Press Kit

Cooper Young Garden Walk Press Kit

  • WHAT: The Cooper Young Garden Walk is one of the newest + largest garden tours in the South. In its second year, there are more than 90+ private gardens, green businesses, and community spaces open for viewing in a hip, walkable, bikeable neighborhood.
  • “Cooper-Young Garden Walk 2017” revels in gardens with personality. The limitations of small, urban gardens become the upsides of quaint, quirky, and imaginative gardens that fully utilize space and purpose. Visit gardens with chickens, beehives, raised beds, funky art, secluded patios, fountains, ponds, outdoor showers, she sheds, organic gardens, a Pagoda, and so much more.
  • Visitors will discover creative solutions to deal with shade, tiny spaces, and privacy in urban gardens right in the heart of an historic, vibrant neighborhood of bungalows, Queen Anne, Second Empire, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and Civil War-era cottages. With the gardens and eclectic business district in walking distance, visitors can easily stop for breakfast, lunch, dinner or shopping during their tours.
  • WHEN:  Saturday + Sunday, May 20-21, 2017 (3rd weekend in May)
  • TIME:  Tour gardens 9-3pm, speaker 3:30-4:30
  • WHERE:  Cooper + Young Neighborhood, Memphis, TN 38014
  • FOR:  Fundraiser for Cooper Young Garden Club to beautify our neighborhood community.
  • COST:
    • Before May 5— $15 for a 2-day ticket and a chance to win a gift basket valued at $200,
    • After May 5—$20 for a two day ticket. There are no single day tickets.
  • WHAT ELSE:
    • Artist studios: visit 5 artist studios
    • 2 farmer’s markets open on Saturday
    • A community garden
    • An elementary school garden
    • chic, budget-friendly garden designs
    • bike valet and guided bike tour
    • Educational booths: 
      • Bike, Explore, Walk
      • Dixon Gallery + Gardens
      • Memphis Area Master Gardeners
      • Memphis Botanic Gardens
      • Storm Water Dept.
      • Urban Forestry
    • Dining/Beverages
      • 22 dining spots offering discounts and special menu items
      • girl scout troop selling water
      • MemPops ice cream food truck
    • Speakers: 1000 Cooper, 1st Congo Church Sanctuary 
      • 3:00-3:30pm, Saturday, May 20, Chris Masin, “Rain Barrels”
      • 3:30-4:30pm, Saturday, May 20, Lisa Orgler, “Create an Out-of-the-Ordinary Theme Garden”
      • 3:00-3:30pm, Sunday, May 21, Mary Wilder, “Creating Rain Gardens”
      • 3:30-4:30pm, Sunday, May 21, Lisa Orgler, “Creating Structure in the Garden”