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Memphis Botanic Garden

Memphis, TN

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Address: 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117, USA Number: 901 636-4100 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Memphis Botanic Garden is a beautiful piece of nature in an incredible city! (It just proves you don't have to travel all the way into the country to be surrounded by nature!)

Memphis Botanic Garden is 96 amazing acres of beautiful gardens (23 speciality ones to be exact!), which give the whole family a look at some of the incredible species of trees, flowers and plants we have on this planet!

The gardens are hugely popular with families, so it's only fitting that Memphis Botanic Garden have an area perfect for them! My Big Backyard is THE place for kids to splash, dig, jump, create and discover! There are over a dozen areas in the Big Backyard, and each one is designed to spark discovery and excitement in those little ones.

Kids can learn all about the important roles that plants play in your own home, and a 'leaping lawn" perfect for those kids with extra energy! The Seedling Circle lets those little sprouts explore all the colors and shapes, and the treetop adventure gives kids a birds eye view of the Garden where they can learn all about those feathered friends!

The spaces change with the seasons too, so there will be something new to keep heading back to!

The speciality gardens include a beautiful Seijaku-en - the Japanese Garden of Tranquility - is a popular attraction, introducing kids to a whole new culture, and there is even a Herb Garden which is one of the largest in the nation!

With family activities, classes, workshops and even art exhibits, the Memphis Botanic Garden has a host of garden fun....yet so much more than a garden!

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$8

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Children

$5 (ages 2 to 12)

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Discount

Seniors - $6.50

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Free Under

2 years and members

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Last Updates

2015

Any top tips?

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Things to bring: bug repellent, water, comfy shoes, a camera, and sunscreen at any time of year. Bring change for fish food during warmer months! Fun!

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Fratelli's Cafe serves lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm. There is also vending machines with snacks and soft drinks in the visitors center

Healthy Eating Why don't you bring a healthy lunch and enjoy it in the picnic area!

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Where is it at?

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The Memphis Botanic Garden is located in east Memphis in Audubon Park. It is due south of Oak Court Mall and southeast of the University of Memphis. It is bounded by Southern Avenue on the north, Park Avenue on the south, Goodlett Road on the west and Perkins Road on the east.



From Interstate 240, take exit 20-B (Getwell Road N. exit) approximately 2.5 miles to Park Avenue. Turn right and proceed to the second traffic light. Turn left onto Cherry Road. The Garden is on your right.

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The natural world is the classroom for your students at the Memphis Botanic Garden! They offer education festivals, programs for pre-k through 6th grade, garden tours, and outreach where we bring the class to you!

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Pick up a bag of fish food at the Front Desk and feed the koi in the Japanese Garden lake, April through October. The Garden Sales Cart offers fun and creative goodies for kids of all ages.

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Wheelchairs are available at our Front Desk. Did you know that The Little Garden Club Sensory Garden is designed for individuals with special needs? It features raised plant beds for those in wheelchairs to view. A tactile map is located at the Sensory Garden entrance, and fountains and chimes create a listening experience.



Some of the bridges have steps, but all of our gardens are accessible for viewing.



They also offer special needs adult and youth programs and horticultural therapy outreach services.

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Baby Facilities

Baby changing stations are available in the Visitors Center restrooms.

When can we go?

9am - 6pm. 4:30pm close during winter hours

All year round but closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

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