Enjoy Nature Responsibly...
Have fun, but be careful!
Please remember that this is a garden, not a playground. Have fun and be mindful of others. Parents, please supervise your children at all times...especially around the pond.
Keep our plants healthy and happy.
Become one of our gardeners and help take care of My Big Backyard by not stepping in the planted beds or picking the flower, plants, or fruits.
Pick up, please.
Replace toys and props when you're finished, sothat we can keep our garden tidy and so others can enjoy them too.
Leave your swimsuits at home.
Our water features are for splashing, wading, and cooling off. Please wear appropriate garden clothing at all times.
Picking a place to picnic.
Out of consideration of our other guests, groups wishing to picnic must do so in the Pine Grove Picnic Area or another suitable location in the Garden.
The Pond Outback is not a swimming hole.
For the safety of our guests, there is no swimming or wading allowed in the pond area. This pond is for plants, wildlife, and observation; the water is not chlorinated and not suitable for swimming.
Celebrate in My Big Backyard!
All birthday parties and special events in My Big Backyard are by reservation only. Here's some information about planning a special event at the Garden.
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.
Holiday Wonders at the Garden:
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)