On-Site Camps

 

Summer fun is blooming at the Garden! Our nature camps are dedicated to connecting kids with nature. Whether they’re exploring our 96 acres during one of our on-site camps or taking activities home with Garden on the Go, we have your aspiring nature-lovers and adventurers covered!


On-Site Camps

Our day camps for kids aged 4-12 offer a week full of nature crafts, games, and explorations led by one of our expert Garden Guides.

Need the MBG Member discount code? Call 901-636-4100 or email info@memphisbotanicgarden.com BEFORE placing your order. 


June 7-11 
How Does Your Garden Grow? 
Ages 4-5 
9 am-12 pm
$160 Members/ $200 non-members
Dig into summer with exciting crafts and garden adventures! Campers will leave this camp with a green thumb and their own projects to help them garden at home. 

CAMP FULL

June 14-18 
Nature Explorers
Ages 6-10 
9 am-3 pm 
$200 Members/ $250 non-members
Become a living tree, find out who lives under that log, and learn how you are connected to it all! Pack your lunch and prepare for a fun-filled day of games, crafts, and discovery. From the food chain to tracks and traces, this camp is sure to ROCK!

CAMP FULL

June 21-25
Fairies and Gnomes 

Ages 6-10 
9 am-3 pm 
$200 Members/ $250 non-members
Fairies and gnomes are good luck for a garden. Fairies are the keepers of the flowers and gnomes are known for their gardening skills. Spend the week creating magic to transform your own garden into a dwelling for these whimsical creatures. 

CAMP FULL

July 12-16
Adventures at the Garden 

Ages 10-12 
9 am-3 pm 
$200 Members/ $250 non-members
Hike, splash, play as we explore the Garden! Who lives under that log? Who chewed that leaf? Grab your curiosity and a magnifying glass to take a closer look at the great outdoors. 

CAMP FULL

 

July 19-23
Jeepers Creepers

Ages 4-5
9 am-12 pm 
$160 Members/ $200 non-members

Discover what is so amazing about these "unpopular" creatures. From worms to bees and all creatures and plants in-between. 

CAMP FULL

 

JUST ADDED!

July 26-30
Nature Explorers
Ages 6-10 
9 am-3 pm 
$200 Members/ $250 non-members

Become a living tree, find out who lives under that log, and learn how you are connected to it all! Pack your lunch and prepare for a fun-filled day of games, crafts, and discovery. From the food chain to tracks and traces, this camp is sure to ROCK!

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On-Site Camp Policies and General Information:


CAMP LOCATION

Memphis Botanic Garden is located at 750 Cherry Road; Memphis, Tennessee 38117.
Camps will take place at the International Paper Guest House Education Center in My Big Backyard.

DEADLINE

The enrollment deadline for each camp is two weeks before camp begins. Class size is limited due to COVID, so register as soon as possible. Camps subject to being canceled due to low enrollment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

50% refund if canceled two weeks in advance. No refund if canceled less than two weeks before the first day of camp.

Camps may be canceled due to COVID concerns and/or Health Department restrictions or recommendations. If we cancel a camp due to COVID and/or government directives, you will be refunded.

WHAT TO BRING

All campers must follow the most up-to-date health department directive, mask mandate, and other government guidelines, which may include wearing a mask and daily temperature checks. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

We will provide the most up-to-date mask requirements and COVID policies prior to the start of camp.

9 am-12 pm campers will need to come with sunscreen and bug spray already applied. Please bring a water bottle and an extra mask. 

9 am-3 pm campers will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellent. 

Before and aftercare is not provided. Children may not be dropped off earlier than 10 minutes before the camp start time and must be picked up no later than 10 minutes after the camp ends. 
 


Looking for at-home activities? Check out our Garden on the Go camps at memphisbotanicgarden.com/gardenonthego

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Hours

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

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Directions

Directions

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

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