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4th Annual Cooper Young Garden Walk

May 18-19, 2019 from 9 am- 5 pm

“Edibles–Flowers–Herbs—Native Plants”

The mission of the 4th annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk is to celebrate gardening and inspire MidSouth residents and visitors to make their corner of the world beautiful and a sanctuary for people, plants, and pollinators.

Visitors can expect to see 80+ diverse,  imaginative urban home gardens and business green spaces, an elementary school garden, and a local community garden. We are a unique garden walk not only because of our quirky, eclectic gardens but because of our unique location in the heart of Midtown Memphis, home to beautiful architecture, robust community pride, trendy shops, thriving restaurants, diversity, art, and culture.

One special garden is the “Cheatham-Barron House”, 1064 Blythe Street, owned by Randle Witherington, The Queen Anne Revival House, circa 1880’s, enclosed by a wrought iron fence, contains many lush garden plantings that soothe the soul.

We started our walk to engage community creativity, enhance community pride, and beautify our city,  1 neighborhood at a time. Visitors will see beehives, free range chickens, and composting in action. Our Edibles, Herbs, Native Plants and Flower theme will inspire you to bring more pollinators back to Memphis. Our garden art and garden structures will remind you that you aren’t limited by the size of your space, only the size of your imagination.

Walk, bike, bird, or shuttle to the gardens along our tree-lined streets, now a nationally registered arboretum.  We make it easy for you to experience what is fast becoming the best and largest urban garden walk in the South.

Pick up even more information at booths operated by master gardeners, native plant experts, and many other educational opportunities. Shop for garden art or hear informative talks on fermentation, edible flowers, porchscapes, tablescapes, and much more.

The self-guided tour starts with check-in at the Gazebo, located at  Cooper and Young. There you’ll receive your program booklet with the locations of the gardens, the garden map, and your wristband to gain entrance to the gardens.  You may visit the gardens in any order.

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