Adventure Fridays in My Big Backyard – Fridays in June-Aug - $3,000
This summer series gives families in Memphis an additional reason to visit the Garden on Fridays. Each week a teacher-naturalist is stationed in our family garden with a new adventure to take part in…from bird-watching to pond studies to insect observations…there’s always something new to see and do. These activities include scavenger hunts, games and hands-on learning and are free to visitors. We see many families, including several grandparents who care for children over the summer while parents are working, coming back week after week to play together in the garden.
The Garden is a community resource that educates over 35,000 school children each year. That is 4.5 times the national average of U.S. botanic gardens! Shelby County public schools make up the bulk of our educational programs providing children who live in low-income and inner-city areas an opportunity to experience nature and play in a safe, outdoor environment.
Egg – stravaganza – Month of March; Grades K-4 - $2500 (2000 participants)
The Egg-stravaganza program includes a garden tour with craft and activity stations that focus on all kinds of animals that lay eggs, from insects to amphibians. Students observe a variety of bird eggs, from hummingbird to emu, an even taste fish eggs! They get to learn about and view a variety of nests and get see first-hand the size of an eagle’s nest with our on-site replica. As a special spring treat, they color eggs using natural, plant-made dyes, and ‘plant’ a basket.
Nature’s Candy Store – Month of February; Grades 2-6 - $2,500 (500-1000 participants)
School groups visiting during the month of February can book a special program to teach students about origins of candy. Did you know that every piece of candy comes from plants? From tree sap to bark, and even seaweed, students will explore the plant origins of some of their favorite sweet treats!
School Outreach Programs – Year-round - $5,000 (10,000 served annually)
For over 25 years, MBG has been taking the Garden into the classrooms. Outreach programs are a popular way to supplement the school curriculum in that they are less expensive and reduce the logistical requirements needed for traditional field trips. The Garden’s Outreach programs have beem designed to correlate with curriculum standards and present a variety of age appropriate, science based topics that target children from Preschool through 8th grade. Each program is approximately 1 hour long and investigates a scientific topic through hands- on learning and discussion. Take-home projects are included as a way to reinforce the topic.
As a Presenting Sponsor of an event at the Memphis Botanic Garden, you will receive marketing benefits and employee perks for your contribution. Each sponsorship is slightly different and can be tailored to fit your needs. We offer a broad range of marketing benefits from recognition in e-communications to prominent recognition on our digital signs located on Park and Southern Ave. Depending on the sponsorship level, employee benefits may include free admission passes, discounted membership rates for the sponsor’s employees and more. We would love to work with you to create a sponsorship that elevates our event and provides valuable recognition for your business. Below is a list of some of the marketing and employee benefits the Garden is able to provide.
Logo or name listing to be included in promotional materials:
Employee Perks may include:
If you have any questions or would like to talk more about the Sponsorship opportunities available at the Memphis Botanic Garden, please feel free to call Selena Hulbert at 901-636-4116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)