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Meet our Imperial Guardian Lions

Meet our Imperial Guardian Lions. Thanks to Jimmy Ishii with Sekisui for this generous donation, these new marble sculptures now guard the entrance of the Asian Garden. Known in Chinese as  shí shÄ«  which means “stone lion," they are often called " Foo Dogs " and are symbolic of power and protection   November is a wonderful time to visit our Asian Garden to see fall color. The Japanese Maples are famous for their fall color... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, October 23, 2017

The Good, The Bad, and the Red

  If you were to walk through the formal section of the Herb Garden, you might walk past the Dye Bed.   Passing the dye plants, you might notice the prickly pear cactus and wonder how that plant is used for a dye. Well, there are two sources of dye from this one plant. The fruit of this plant is juiced and allowed to ferment and it produces a lovely dye ranging from light pink to a dark magenta. The second source of dye is a beautiful red produced by….wait... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, October 16, 2017

The Yucca Moth

Drab, nocturnal, a little stout, and quite a bit fuzzy, moths are often overlooked by gardeners. But, while you and the butterflies are cozied up for the night, the moths are winging in the moonlight, and performing some very important pollination services. Because colors and shapes are not as prominent at night, moths aren’t drawn to the same flowers that their diurnal counterparts, the butterflies, are. Instead, moth-pollinated flowers tend to be glowing white, and highly fragrant. ... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, October 12, 2017

FALL IS FOR PLANTING! (A statement rooted in truth!)

I’m sure you’ve heard this before. A ploy by nurseries to get you to buy their season ending inventory? To some extent, maybe, IF you hear it from a person’s point of view. From the plant’s point of view…IT IS GOSPEL! Think about the plant’s environment. In the spring, the air warms quickly, the soil slowly. In the fall, the air cools quickly, the soil slowly. Our soil temperature can be... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, October 6, 2017


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9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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