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Tour of the Garden-guest post by Ashia Aubrey

My first tour of the Garden was with my supervisor Mary Helen. It was my third week interning in the PR/Marketing department and I was going on my first tour since my last visit in elementary school. I noticed a lot had changed and more sites had been added. During the tour, I visited the ninety-six acres of property and the twenty-three gardens. I enjoyed the specular view and I was surprised to see so much of what Memphis Botanic Garden offered. ... Read More
Posted by Ashia Aubrey at Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 0 comments

A Thriving First Year For The Herb Garden (guest blog post by Stephanie C. Cosby)

   I was photographing in the new Herb Garden here at the Memphis Botanic Garden and I was marveling at how LUSH it is within just one year of being planted. Granted, some plants just 'go crazy' in one season and are big and bushy by nature, but this garden has a LOT of plant diversity. Some of these plants are finicky and delicate and are still doing well. I know that every garden needs continual care and that this nurturing helps it to thrive (this credit can be given to Sherri... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Monday, November 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Butterfly Garden like Monet's Garden (guest post by Stephanie C. Cosby)

Right now the Butterfly Garden is a riot of color and the butterflies are out enjoying the nectar. Big banks of purple Asters, Butterfly Bushes, Lantana, Salvias...and lots of benches to sit and watch (or listen to butterfly wings!). I love that an entire garden can be created just for the butterflies. I love that in our extremely scheduled and fast lives we can head off to a remote corner of the city; which is the Butterfly Garden, at the back of the Memphis Botanic Garden, and we can just... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 1 comments

Behind 'The Back 40' - Natural Garden Design (guest post by Stephanie Cosby)

If you were thinking about stopping by the Botanic Garden for a walk in the next few weeks, you will not be disappointed. Each garden or area has its special purpose, but right now (this month), there is one area not to miss! The Botanic Garden calls it The Back 40 , or among staff, 'toward the compost pile'. It's the area between the MBG side, side bank of Audubon Lake and the Butterfly Garden. You might know it as the area in the back with huge trees.  Further on, behind those trees,... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 0 comments


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