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Celebrating Ten Years of My Big Backyard

   Join us this month in celebrating the 10 th  Anniversary of My Big Backyard. Our Horticulture and Education teams have been working hard to get us ready for our birthday celebrations and this garden has never looked better. We are so appreciative of everyone who has played a role along the way to get us where we are today. From The Little Garden Club of Memphis planting the initial seeds and the many local foundations, corporate funders and... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, August 29, 2019

5 Plants to Look Out for in a Survival Situation

Is it just me or are 70% of TV shows about the apocalypse right now? And did you know that 68 million Americans have purchased survival gear to prepare for doomsday?! Whether you are a serious “prepper” or just someone who occasionally wonders how you might cope in a survival situation, the subject of using plants for food and medicine is quite an interesting one. This isn’t intended as an in-depth guide to herbal medicine (you might want a more academic article... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, August 19, 2019

Tenth Annual Forrest Spence 5K Promises Fun for Families

The Forrest Spence 5K raises funds for non-medical needs of critically or chronically  ill children and their families.   The 12th annual Forrest Spence 5K is a wonderful event for all ages. On Saturday, Aug. 24 , bring your friends and family to walk or run the 3.1-mile course starting at the Memphis Botanic Garden. The Forrest Spence 5K begins at the Memphis Botanic Garden at 8 a.m. This fun filled day includes a 5K, food, door prizes, music, 1-mile fun run, 100-yard... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, August 8, 2019


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