Outreach: Pre-K and Kindergarten

During the preschool years, children develop lifelong attitudes towards nature that can last a lifetime. Our Sprouting Out! programs introduce preschoolers to the wonders of the natural world. It is our hope that their time with us will foster a sense of wonder and stewardship for the world around them. Each forty-five minute class includes a show-and-tell, a movement activity, and a hands-on craft project.

Program fee is $75 for one, or $65 each when two or more programs are conducted the same day.  Limited to 20 students per class.

Fun with Flowers

See your students’ imaginations “bloom” as they learn about the parts of flowers, create a kool flower and take home flower seed planting. 

Terrific Trees

Explore the wonder of these mighty giants with Oakley the Acorn as we act out the life cycle of a seed and create a “tree’mendous necklace!  

Wiggly Worms and Diggity Dirt

Learn all about these critters that wiggle their way through the dirt! Hold a real worm and make a worm tunnel maze.

Beautiful Butterflies

Students will discover the wonders of our most colorful and beautiful insects as they sip ‘nectar” from a flower and create a painted lady ring!

Buzz, Buzz. Bees

Learn about these busy insects that help our gardens grow. Taste honey, do a bee dance and make a bee puppet to learn about the parts of a bee.  

What's a Fruit, What's a Veggie?

Your little sprouts will discover the basics of  fruits and veggies from A-Z, or asparagus to zucchini! Create a veggie puppet and plant  fruit or veggie seeds!  

Our Feathered Friends

Soar to new heights with backyard birds as you match up birds and eggs, explore nests, and make a bird buddy!

Rainforest Romp

Learn about the animals that hop, slither, and swing through the vines and tropical trees in this exciting ecosystem! Students will see a tropical plant and play a fun jungle game.

Prehistoric Pals

Your students will "dig" becoming young palentologists as they learn about our prehistoric pals with a hands-on matching game, fossil show and tell and dino-puppet craft.


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

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

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