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CY we say,                “I Love Memphis”

COOPER YOUNG GARDEN WALK is one of the newest + largest garden tours in the South. In only its third year, there are more than 75+ private gardens, green businesses, and community spaces open for viewing in a hip, historic, walkable, bikeable neighborhood.

Visitors will discover:

  • why our neighborhood is considered the “Heart of Memphis”
  • quaint, quirky, imaginative  gardens celebrating and solving city living limitations
  • serene landscapes, artsy gardens, sustainable living
  • unique art installations
  • open artist studios
  • farmer’s market on Saturday
  • community garden + school garden
  • urban farming, chickens, beekeeping, composting, organic gardening
  • he/she sheds, showers, ponds, fountains, whimsical surprises
  • Level 3 certified neighborhood arboretum
  • numerous award-winning restaurants and unique shops
  • rental bikes, bike valet + guided bike tours
  • educational booths
  • garden vendors
  • bungalows, Queen Anne, Second Empire, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and shotguns cottages
  • easily stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • restaurant + shop discounts
  • neighborhood brewery
  • take your picture in front of our iconic mural: “I Love Memphis”
  • the most hospitable, welcoming garden hosts around!

WHEN:  Saturday + Sunday, May 19-20, 2018 (3rd weekend in May)

TIME:  Speaker: noted Native Plant author “Doug Tallamy”, 9-10am, Sat., Tour gardens: 9am-5pm

WHERE:  Intersection of Cooper + Young Ave, Memphis, TN 38014

FOR:  This yearly fundraiser supports Cooper Young Garden Club’s mission to enhance community pride and beautify our neighborhood and city “one garden at a time”.


  • Before May 5— $20 for a 2-day ticket and a chance to win a gift basket valued at $200,
  • After May 5—$25 for a two-day ticket. There are no single day tickets.


What else can you do while in Memphis: (too much to list, but here’s a smattering):

Memphis in May BBQ Festival —-Elvis Presley Graceland—-Dixon Gallery + Gardens