Go Public Garden Days


GO to the Garden! May 7 - 16 is GO Public Garden Days, an ongoing, evergreen Association initiative to drive the public to visit, value, and volunteer at public gardens in their area and when they travel.

Whether you're a longtime MBG Member or you've never visited, we invite you to experience our rich and diverse programming, explore our 96 acres, and give back to the Garden to help us remain an urban oasis for all during this special nationwide campaign.

Each day, we're highlighting some of our favorite ways to experience the Garden, both now and year-round. 

May 7:

Volunteer at the Garden!

Dig in and join us at the Garden to help remove invasive and exotic plants in our Woodlands for our monthly Weed Wrangle from 9 am to noon!

Learn more at memphisbotanicgarden.com/volunteer

May 8:

Become a Member!

An MBG Membership is blooming with benefits! Members receive free admission to the Garden year-round, discounts on events and classes, a 10% discount on gift shop and nursery purchases, and so much more!

Learn more at memphisbotanicgarden.com/join

May 9:

Celebrate Mom!

Mother's Day at the Garden returns in 2021 with a safe and fun outdoor picnic from 10 am - 2 pm. The smooth sounds of Kenneth Jackson will delight as mom enjoys libations from the cash bar and a pre-ordered picnic lunch from Fuel or Fratelli's.

Learn more and see the menus at memphisbotanicgarden.com/mothersday

May 10:

Ask the Expert!

Did you know you can ask us your plant questions? Our expert horticulturists are happy to help!

Submit your plant questions at memphisbotanicgarden.com/plantquestions

May 11:

Hear a Story!

Flowers Tots: Storytime at the Garden is back this spring! Join us Tuesdays at 10 am through May 26 for storytime with Ms. Kristen for Pre-K and Kindergarten-aged children (with an adult).

Learn more at memphisbotanicgarden.com/flower-tots

May 12:

Explore the Grounds!

With 30 specialty gardens over 96 acres, we have something for everyone. During your visit, be sure to stop and enjoy our new garden identification signs, directional signs, and interpretive signs as part of our Nourish Greenprint: 2021 capital campaign.

Plan your visit and purchase contactless entry at memphisbotanicgarden.com/visit

May 13:

Experience the Garden After Hours!

Join us we kick off our Food Truck Garden Party series presented by Oak Hall and Vineyard Vines. Come explore the Garden after hours while supporting a variety of local food trucks from the Memphis Food Truckers Alliance! We'll have live music and a cash bar available. Dogs are welcome!

Learn more at memphisbotanicgarden.com/food-truck-garden-party

May 14:

Enjoy Live Music!

Grammy-nominated Southern Avenue takes the stage this May at the Garden with their boundary-breaking brand of retro soul and electrifying live show for Locals Live: Memphis Music at the Garden presented by Regions Banks. 

Learn more and purchase tickets at radiansamp.com/locals-live

May 15:

Take in an Exhibit!

Did you know we have new art exhibits every month? This May enjoy the STAR Artist Exhibition, an annual juried event of the Memphis Germantown Art League, and Color and Light - Nature's Gifts by Steve Nelson.

Learn more at memphisbotanicgarden.com/exhibits

May 16:

Learn Something New!

We have a revolving selection of art classes for adults offered year-round. May 16, add some whimsy to your garden at the Fantastical Fairy Houses workshop with Becky Zee from 1-4 pm. Call 901-636-4128 for more information or to register.

See all of our adult education offerings on our website calendar at memphisbotanicgarden.com/calendar



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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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750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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