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Memphis Botanic Garden

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Address: 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone Number: 19016364100
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Peaceful gardens offering beautiful scenery all year round.

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Even a two year old loves it!

My grandson and I visited the gardens in September and found a world of fun in the Big Backyard. After we fed the fish (both the coy and catfish - use caution if feeding on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My grandson and I visited the gardens in September and found a world of fun in the Big Backyard. After we fed the fish (both the coy and catfish - use caution if feeding on the floating dock), we headed over to the the Big Backyard to wash the dog (a big sand box and water play), dress the statues,... More 

Thank Clarks4mom
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Big Backyard is the place where my kids can spend hours on end. During summers the rain place in BB is real fun after a walk thru the gardens in the hot summer for both kids & grown-ups. The tulip show they had during the spring of 2014 was wonderful, not sure of 2015 as due to different events... More 

Thank srgl0betr0tter
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We spent the afternoon there. We should have spent all day. It's a big place, with a lot of acreage to explore. I had a great time visiting with one of the curators as she worked in the herb garden, and regretted having to move along instead of talking with her some more. I would rate the St. Louis Botanical... More 

Thank DonnaFromOklahoma
Memphis, Tennessee
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101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Four and half years in Memphis, and I have always wanted to check this out, but never did. Finally, I went. Wow. Just wow. Gorgeous surroundings; beautiful landscaping; and, plenty of stuff for kids to play in and on and around! There might be no attraction in Memphis nearly as beautiful as this place. It was wasted time not going... More 

Thank floydtrane
Memphis, Tennessee
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100 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I was disappointed at this place as there doesn't seem to be much to see. There aren't that many visitors either.

Thank S C
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

nice park to walk and enjoy a wonderful display of nature.. Excellent gardens for a nice stroll. Beautiful place

Thank jlantern3
Franklin, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

A amazing variety of flowers, trees, plants&shrubs presented in several ways and styles.Our favorites were the fairyland gardens, the way the old appliances,furniture & car were used also.Too much&large to mention everything,Will summarize by saying it's a very large well-done, one of a kind wonder-land.

Thank cecustard
Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Memphis Botanic Gardens are very well done. There are a number of different gardens to enjoy including a section that incorporates recycled furniture and a Japanese Garden. It was a great day to unwind and enjoy the beauty that these gardens have to offer.

Thank Bonjour28
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is such a lovely garden and many areas to look at. We wandered around many of the areas. Many there with small children but just a great place to go. The koi pond is a treat - and actually the swans are very well behaved along with the Canada Geese.

1 Thank Leslie R
Memphis, Tennessee
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is by far one of the best places in Memphis for families with small kids. We absolutely love "My Big Backyard". The Japanese Gardens are also one of our favorites! The special events that they have are always well done and entertaining. In the summer we are here at least once a week. We are a family of four... More 

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