Mission & Vision
Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 23 specialty gardens, which provide an in-depth look into various families of plants, flowers, and trees.
My Big Backyard family garden offers a place for jumping, splashing, digging, creating, and discovering the joys of time spent outdoors. The renowned Seijaku-en, Japanese Garden of Tranquility, is a popular attraction, with its recognizable red drum bridge and unique cultural features. Our newly-opened Herb Garden is one of the largest in the nation, and offers unique opportunities for programming and visitor experience.
Memphis Botanic Garden serves over 43,000 school-aged children annually through organized education programs, offering them the opportunity to get outdoors and learn through hands-on activities and nature play. Students come from 192 area schools, including 102 Memphis public schools where 83% of the children qualify for lunch assistance programs, reaching an under-served population through our educational programs.
We invite you to join us for a year-round schedule of special events and programs, including the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series, monthly wine tastings, family activities, art exhibits, classes, workshops, and more. Hosting approximately 225,000 visitors each year, the Garden offers Mid-Southerners and those traveling to the area a tranquil natural get-away right in the heart of Memphis.
Memphis Botanic Garden is a member of the American Horticultural Society, which provides our members with free admission to reciprocal gardens across the country. For a list of reciprocal gardens, visit www.ahs.org.