Q. When is this year’s garden walk.

  • May 18-19, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm.

 

Q. What and where is the Cooper-Young Garden Walk?

 

  • A self-guided, self-paced tour of 90+ eclectic, private gardens + businesses highlighting urban gardening, chickens, edibles, water features, art, native plants, whimsy, she-sheds, showers, and imaginative plantings.

 

  • Our walk is non-competitive and open to any gardener in Cooper-Young, from the beginner to seasoned gardener.

 

  • The garden walk takes place throughout the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Look for the white garden walk signs in front of open gardens.

Q. How will I see that many gardens? 

  • Most likely you won’t be able to.  No problem.  Choose a themed route and visit those gardens. Next year, pick a different route to follow. Or come both days, and see as many as you can. The main thing is to enjoy the experience!  We provide a shuttle bus.  There are also electric scooters (birds) and bikes to rent.
    • Edibles (Orange) – Growing food, native plants, chickens, bees, composting, rabbits
    • Elegant (Purple) – Structured design
    • Eclectic (Yellow) – Art, whimsy, a combination of styles
    • Secret Gardens (Red) – Homes with secret back gardens.

 

Q. What else will I see?

  • Garden speakers and demos
  • Educational Booths
  • Botanical Art Vendors
  • Garden raffles
  • Demo Gardens

 

Q. Where are the Headquarters, restrooms, food, drink and shuttle?

  • Purchase your tickets, pick up maps, and buy t-shirts at the Gazebo at Cooper + Young.
  • There are 28 award-winning restaurants in the neighborhood, many offering special discounts to visitors.
  • The shuttle stops are listed on the garden map.

 

Q. Where do I park?  Can I bring my bike?

  • There is ample parking along all the streets in the neighborhood.
  • Yes, The Cooper-Young neighborhood is bike friendly. Park your bike at any of the Ginkgo Leaf bike racks in front of businesses, then walk to the gardens.
  • You can also sign up for a guided bike tour of 20+ specially selected gardens. Sat. May 18, 2019,  at 1000 Cooper Street.
  • You can rent bikes at Revolutions Bike Co-op, 1000 Cooper, at the bike arches.
  • There are electric scooters/electric bikes around the neighborhood for rent.

 

Q. What is the cost, dates and hours of the walk?  Is there a rain date?

  • The Cooper-Young Garden Walk is May 18-19, 2019, 9am-5pm, Rain or Shine
  • Ticket prices and link will be listed soon.

 

Q. Can I bring my dog?  What about strollers or wheelchairs?

  • Well-behaved dogs on leashes are permitted only if the garden sign says so. Please respect the homeowner’s request and clean up after your pet. Thanks.
  • Not all gardens are conducive to strollers or wheelchairs because of narrow paths or walkways.  Check the garden sign for any limitations.

 

Q. What should I consider bringing with me?

  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen +/or hat, camera, rain poncho, sunglasses, and pen to take notes.

 

Q. I am coming from out of town.  Where can I find lodging?

  • 1st Congo Hostel: 1000 S Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104, 901-278-6786
  • Memphis Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Memphis

 

Q. What other attractions are nearby?

  • Information coming soon

 

Q. How do I get there?  Directions from:

  • Traveling I-55: Information coming soon
  • Traveling I-40: Information coming soon.
  • Bus Routes to Cooper-Young:  coming soon.