The Memphis Area Master Gardeners present the 9th Annual

Saturday, June 2, 2018 

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


Our 9th annual tour is shaping up to be a fantastic garden event.  Our host gardens for 2018 are all within an 8-mile radius of each other making it easy for visitors to drop in at all five gardens.  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, June 2nd from 9 AM 4 PM for this fun event.


In addition to inspiring gardens to give you design ideas and solutions to common problems, there will be a plant sale of locally grown plants from the Memphis Botanic Garden, and detailed plant lists available for each garden as well as garden experts to answer questions and demonstrations to help you become a master of your garden!

Each of our gardens has 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. 

8046 Breezy Meadows Ln Bartlett, TN 38135

Dixie Henderson: The landscaped garden and mature trees were major selling points for this avid gardener when she moved three years ago. Heaters allow year-round use of the patio, to comfortably enjoy nature during the cooler months in this garden that has been designated as both a wildlife habitat and a monarch way station. The trees have been judiciously pruned to allow for both sun and shade gardening. Low stone walls and gravel pathways are in place to address drainage issues in a creative manner. Don't miss the Kokedama hanging around her patio! 

Note: Tree expert and Monarch Waystation experts at this location


7186 Deerfield Rd Bartlett, TN 38135

Angelika Hall:  This suburban garden is probably unlike anything you have ever seen before; it is filled with over 350 species of natives, ornamentals, herbs, and vegetables. Angelika is especially versed in the medicinal use of plants and organic techniques. A National Wildlife Certified Garden, it is filled with plants that provide color and fragrance to attract pollinators and other insects, which in turn attract the birds. A water feature adds to the peacefulness that you will experience. 

Note: Bird wildlife expert at this location 

Parking Tip: Narrow street, please follow directions to travel in a one-way fashion.

8734 Dundee Cove Cordova, TN 38016

Kandi Reilly: Originally a sun-filled grassy lawn with erosion and drainage issues, this 1/3 acre property has been converted to a series of shady garden areas. The pool, which was designed and built to tuck into the trees, along with the tiki grill hut, just steps away from the back door and feel as if they are part of the gardens. Step down from the pool deck into private garden settings, or wander the paths to enjoy different garden vignettes all around the home. 

Note: Outdoor living expert at this location 

Parking Tip: Walkable distance to Kirksey garden

8688 Wood Mills Drive W   Cordova, TN 38016

Levinna & Charles Kirksey: Their corner lot provides plenty of room for gardening and experimenting. A small patio serves as a meditation garden nestled in the shade surrounded by moss. Challenged with drainage issues they found a solution in a dry creek and small bridge. A small waterfall and pond produce soothing sounds that carry to the meditation area. While beautiful, there is also a practical element as a large fig tree generates more than enough fruit than they can consume each summer. 

Note: Fig tree expert at this location 

Parking Tip: Walkable distance to the Reilly garden

9406 Rocky Hills Drive Cordova, TN 38018

Susan TePaske: This garden combines woodland and sun areas, a wide variety of trees, and vistas to enjoy birds, butterflies, and activity around a pond. The woodland area runs along a creek and integrates native sassafras, hydrangea, and hazelnut in the midst of ferns, native trees, and moss pathways. Another shade area houses epimedium, hosta, columbine, and spiderwort. The sun garden area, with raised beds, features herbs and flowering perennials. The goals of the garden are to embrace the beauty of nature via vistas from inside the house and from within the garden itself.

Note: a}Plant sale featuring locally grown plants at this location

          b}Bluebird expert at this garden

Parking Tip: Restricted parking. Golf cart shuttles to garden provided.

Download this map for directions:

TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS (For those who may want to print out the directions here you go)

Thank you to these generous sponsors: 

Wild Birds Unlimited

Southern Screens

Dan West Garden Centers

Urban Forestry

Memphis Botanic Garden

Please support them with your patronage.

Previous Through Our Garden Gate Tours- enjoy!


                                 2012 Tour Photos           2013 Tour Photos

                        TOUR 2014 photos (maintenance)

Should you have questions about any of the photos of the gardens or subject matter please do email:


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