MY BIG BACKYARD to Your Big Backyard

Nature is everyone's playground! No matter if you have a big backyard, a small balcony or even just a window to the outside there are lots of ways that we can all connect to nature, and have some fun! We'll be posting activities, crafts and videos that you can do in Your Big Backyard! We hope you enjoy these and look forward to seeing you at the Garden soon!

At Home Fun Projects: (Click below and print)

ABC Game

Accordion Butterfly Project and Butterflies Template

Beanie Babies

Become a Citizen Scientist

Insect Mouths Scavenger Hunt - Insect Heads 

Leaf Art Templates

Nature Bingo

Make your own 'Chalk Paint': 


Make a Dandelion Lion: 


'Mr. Drew' from our Caterpillar Club walks through The Butterfly 

'Mr. Drew' asks Who Lays an Egg?

Rainy Day Painting

Flower Dissection 

Head, Thorax, Abdomen

Make Natural Egg Dye

Nature Mandalas

Rainbow  Chips


Pollinators PT 2 Kool Flower

Nests and Eggs



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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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