Tennessee Arbor Day Celebration

03/05/2021, 10:00 AM to Noon

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Celebrate the official City of Memphis Arbor Day and help Memphis City Beautiful celebrate their 90th anniversary by participating in the ‘Plant the Town Red’ campaign. The celebration will include a reading of the Mayor’s proclamation, tree planting demonstration, tree give-away, and a tour of the magnificent trees at MBG. This event is free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required.

Festivities include:

Tree Planting: A ‘Wildfire’ Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire’) will be planted to show support for Memphis City Beautiful’s Plant the Town Red campaign. This distinctive tree, with red foliage in spring and fall, was chosen and donated by long-time MBG supporter The Dabney Nursery.

Tree and Shrub Giveaway: The giveaway includes two types of tree saplings to help support the Plant the Town Red campaign, Red Mulberry and Northern Red Oak, as well as young Buttonbush, a native shrub very attractive to pollinators. Plants are provided by The Arbor Day Foundation to honor Memphis as a Tree City USA.

Tree Tour:  Arborist Bo Kelley and Urban Forestry Advisor Linnea West will give a socially distanced tour through MBG where they will discuss the role and value of trees in both natural and urban environments. Techniques for accurately identifying species in the field will be examined and tips for proper planting and care of trees will be offered.

Join us at Memphis Botanic Garden to celebrate the magnificence of trees on Arbor Day!

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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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