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Now that school’s out, it’s time to get your summer rolling...

…and you don’t have to take a vacation to an exotic location to do so. Memphis is full of outdoor summertime fun, and there’s plenty of it to be found at the Garden.

If the kiddos aren’t already signed up for summer camps, we still have a few spaces available. They’ll dig (no pun intended) the various nature-themed camps, designed for learning and play for ages 5-13. We’re also hosting our annual Campout in My Big Backyard, so the whole family can enjoy an evening roasting hot dogs, making s’mores, and sleeping under the stars.


There will surely be hot days, so cool down with Sprinkler Days in June and July. And for the little piggies who like to chill out in the mud, we’re hosting International Mud Day in My Big Backyard on June 29. Bring extra clothes and plan to get dirty!

Looking for a more "refined" way to unwind...and keep your hands clean? Summer is a beautiful season to walk through the Garden's 96 acres and explore the lush, green environment. Pick up a tree map and tour the towering beauties that offer shade throughout the grounds. Have lunch in Fratelli’s Café and enjoy the adjacent (and recently renovated) Sculpture Garden. You’ll feel like you stepped into a European garden, without ever leaving Memphis.   

(Insider Tip: From the Fratelli's patio and Sculpture Garden, sneak a peek at the progress in the Rose landscaping is in place and plantings are taking shape around the majestic fountain!)

You may still plan those beach vacations or trips to the mountains, but don’t miss the chance to enjoy your own hometown this summer. Let the Garden be one of your destinations of choice!


Posted by Jana Wilson at 8:00 AM


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Adults $10.00
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Children (2-12) $5.00
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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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