured (l to r): Deb Foehring, Linnea West, Jan Castillo, Sean Pflaumer, Laurie Williams, and Polly Baxter     As members of Laurie Williams’s volunteer Tree Team at the Garden, we have the great green fortune to walk these 96 beautiful acres monitoring tree health. We document the growing arboretum collection, prune alongside staff, engrave and mount botanical signs, maintain the Conifer Reference Garden that the team established in... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Monday, April 3, 2017

MBG Staff-Keeping it Green at Home

  I have two sons, Mason, age 10, and Hayden, age 7. They have to take a snack every day so we bought a reusable snack bag that they take every day rather than using a plastic bag. We have used a sandwich box and re-usable small containers in the boys' lunches for years to reduce the amount of trash in their lunch boxes. -Kristen Zemaitis, Program Coordinator As Director of Education at the Garden AND mother of four, I am very aware of the stats on health benefits and... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Saturday, April 1, 2017


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