Students will investigate the basics of botany, from pollination to seed
formation to germination and back again! Along the way your instructor
will use interactive teaching tools to captivate your class. Each tour
can be tailored to the grade level and interest of your group. Tours
last one hour, and afterwards groups may stay to picnic or enjoy the
Guided tour is $75 program fee plus $5 students and $5 adults.
Pre-registration is required.
You and your students can visit the gardens at your own pace. Maps are available at the Admissions Desk.
General admission to the garden is $8 for adults, $5 for students.
For groups of 20 or more, admission is $7 for adults, $4 for students.
Pre-registration is required.
Wander the natural world as you and your students explore our gardens and plant collections, including:
With more than 150 different trees labeled for learning, our Level 4 Arboretum is one of our most important teaching areas.
Children can explore and discover ancient plants, fossils and petrified wood. There is a cave for exploring, dinosaurs for climbing, and a mini fossil site complete with digging tools.
The new Herb Garden is a global garden representing different herbal traditions from around the world. Smell your way through herbs used for making medicines and foods all around the world.
Designed to celebrate the senses, it is comprised of plantings, sculpture, and fountains. Many of the beds are planted at wheelchair height to accommodate the many special needs groups that visit this engaging garden.
The natural world is the classroom for your students at the Memphis Botanic Garden!
Charges for programs include an instructor to lead your group, supplies for exciting take-home projects, Garden admission, and a chance to picnic in our Pine Grove (tables are first come, first served, so you may want to bring blankets.)
We have a minimum registration of 15 students for all programs, excluding educational events/festivals. You may schedule a program for fewer students, but you will be expected to pay for 15.
We require a $75 deposit for all programs, due two weeks before the program date. The remaining balance is due on the day of your program.
Checks should be written for the number of students who actually come that day and made payable to Memphis Botanic Garden. Cash and credit cards are also accepted.
We must be notified of cancellations or considerable changes in number of students at least 2 weeks before your scheduled program.
To cancel, please call 901-636-4126 & email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are registered for a tour and decide not to come due to inclement weather, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can notify instructors. We will be happy to reschedule your visit for the next available date that your students can enjoy the Garden, or we can refund your deposit if you can't work out an alternative date.
For updates and more!
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)