70 Years of Horticultural Excellence – The Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is celebrating its 70th year as an oasis in the heart of Memphis. This milestone marks 70 years of horticultural excellence, Memphis milestones, & community connections as the Garden revitalizes, revisits, & revels in some of their favorite initiatives from the history of the Garden.

Memphis Botanic Garden’s Executive Director, Michael Allen, talks with host Andrew Bartolotta about the rich history, children and family programming, what to expect during this celebratory milestone, upcoming exhibits, ways to volunteer, and more.

As part of the year-long celebration, the Garden is kicking off the Urban Home Garden Speaker Series on June 13, which will feature three notable speakers on gardening with a purpose this summer and fall including designing plant communities, essential native trees, and creating a sanctuary & a sense of place in a kitchen garden.

2023 also welcomes Rich Soil at the Garden this spring, the Garden’s fourth major outdoor seasonal exhibition featuring works by Kristine Mays. The Garden’s capital campaign Rooted at Park & Cherry is in full swing and the first of four major additions, the newly revitalized arboretum and orchard in the southwest corner of the Garden, is slated to open this summer.

Explore more ways to celebrate the Garden is this year at membg.org/celebrate.

About The Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has served the region for seven decades and continues to do so through youth educational programming reaching 40,000 school aged children each year, supporting regional plant societies & garden clubs, providing courses and lectures on a variety of topics, and hosting over 260,000 visitors annually.

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment.

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