Pre-K and Kindergarten Classes

These programs are designed to fit the needs of your Pre-K or Kindergarten class by incorporating crafts with Garden experiences. Each class is one hour long and available throughout the year.

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


Beautiful Butterflies

Go on a butterfly hunt, learn all about those hungry caterpillars with a fun dress-up story, create a pretty "painted lady" butterfly, and take home your own wildflower planting

Busy Bees

Buzz through the Garden and see these busy insects in action, taste different types of honey, practice “bee-ing” safe around bees, and learn about bee body parts, as you assemble your own bee puppet!

Fall Colors

See a rainbow of colors in our Arboretum, where you'll collect leaves for a beautiful "stained glass" hanging and funny leaf friend.

Flower Power

Tip-toe through the tulips, (or whatever is in bloom!) create a "kool" flower, and plant your own flower seeds to take home.

For the Birds

Learn all about bird beaks and feet, go on a birdwatching expedition, and make a "bird buddy"

Prehistoric Pals

Visit our Prehistoric Plant Trail to see plants that have grown since the days of the dinosaurs, and create a "dinomite" puppet and planting.

How does your garden grow?

Learn the difference between fruits and veggies that you eat every day. Students will make a veggie puppet and plant a piece of the garden to take home.

Wiggly Worms

Learn all about these critters that wiggle their way through the dirt. Go on a worm hunt, hold a real worm and take home a worm 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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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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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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