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Memphis Botanic Garden

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750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN
URL: Memphis Botanic Garden  Phone: 901-636-4100

Activity Overview

Memphis Botanic Garden is a 96-acre natural Oasis in Memphis, Tennessee. Visitors can see various plants, trees and flowers in 23 specialty gardens. Families should bring children to this botanic garden so they can connect with nature and appreciate and learn to protect the environment. The Japanese garden and the herb garden are popular attractions in Memphis Botanic garden. The Botanic garden features many family activities and hands-on play activities for the children. The beautiful garden is open year-round and the members can enter for free.

Things to Do

  • Visit the beautiful gardens and see the Anne Stokes butterfly garden, and the Asian garden featuring plants from East Asia including Southern Himalayas.
  • See native plants of North and South America in the succulent garden. The herb garden features 750 species of plants.
  • The prehistoric garden is children's favorite spot, it has dinosaur statues, a cave, fossil dig pit for kids to play in, play structure and some prehistoric plant species.
  • The Japanese garden features a beautiful red bridge, the garden is home to geese, turtle and Koi fish, the garden hosts candlelight tours for the visitors.
  • Visitors with special needs can stroll through and enjoy the sensory garden, the nature photography garden is frequently visited by the photographers.
  • Rose garden displays 75 species of roses, also there are woodland and the sculpture garden.
  • Families can have a picnic at the pine grove picnic area. The Fratelli's cafe features an outdoor terrace seating, enjoy fresh soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.
  • Several events and activities are offered for the families, garden craft, day camps, camp fire party and other activities. Join an art class and learn painting, drawing and jewelry making.
  • Visitor center has a gift shop.

Memphis Botanic Garden Insider Tips

  • The garden is handicapped accessible.
  • Pets are not allowed.

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