The Memphis Area Master Gardeners present the 8th Annual

Saturday, June 3, 2017 

8th annual tour held 9AM - 4PM   Rain or Shine


Our 8th annual tour is shaping up to be a fantastic garden event.  Our host gardens for 2017 are all within a 10 mile radius of each other making it easy for visitors to drop in at all seven gardens.  Mark your calendars now for Saturday June 3rd from 9 AM – 4 PM for this fun event.   

Each of our gardens have a distinct personality and special features that make each garden a joy to behold.  While all are different they are all beautiful and it will be hard to choose your favorite.  Our host gardens belong to:

  • Caroline and Stephen Brown – Learn about how this mature garden underwent a complete makeover in the past year! 
  • Jane Carter – A wonderful garden infused with a touch of whimsy.  This garden is meant to be enjoyed as noted by the many seating areas throughout the garden where you can rest and immerse your senses in garden delights.
  • Patty Zerilla– A zero lot line property that makes the most of the limited space with vertical gardening techniques and borrowed views.
  • Lizette Flowers – Just a step away from the Zerilla garden you will find another zero lot line home that makes a huge impact within its courtyard garden featuring espaliered walls and beautifully designed plantings in pots.
  • Donna Olswing – This shady sprawling lot is an art garden filled with unique art, a touch of whimsy unique design concepts and beautiful plants.
  • Cornelia Swain – A charming English style cottage garden in front and a portable garden in the back due to the number of pots used for growing both edibles and ornamentals.
  • Anne Riordan – This deep lot is divided into garden rooms and packs in the features, espaliers, green house, outdoor entertaining center and a driving range!  Anne’s garden has been featured in a national magazine.


In addition to inspiring gardens to give you design ideas and solutions to common problems there will be detailed plant lists available at each garden as well as garden experts to answer questions and demonstrations to help you become a master of your garden!


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                       2012 Tour Photos           2013 Tour Photos

                        TOUR 2014 photos (maintenance)

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UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Suite B, Box 21
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240