Big Bugs Picnic at the Garden

09/16/2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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The ants go marching one by one…to the Garden!  Welcome David Rogers’ Big Bugs to the Garden with a picnic on the lawn.

Explore ten larger-than-life bugs throughout our 96 acres.
The Crazy Critter Guy from 4-H Camp shares his unique bug petting zoo.
Pick the winner in crazy live cockroach races.
Build a bug, compete in insect olympics, create an insects-in-amber craft, and meet the artist, David Rogers!

...and those aren't ants in your pants, making you want to dance. We have live music that the whole family will enjoy. You know Josie from our Lemonade Stand in My Big Backyard, but you'll LOVE her rockin' the bass with Significant Figures.

Bring a picnic, or grab some grub from an onsite food truck like  Mojo Cafe, then enjoy your picnic spread on the lawn...with no worries from these gig-ANT-ic guests!

Free with Garden admission; food and concessions additional.

Call 901-636-4131 for information.


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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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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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