In an age when virtual reality is rapidly replacing real experiences, children need to breath fresh air and play in green spaces more than ever. Your students will connect with the natural world as they participate in hands-on, outdoor learning at the Garden.
The Education Department at Memphis Botanic Garden has taken great care to incorporate your teaching objectives into all of our tours and special programs. Learning about ecological systems happens in ways that are not possible in the classroom.
In addition to plant science, the Memphis Botanic Garden offers hands-on programs on world ecosystems, multicultural studies, historical uses of plants, art in nature, environmental issues, and more. Learning at the Garden is fun, as well as educational! All classes include exciting and educational activities that make your students' visit one they won't soon forget.
New this Fall! Creep, Crawl, Flutter or Fly your way to MBG this fall to see David Rogers’ Big Bugs. These larger than life bugs sculptures are created using various trees to give each bug it’s unique character. These big bugs are the perfect backdrop for all of our buggy programs! Don’t miss this limitedtime program!
Select one of the links to the right for educators' resources and available programs.
You may reach one our Education Coordinators at 901-636-4126, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a printable version of our 2017-2018 Education Programs Guide.
The natural world is the classroom for your students at the Memphis Botanic Garden!
Charges for programs include an instructor to lead your group, supplies for exciting take-home projects, Garden admission, and a chance to picnic in our Pine Grove (tables are first come, first served, so you may want to bring blankets.)
We have a minimum registration of 15 students for all programs, excluding educational events/festivals. You may schedule a program for fewer students, but you will be expected to pay for 15.
We require a $75 deposit for all programs, due two weeks before the program date. The remaining balance is due on the day of your program.
Checks should be written for the number of students who actually come that day and made payable to Memphis Botanic Garden. Cash and credit cards are also accepted.
We must be notified of cancellations or considerable changes in number of students at least 2 weeks before your scheduled program.
To cancel, please call 901-636-4126 & email email@example.com.
If you are registered for a tour and decide not to come due to inclement weather, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can notify instructors. We will be happy to reschedule your visit for the next available date that your students can enjoy the Garden, or we can refund your deposit if you can't work out an alternative date.
For updates and more!
Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Holiday Wonders at the Garden:
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)