Middle/High School programs

Your students will enjoy these 90-minute interactive experiences that combine garden exploration with hands on experiments and activities. Available throughout the year. 

Fee: $5 per student
Teachers are free; chaperones $5 each.
Programs do not include admission to My Big Backyard.

Basic Botany


  • Investigate our diverse garden flora and fauna to get an in-depth look at the field of botany.
  • Discover flower anatomy, make observations, and hypotheses on pollination
  • Visualize the process of photosynthesis and unlock the pigments of plants 
  • Learn plant reproduction and  propagation methods
  • Understand monocots and dicots with a dissection and scavenger hunt

Citizens by Nature

  • A thought-provoking STEAM-based class on ethics and nature designed to instill civic pride and inspire students to take action 
  • Discover diversity in the community and the natural world
  • Grow environmental awareness through art
  • Explore the mid-south’s native plants  
  • Assess various sites while designing various conservation initiatives

Water: The Wonders of the Wet World! 

  • Explore My Big Backyard
  • Walk through the water cycle
  • Investigate pond ecology while dip netting
  • Understand the effects of water quality on aquatic life through a macro invertebrate limbo game
  • Create a pond souvenir

Web of Life 

  • Become a part of the web of life
  • Dissect an owl pellet
  • Learn how your actions impact the web
  • Discover producers and consumers role in our environment


Please complete the form below to request one of these programs.

This form is a REQUEST only.

Once this request is submitted, our program coordinator will email you a confirmation and request for deposit. Your field trip will be finalized upon payment of deposit. 

If you have questions, please contact:

Kristen Zemaitis



Gina Harris



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Enhancing lives by connecting people with plants to increase awareness and appreciation of our environment.


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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Daily Garden Admission

Adults $10.00
Seniors (62 & over) $8.00
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

Group Visits



We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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