Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 28 specialty gardens, which provide an in-depth look into various families of plants, flowers, and trees.
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The six acres of demonstration gardens showcase landscape styles and plants adapted to the area's Mediterranean climate with its hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Stroll through the gardens for sheer pleasure or for inspiration and ideas to use at home. Discover more than twenty gardens, each with a different focus: a native plant garden, waterfall garden, butterfly garden, sensory herb garden and water conservation garden, to name a few. The premier rose garden displays more than 1,000 roses including hybrid teas, floribundas and David Austin roses.
Wellfield Botanic Gardens is a special gathering place for couples, families, friends, or just to be alone. Spiritually it brings people back to nature, it inspires meditation, and accommodates joyful events that last forever as cherished memories. Guests can relax, rejuvenate and reconnect in an expansive garden environment, an outdoor public art gallery and a fresh water setting that captivates and inspires. It's life learning and celebratory legacy is the essential harmony and sustainability that connects nature to humankind.
The Oak Park Conservatory began as a community effort in Oak Park, IL to provide a place to house exotic plants that local Oak Park and Chicagoan residents collected during their travels abroad. The present Edwardian-style glass structure, built in 1929, houses a botanical collection of more than 3,000 plants, some of which date back to the Conservatory’s founding. Expanded grounds include urban gardens including an outside Discovery Garden, a bioswale that collects urban rainwater runoff, native Illinois demonstration gardens and a formal garden and rental space for private events.
Bridge Gardens is a 5-acre public garden owned and operated by the Peconic Land Trust. It features an expansive vegetable bed along with herb, rose, and perennial beds, native and exotic grasses, trees and shrubs. A recent addition is a 20-plot Community Garden area where members grow their own food. With an emphasis on low-impact, sustainable landscape practices, the gardens host a wide variety of educational workshops, lectures, and demonstrations designed for every gardener. Members also enjoy music nights, Garden to Table presentations, and more.
Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children's Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages.