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Memphis Botanic Garden

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Address: 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone Number: (901) 636-4100
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Peaceful gardens offering beautiful scenery all year round.

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Memphis' Wonderful Garden

It's a wonderful place to visit; the gardens are lovely especially during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. Being surrounded by a city park doesn't hurt the atmosphere but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's a wonderful place to visit; the gardens are lovely especially during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. Being surrounded by a city park doesn't hurt the atmosphere but enhances it. I recommend this to anyone who wants to just enjoy the outdoors in a wonderful green environment.

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Scarisbrick, Southport, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

To call this a botanic garden is a bit of a stretch, we walked most of the way around the garden and found only a few plants labelled so you had no idea what you were looking at. The gardens are nice and a pleasant area for a walk but there is a large part just geared up as a... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I live in Memphis and this is one of my favorite places in the city. It's great for absolutely everyone, but I want to specifically talk about their special kids area called My Big Back Yard. It is the most amazing park for small children. I started taking my son here as soon as he could walk. It's one of... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Memphis Botanic Garden sits on 96 acres and holds 28 special gardens. We were fortunate to have an amazing guide whose love of gardens was contagious. We especially loved the vast Herb Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Big Backyard garden for children. There were a few giant magnolias about to blossom, many white dogwoods and some azaleas. I strongly... More 

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Kirksville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I are not nature nuts, or much for gardening, but the Botanic Gardens offer some really interesting plant life, and areas meant to transport you away from the center of America. There is a great area for kids to experience nature, and the acreage is splendid. For a minimal cost you can spend an hour or an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were a little late for the spring tulip display, but the irises were opening. The Gardens are a wonderful place for children's learning and certain parts, including the Big Back Yard, are set up to do this in a fun way. Beware of nesting Canada geese. Understandably they're very protective of nests. You can't see them, but hissing geese... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I chose to visit the gardens for Mothers Day this year and had a great time watching my 3 year old play in My Big Backyard. Beautiful place to visit, appropriately priced. Didn't give 5 stars because several construction sites caused closures but no workers were present throughout day making progress.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

SAD to say, but it has been many years since I had been to Memphis Botanical Gardens before my recent visit. GLAD to say - WOW! What a tremendous improvement - and continuing to improve. We took family from out of town who had wanted to come see what we have to offer. They were impressed. The last time I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My friend and I visited our last day in Memphis. The front desk was very accomodating in allowing us to store our 2 pieces of carryon during our visit, which we greatly appreciated. The iris gardens were especially beautiful, and the Big Backyard area for children was so charming and whimsical.

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Allen Park, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Botanic Garden is very large without a lot of shade. Be sure to bring sunscreen. The grounds are pleasant. I especially liked the herb garden.

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