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Memphis Botanic Garden Announces Phased Reopening

Members-only beginning Thursday, May 7th

Expands to daily fee guests on Tuesday, May 19th


The Memphis Botanic Garden today announced a phased reopening plan designed for the safety of its members and guests. The Garden will reopen to members only on Thursday, May 7th, at 11:00 a.m., and then on Tuesday, May 19th, the Garden will expand admittance to daily fee guests. For the month of May, the Garden will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Michael Allen, Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden, said: “We are thrilled to be able to reopen our grounds and to do so in a measured and incremental way. Since closing our gates on March 21st, we have looked forward to this day, as have our members and guests. I am grateful to our dedicated horticulturegrounds, and nursery staff who have kept the grounds in good shape during this difficult time.” 

Designed to ramp up over time, other limitations that members and guests should be aware of include:

  • Only outdoor spaces are reopening currently
  • The Children’s Garden will remain closed for now, as will other “high touch” areas like the iconic red bridge and Prehistoric Plant Trail. These features will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • The Garden will control the numbers admitted to the grounds - if needed - to assure that social distancing practices are adhered to. We strongly encourage:
    • Groups of 10 or less
    • Remaining six feet apart
    • Wearing a mask
    • Staying home if sick
  • There will be one set of bathrooms open on the grounds (behind the stage and adjacent to Sara’s Place). 
  • Our Nursery at the Garden (retail plant shop) will remain available for on-line purchases only at this time.
  • All special indoor events remain canceled for the month of May
  • Fratelli’s restaurant is open for call-ahead orders with curbside pickup or on the grounds dining.  

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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Daily Garden Admission

Adults $10.00
Seniors (62 & over) $8.00
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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