COLLIERVILLE

VICTORY GARDEN

707 N. Byhalia Rd.

(formerly 740 Gunnison Dr)

Collierville, TN  38017

 

The Collierville Victory Garden is an all volunteer vegetable and flower garden led by Memphis Area Master Gardeners. We are located on the property of the Collierville Christian Church but are not affiliated with them directly except for the welcome participation of some of their members. All funding is by donation of materials and from checks made out to the Collierville Food Pantry, which has an official tax free status.

 

We are a demonstration garden for low cost, low maintenance, sustainable gardening practices. We show how glorious gardens can be grown in economically depressed areas using no equipment, minimal labor, and very low cost for seeds, water, and a little fertilizer. We have open garden sessions monthly to conduct tours and provide education.

All produce is donated to charity, principally to the Collierville Food Pantry. Please direct any questions to Carl Wayne Hardeman 485-6910.

Collierville Victory Garden Website

 

 

 DAVIES PLANTATION        9336 Davies Plantation Rd    Memphis, TN 38133

 


Located on a 640-acre Revolutionary War land grant, Davies Plantation has been preserved as it was in 1807, when the first European settlers made their way across the Mississippi to head west. Davies Manor is one of the oldest pioneer homes in the area and has been owned by the Davies family for over 100 years. The two story home, made of wooden logs and a clay mortar called chink, is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Docent-led tours are available.

The plantation has 32 acres of unspoiled natural beauty with wild flower and native plant trails. In 1976, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture awarded a Century Farm Certificate, recognizing that the same family owned and operated the land as a farm for over a hundred years. In 1998, The National Wildlife Federation certified Davies Plantation as an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat. This designation signifies the plantation provides the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young. In 2007, volunteers added a herb/medicinal garden and a shade garden. In 2008, the plantation earned certification as an arboretum. Memphis Area Master Gardeners work with other volunteers to maintain the gardens, trails, and farm grounds.
The Manor is closed from November thru March, but tours may be scheduled by appointment during the off season. Visiting hours during the season are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
 
 


THE DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS

4339 Park Ave   Memphis, TN 38117

 

     Since 1976, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens has been one of Memphis’ premier art institutions and display gardens. In 1958 Hugo and Margaret Oates Dixon established the Hugo Dixon Foundation to create a lasting endowment to preserve their home, gardens and collections for the enjoyment and benefit of the community. Today their legacy continues as the Dixon Gallery and Gardens presents exhibitions and educational programs to young and old alike on both art and horticulture. 

     The Dixon Gardens offers many opportunities for volunteers from the newly initiated gardener to the experienced. Our volunteers help maintain the gardens on a year round basis doing everything from weeding to pruning and planting. Volunteers are also the backbone of the Wildflower Sale.

     

 

 LICHTERMAN NATURE CENTER        5992 Quince Road  Memphis, TN 38119
    


Located in the heart of Memphis, Lichterman Nature Center has lush gardens featuring native wildflowers and trees set in the midst of 65 acres of lake, meadow, and forest. Home to a wide variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, Lichterman is an urban nature center, easily accessible to people who live in the city.

A certified arboretum, Lichterman has the convenience of extensive handicap-accessible indoor and outdoor facilities for use during all types of weather. The Backyard Wildlife Center features live animals, hands-on explorations, microscopic discoveries, a forest boardwalk three stories high, and underwater viewing area. The Visitor Center provides exhibits focusing on the theme of metamorphosis and change as revealed by the site's main three habitats: lake, meadow, and forest. Three miles of accessible trails wind and loop through representative Midsouth habitats punctuated by conveniently located rest stops.

Visitors can enjoy nature walks, wildlife programs, and many other activities designed to expose and build connections between the participants and the natural surroundings.                                  

                      

 

MAGEVNEY HOUSE GARDEN      198 Adams Avenue  Memphis, TN 38103 

 


The Magevney House, a small, white clapboard cottage, was built in the 1830"s and was home to Irish immigrant, Eugene Magevney. Typical of pre-Civil War, middle-class homes, it is furnished as it might have been in 1850 and features several personal possessions of the Magevney family and other antiquities. A kitchen garden and grape arbor are found behind the house. The house is one of the city"s oldest remaining residences. It is owned and operated by the Pink Palace Museum Systems but has been closed for several years due to budget restrictions.

Master Gardeners have maintained the kitchen garden for five years. A great deal of research has gone into the planting of the garden to keep it consistent with a time period of the 1840"s.

Several years ago, a grant was awarded that allowed for period tree plantings consistent with the time of influence over Eugene Magevney and to highlight our Early Presidents and a tree popular at that time or actually spoken of by the President. Seventeen Presidents, all the way to Ulysses S Grant, and their trees, have been identified. The Master Gardeners developed this grant and are in the process of planting these trees. Each tree has a marker identifying the President and the tree.

Master Gardener work every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and during those hours, the garden is open to the public.


 


MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN   

 750 Cherry Road 

 Memphis TN 38117

 

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a beautiful tranquil respite located in East Memphis.  It is considered to be the premier garden in the Mid South encompassing over 96 acres of gardens, lakes and woodlands.  Included in the 23 specialty gardens are the showcase Japanese Garden of Tranquility, the nationally recognized Hosta Trail, the TN Bicentennial Iris Garden, the beautiful Rose Garden and a level 4 Arboretum.

In 1996 construction of Hardin Hall and the Visitor’s Center began.  This 5,500 square foot convention center has become home for weddings, trade shows, horticultural events and corporate meetings.  The Rick Pudwell Horticulture Center opened in 2006.  Three greenhouses and the horticulture building provide the much needed space for horticultural activities at the Garden.  This year ground was broken for what will become a state of the art Children’s Garden entitled My Big Backyard.  Master Gardeners assist the staff in all areas of horticulture and educational activities at the Garden.

         The Garden is open Monday –   Saturday  9:00AM – 6:00PM

         March – October                      Sunday  11:00AM – 6:00PM

         November – February              Closing time is 4:30PM

Memphis Botanic Garden has 96 acres with 23 specialty gardens, which provide an in-depth look into various families of plants, flowers and trees. These gardens include a Hosta Trail, Hydrangea Garden, Daylilly, Cactus & Herb Gardens, the Tennessee Bicentennial Iris Garden and a showcase Japanese Garden of Tranquility, just to name a few.    


MEMPHIS ZOO GARDENS         2000 Prentiss Pl  Memphis, TN 38112


 

The Memphis Zoo has a variety of gardens and landscaping features. There are natural habitat landscapes in the animal enclosure areas, public gardens in the walkways, many container gardens, trees, native plants and annuals. The summer butterfly exhibit and the Kids Farm area both have display and container plantings. The Kids Farm also has a vegetable garden, combo container gardens, and a water garden, a wonderful place for children to learn about gardening and see where the vegetables they eat come from.

Each spring, the Memphis Zoo holds a very popular Spring Plant Sale. Sale items are cuttings and seedlings grown in the zoo greenhouse.

 


 

OAKLAWN GARDEN        7831 Poplar Pike   Germantown, TN 38138 

 


Oaklawn Garden is six acres of azaleas, daffodils, shrubs, and trees that are cared for by Master Gardeners. The jewel of southeast Shelby County! Make sure you visit during the spring explosion of color! Usually the first two weeks of April.

Step into the past. See the farm equipment, explore the Red Caboose, the jail, the fire truck. Follow the brochure that explains the history of the artifacts you see. Check out the redwood, the fields of daffodils in March, the native azaleas, the boxwoods, the ferns and the list goes on! If you have questions we will make every attempt to answer them or see to it that we get that answer for you.

 Currently, the team is working on Level 1 arboretum status and identifying the different azalea cultivars. It is a peaceful place to escape the busy city!

 

RECYCLE RIGHT

 


Recycle Right is a program that enlists Master Gardener volunteers who teach and share the knowledge of Recycling Right from composting through Hazardous Waste. 

Each April and November we have Recycle Right Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, on Moore Road just south of the Agricenter where we teach how to compost and recycle, appropriate techniques to use, and what goes where. We take surveys during the weekend to encourage local politicians to increase recycling awareness, and we also monitor the recycling containers during that week.

 

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7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240