The Memphis Area Master Gardeners present the 10th Annual

Saturday, June 1, 2019 

10th annual tour held 9 AM - 4 PM Rain or Shine

  • Seven wonderful gardens, each with a unique feel.
  • Plant lists, labeled plants, educational displays 
  • Garden docents will enhance your visit.
  • All gardens located within a 4 mile radius.
  • Open to the public, all ages welcome, free of charge (donations accepted).

                                 4526 Chickasaw Road                           

                           4527 Chickasaw Road

                           4839 Fleetview Avenue

                           254 North Rose Road

                           196 Highland Street North

                           253 Windover Grove Drive 

                           3828 Kearney Avenue

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4526 Chickasaw Rd. Memphis, TN 38117

Host:  Mary Sexton - A deep two acre lot with many mature trees gives this garden a park like feeling. Our host has been tending this garden for fourteen years and is continuing to work the original plan to develop the understory. An open area close to the home showcases a fountain and plantings designed to attract birds and butterflies. Note: Wildlife display with live animals, Ask A Master Gardener, and container gardening experts at this location.  Parking Tip: Restricted parking. Park one side of the street only.

4527 Chickasaw Rd. Memphis, TN 38117

Host: Bonnie Thornton - Large oak trees create a shaded canopy for sweeping beds of plants that thrive in low light, channeling the style of the lush southern gardens typical of New Orleans. Smart plant selections assure that there is color and blooms every month. Palms and large leafed plants give a tropical feeling to the pool area, which is bathed in shade that keeps the water cool and refreshing. Areas for casual entertaining, pets and a greenhouse complete this oasis.  Note: Fern expert at this garden. Leaf casting display, Lasagna gardening display.

4839 Fleetview Avenue  Memphis, TN  28117

Host:  Suzanne Allen  -  Located in what was once a lake, this garden has overcome significant drainage issues. The sunny front garden is home to a mini raised bed potager for fruit, herbs, vegetables and flowers equipped with an individual irrigation system. The shady back gardens surround a pool, creating an urban oasis and spt to cool off afte working the small greenhouse. Note: Hosta expert at this location.    Parking Tip: Park on Lake, Fleetwood is a dead end.

254 North Rose Rd    Memphis, TN  38117

Host: Malinda McDaniel  -  With both sun and shade areas this garden has it all. Beautifully layered, large, wide and sweeping beds in front transforms the house into a cozy cottage which is enhanced by perfectly planted window boxes. A sunny back garden allows for planting to add color for birds and pollinators. A path moves through ferns to a secluded side deck ideal for meditation and reflection.  Note:  Herb expert at this garden.    Parking Tip: Restricted parking Park one side of street only.

196 Highland Street North   Memphis, TN 28111

Host:  Betty Nolan  - It's amazing that this garden fronts Highland! the hedgerow in front of the hose effectively provides a shield from the street noise and activity. In the backyard secret gardens connect via winding pathways to fountains, statues and whimsical art. Tree roots make digging holes difficult thus the container gardening.  Note: Hydrangea expert at this location. Parking Tip: Restricted parking. Park on side streets, Oakley or Waynoka.

253 Windover Grove Drive   Memphis, TN 38111

Host: Marcelle Saunders - This zero lot line home features a secluded private patio garden. The garden is in transition from a shade garden to a sun garden due to the loss of a neighbor's large shade tree. Many of the plants were selected for their fragrance in addition to their foliage and flowers.   Parking Tip:  Restricted parking.  Park in the back (south)parking lot of university shopping center behind Buster's on Highland at Poplar.

3828 Kearney Avenue  Memphis, TN 38111

Host: Patsy Courtright - Urban farm is the best description for this lovely garden in the heart of the city. Vegetable beds, fish, chickens and an orchard give the impression of self-sufficiency. Food production, however, is not at the expense of beauty and comfort, as evidenced by the many flowering plants, water garden and outdoor living areas ideal for relaxing and entertaining. Note: Bird expert at this location.  Parking Tip:  Restricted parking. Park on Goodman or west end of Kearney. Host garden is on a dead end - no parking.

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                                 2012 Tour Photos           2013 Tour Photos

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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