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Memphis Botanic Garden

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Address: 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-4699
Phone Number: +1 901-636-4100
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Peaceful gardens offering beautiful scenery all year round.

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Live at the Garden

Great evening of music. You can bring your law chairs, a small cart to carry them and you food and beverages to enjoy the outdoors, music, food and friends.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Phylis M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening of music. You can bring your law chairs, a small cart to carry them and you food and beverages to enjoy the outdoors, music, food and friends.

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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is better than average. Nice specimens and very well maintained. Loved the art installations. The Children's Garden is fantastic. I was slightly disappointed only because of it's size. Being from St. Louis, I am spoiled with Missouri Botanical Gardens. Was very surprised to find two small Titan Arum, in full bloom, outside in the scenic garden without fanfare.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by this beautiful collection of gardens before a flight out from Memphis. We were lucky to get cool weather and clear skies for our visit. Of particular interest is the Japanese garden, bridge and Koi pond. The fish were a little sleepy due to the changing season, but we still saw plenty of activity and many colorful specimen. Plenty... More 

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Jana W, Public Relations Manager at Memphis Botanic Garden, responded to this review

So glad you had time to stop in and enjoy fall at the Garden! You definitely found a great way to stretch your legs before settling in on a flight. The Japanese Garden (Seijaku-en) is called the Garden of Tranquility...and this is a great time of year to enjoy that! More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very pleasant garden and a nice place to walk around. Even when it was hot, there are several shady areas.

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Jana W, Public Relations Manager at Memphis Botanic Garden, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit and the refreshing shade! Thank you for your feedback. More 

Old Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Stunning botanical experience, welcoming ambience, staff and guides. Even if you are a " home grown botanist" or one by trade a walk in Memphis Botanic Gardens will inspire a gardener in you. The plantings create rooms of there own, passages to allow soil, water and air to explode into a growth all around you. The integration of wild life... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a wonderfully serene place - great place for walking and enjoying the beauty of nature. We visited in late October and most everything was dying back for winter and several of the ponds/fountains were drained - not the greatest time for flowers and color. Because of that, we didn't stay long. Probably would have been much more enjoyable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I'm a black thumb, and I appreciate plants, but don't really pay that much attention to them. But "My Big Backyard" is the bomb! Go with your kids. Go if you're a kid-at-heart! Bring your out-of-town friends with kids or to relive how you used to be kids together. So extremely awesome. On a side note, this is also an... More 

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Jana W, Public Relations Manager at Memphis Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing the hard work our garden designers and staff put into My Big Backyard, and the rest of the Garden! The space was specifically created to encourage play...like making mudpies...the way we used to do it when we were kids. As an adult, one of the most fun things about it is that the plantings and "exhibits"... More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you go to the Garden in October (late fall or winter months) be sure to ask at the front what areas are in bloom. We didn't and didn't find the areas until we questioned it as we were leaving. Therefore, we kind of felt that we wasted time and money visiting.

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Jana W, Public Relations Manager at Memphis Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Great suggestion, for other guests and for our front desk staff. I will pass this along to our reception desk and encourage them to share tips and highlights with our visitors when they enter. We did have a bloom schedule posted up front, but we've enhanced and replanted many areas that are still developing into maturity, and the winters have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Even though late September is not exactly the right time to go, since most everything has already dropped their blooms, it was still very worth going and appropriate for the entire family. Through out the entire garden were education stations for children and they seemed totally absorbed and delighted in them. You can meander through on outdoor "house" complete with... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The botanic garden is a great place to go escape for a day. with all of its beautiful plants and sights, it's one of my favorite places in memphis to go when im stressed. admission is fairly inexpensive, and you can get a membership if you go there frequently enough. It's where I'm getting married in less than a month... More 

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