What and where is the Cooper-Young Garden Walk?

A self-guided, self-paced tour of 80+ eclectic, private gardens + businesses highlighting urban gardening throughout the vibrant neighborhood. Visitors will see edibles, chickens, herbs, water features, art, native plants, whimsy, she-sheds, composting, and imaginative plantings.
Our walk is non-competitive and open to any gardener in Cooper-Young, from the beginner to seasoned gardener. Look for the white garden walk signs in front of open gardens.

 

What are the times, dates, and cost of the garden walk? Is there a rain date?

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

 

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 like. 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) – Edibles, herbs, native plants, chickens, bees, composting, rabbits
  • Elegant (Purple) – Structured design
  • Eclectic (Yellow) – Art, whimsy, art studios
  • Secret Gardens (Red) – Homes with hidden back gardens

 

What else will I see?

  • Garden speakers and demonstrations
  • Educational Booths
  • Botanical Art Vendors
  • Garden raffles
  • Porchscapes + Tablescapes by Bee Inspired Staging, LLC
  • Many kinds of raised beds, a Tower Garden, and a wormery

Where are the headquarters, restrooms, food, drink, and shuttle located?

  • Purchase your tickets, pick up maps, and buy t-shirts at the Gazebo Headquarters at the corner of 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.

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.

Can I bring my dog? What about strollers and 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 for understanding.
  • Not all gardens are conducive to strollers or wheelchairs because of narrow paths or walkways.  Check the garden sign for any limitations.

What should I consider bringing with me?

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

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

What other attractions are nearby?

Plan to arrive a few days early or stay later to take advantage of the many tourist attractions Memphis has to offer.

How do I get there?

Directions from:

  • Traveling I-55: Information coming soon
  • Traveling I-40: Information coming soon.
  • Bus Routes to Cooper-Young:  #2 and #35. Use TransLoc App to plan your route and track real-time bus arrivals.

Distances from:   Downtown: 14 minutes, 4.9 miles          Airport: 11 minutes, 5.1 miles

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