Monday, April 2, 2018

Memphis Botanic Garden


  In 1947 the city of Memphis bought 355 acres of old plantation land for a new park on the east side of the city. The first things constructed were a golf course and a lake with 90 acres set aside for a garden There are also picnic areas, walking trails, and an outdoor concert venue.

  The garden started with the planting of 2,500 irises in 1953 and now has 23 themed gardens and is constantly being added to and improved. One of the newest additions is a wonderful Children’s Garden with many different play areas.





  The main paths are wide and paved. Most of the garden is fairly level and accessible. We especially enjoyed the open expanse of the Japanese Garden.The Asian Garden, the Butterfly Garden, the Azalea Garden, and some of the other smaller areas are not accessible due to gravel paths and steps.




  RVs will fit in the lot if backed up over the grass or parked lengthwise across the spaces.  Garden  35.11013, -89.91759



  1. We'er going to be in/by Memphis in a few days. this is a timely post!
    Did you guys camp in the area?

    1. Hi Rob! It would be great to see you again and to meet Karen. We will be here for about a week. We are waiting for a mail delivery and an Amazon order delivered to a Amazon locker - first time we've tried that so I'm curious about how it'll go.

      We can meet you anywhere that is good for you. We've been jumping around between this Walmart 7525 Winchester Rd Memphis, TN 38125 (roomy lot with little traffic on the far edge), Bass Pro at the Pyramid (large lot but noisy under the interstate), Southland Casino (large quiet lot but noisy interstate). There's also a state park if you want to camp - T. O. Fuller State Park - and day parks with good parking lots if you are just passing through.

  2. Beautiful pictures, esp. those tulips! I love botanic gardens, they're so full of interesting sights.