Memphis Botanic Garden

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Memphis Botanic Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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soniamE5612SH
Massillon, OH26 contributions
May 2022
We went to the gardens for the Alice in Wonderland Topiary Exhibit and also strolled the gardens. The orchid winners also had a display in the main building which was a nice surprise. We were provided with a map and enjoyed strolling through the gardens for a couple of hours. There is a picnic area back by the Japanese garden area and you can also buy small bags of food to feed the koi fish and ducks in the main building. This is a very beautiful area to stroll through. Plants are labeled. There are benches and shade throughout the gardens. The special exhibit was enjoyable. The main building has restrooms, a small snack area and gift shop. We also were able to grab a popsicle to enjoy while strolling the gardens. This is definitely worth a visit.
Written May 24, 2022
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Liz S
41 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
My BFF and I had an appointment for opening weekend for their Alice in Wonderland exhibit. We had not realized just how large this garden actually was. It is massive. Bring the kids because there is a lot to do. Bring your date because it is beautiful to see. Bring a picnic to enjoy and A LOT of water because it was hot and they're a lot of walking! There were stands with ice pops available which we saw most people enjoying. While the Alice Displays were amazing, we really enjoyed the Japanese garden the most. It was relaxing and the geese were entertaining!
Written May 10, 2022
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX935 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I was so excited for the Alice in Wonderland exhibit but was a bit disappointed there wasn't more sculptures. I think there were only 4 big ones then most of the other stuff is in the kids section. The garden itself is really pretty especially the pond with the red bridge BUT I've been to way better Botanic Gardens in other states so I wasn't very impressed. It's a lot of walking and there wasn't a lot of flowers (maybe it was too hot) so we didn't stay longer than 2 hours. On the plus side parking is free!
Written May 31, 2022
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TJ
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Place was great when we went during summer last year. With my kids on spring break today, we figured it'd be nice to see the new blooming stuff at the gardens. Went in with my wife and 3 kids, and noticed immediately things under construction even in the room with the desk where you pay to get in. No big deal. Sign on the wall said the coy fish are not out at this time due to hibernation. Shame, since my kids loved feeding those fish last time, but all good.

We paid and went out to see that most of the bushes and trees looked dead, not having even started to bloom. Flowers are even blooming on the side of the roads in my neighborhood at this time, but whatever. Before even getting past the building we came out of, we saw a playground area my kids wanted to go play in- closed. An area to the right looks potentially neat- big sign said closed. We started down another path and saw that whatever the exhibit in the distance was, it had a sign on the path that said closed too. At that point my wife and I decided we made a mistake and should see if we can get our money back since we were ready to leave already. Kids fully agreed, so we went back into the building we'd just left.

I approached the desk and asked the same lady with glasses and black curly hair that we had paid minutes ago if I could ask her something that I hate to ask. She said yes, so I started telling her how we had something different in mind when we came for the kids spring break today but it seems nothing is in bloom and a lot looks closed. She interrupted me before I finished to say "So do you have a question or what? Do you expect me to make the flowers bloom? No, its not a good time to come here. It won't be a good year to be here. It snowed recently. What do you want me to do about it?"
Trying to ignore how awful she was, I told her we were hoping to get a refund since we just got here and are leaving. She got up and said "Let me ask my supervisor", then getting her boss's attention, she said "These people have been out in the gardens for over 30 minutes and now they want their money back". As I told her manager that wasn't true at all, the rude lady called the next customer in line over and disregarded me altogether. Her boss asked me if free passes so we could come back when the park is in better shape would be okay, and I said yes absolutely, then we left.

There was no reason for that lady to be so mean. Horrible and embarrassing experience. I probably won't ever even use these tickets because I'd never want to deal with that person again.
Written March 17, 2022
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Deborah P
Cape Girardeau, MO31 contributions
Oct 2021
I realize we were past the "season' at the time of our visit, many of the garden areas seemed neglected and untended. There is poor signage and even with a map it is difficult to figure out where you are and how to get back to the entrance. Take water and prepare to walk a lot. Only restroom we could find was in the main building
Written October 15, 2021
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Slydog9
Chicago, IL54 contributions
Stopped in Memphis for 2 days on our way to New Orleans. Although it was crazy hot and humid we had a wonderful time admiring this beautiful place. Very family friendly. It is a must if you’re passing through, visiting for a few days or live there. A true gem for the city.
Written August 21, 2019
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PappyLucas
Spartanburg, SC55 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Spent a wonderful fall Sunday afternoon here. The garden is inexpensive, easy to get to, not overwhelming in size. For its size, the variety is abundant. This place is calm, peaceful, beautiful and informative. Perfect for all ages. This would be an ideal place to host a wedding or social gathering. We are looking forward to returning in two weeks for their Wine and Food Tasting.
Written October 2, 2016
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OurLindsaytravels
Charlotte, NC70 contributions
Both my mother and I are amateur gardeners and I love to visit botanical gardens in every city I visit. This visit in Memphis though sadly was a mistake. I understand perennial bloomings and I was prepared to have just missed the daffodils or tulips but the entire garden was a let down for us. It appears that they have no upkeep through the winter months. Much of the place had piles of raked but not removed or replaced fallen leaf debris and everything was overrun with weeds. Luckily we know what weeds look like because otherwise the "herb garden" would have been deceitful. Many things labeled as herbs were weeds that grew in its place. Even the fountains/pools were covered in fallen tree debris. The bridge in the Japanese garden was under repair and covered with plastic and the rose garden had been dug up for renovation. They should just close if this is what I should expect in early April. Do better Memphis.
Written April 7, 2015
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MyRightToTravel
Memphis, TN141 contributions
Jun 2020
These gardens are vast and have a variety of plants and areas. It was fun to feed the koi in the pond, but it is so peaceful and you can barely hear the sounds of the city.
Written May 4, 2021
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Linda N
Bolingbrook, IL441 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nice place to walk around and see nature. The fish at the Japanese gardens are crazy. The lay out is pretty easy to follow.
Written October 11, 2020
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Memphis Botanic Garden is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM