Memphis Botanic Garden

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United States of America - Tennessee - Memphis

Institution Code: MEM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Memphis Botanic Garden

If you're looking for that perfect place to stop and smell the roses, perhaps it's time you stopped by the Memphis Botanic Garden. It's your chance to experience the quiet tranquility of one of the Mid-South's finest horticultural attractions. Memphis Botanic Garden encompasses over 96 acres of sweeping vistas, lakes and woodlands, display gardens and the renowned Japanese Garden of Tranquility, the Sensory Garden and much more.

This community gem serves over 35,000 area children annually and sees over 150,000 visitors. We hope you stop by soon.

Main Address:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Tennessee 38117 United States of America

Telephone: (901) 636-4100
Fax: (901) 682-1561
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jim Duncan, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Rick Pudwell, Director Horticulture/Outreach
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Laurie Williams
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 8
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 8

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1953
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 39 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.1112080
    Longitude: -89.9184380
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 150000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Conifers, evergreen shrubs, Iris test garden (1210 taxa), rose test garden (50 taxa), hollies, magnolias, azaleas, daffodils Children's and Japanese Garden.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes