Memphis Botanic Garden
Get Memphis Botanic Garden essential facts below. View Videos or join the Memphis Botanic Garden discussion. Add Memphis Botanic Garden to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden
Botanic Garden Memphis.jpg
Location 750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Coordinates 35°06?39?N 89°55?03?W / 35.110830°N 89.917503°W / 35.110830; -89.917503Coordinates: 35°06?39?N 89°55?03?W / 35.110830°N 89.917503°W / 35.110830; -89.917503
Area 96 acres (39 ha)
Created 1953 (1953)
Operated by City of Memphis/
Memphis Botanic Garden Foundation
Open 9am-6pm during Central Daylight Time and 9am-4:30pm during Central Standard Time (Winter)
Status Open all year

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a 96-acre (39 ha) botanical garden located in Audubon Park at 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, Tennessee.

Memphis Botanic Garden is open to the public daily, where guests can take a stroll through various gardens on the grounds. There is also a children's garden, called my Big Backyard, which is very popular with Memphians and out of towners.

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts many community events each year, such as the Daffodil Dash Race, The Family Egg Hunt, and Mother's Day Jazz Brunch. The garden also offers a range of educational programs for youth and adults. Plant sales and a concert series are held throughout the year to benefit its educational and horticultural programs.


The gardens have gradually been established in Audubon Park from 1953 onwards, including the creation of an arboretum (1957) and magnolia garden (1958), as well as the movement of an existing rose garden to the area (1958).

The Goldsmith Civic Garden Center, housing the Garden's administrative offices, an auditorium and the Water Garden Room, was completed and dedicated in 1964. The gardens were formally named the Memphis Botanic Garden in 1966.


Today the garden contains 23 specialty gardens, including:

  • Tennessee Bicentennial Iris Garden - hundreds of varieties of bearded irises, plus other iris types from Louisiana, Japan, Siberia and Spuria.
  • Conifer Collection (1981) - including many dwarf conifer varieties.
  • Herb Garden (2011) - over 500 types of herbs.
  • Japanese Garden of Tranquility (1965, 1989) - designed by Dr. P. T. Tono, Tokyo; redesigned by Dr. Koichi Kawana.
  • Rose Garden - 75 rose varieties.
  • Sensory Garden (1989)
  • Anne Heard Stokes Butterfly Garden (1997)
  • Memphis Garden Club Water Garden


The Garden has several unique features and was recently certified as a Level 4 Arboretum, the highest designation, making it one of four in Tennessee.

In 2006, the Garden's Hosta Trail was recognized by the American Hosta Society as one of fifteen nationally certified trails in the U.S and one of two certified trails in the South.


Charity Navigator has awarded the Memphis Botanic Garden as a Four Star Charity making it in the top 14% of all non profit organizations in the U.S. for financial management.

In 2006, the Memphis Botanic Garden became a Blue Star Memorial Garden in cooperation with the National Garden Clubs.

See also


External links

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Top US Cities was developed using's knowledge management platform. It allows users to manage learning and research. Visit defaultLogic's other partner sites below: : Music Genres | Musicians | Musical Instruments | Music Industry
NCR Works : Retail Banking | Restaurant Industry | Retail Industry | Hospitality Industry