Grades 1-6 Classes

Your students will enjoy these 90-minute interactive experiences that combine garden exploration with take-home activities. Available throughout the year.

Fee: $5 per student
Teachers are free; chaperones $5 each.

Art of Japan

Your students will say “Domo Arigato” (thanks!) for giving them the opportunity to learn Japanese words and calligraphy. After creating “uchiwa” (Japanese fans) and exploring the folklore and symbolism of our Japanese Garden, students will participate in a tea ceremony.

Woodland Wonders

Go on an adventure hike while learning about the edible and medicinal plants in “Nature's Grocery Store.” Students will combine art and science as they learn about the ecology of the forest and create a seasonal work of art inspired by nature.

Jungle Journey

A rainforest adventure without ever leaving the city! Learn about the plants and animals that dwell in these unique ecosystems as you tour our Tropical Greenhouse. Participate in rainforest games, taste jungle foods, and take home your own tropical plant!

Prehistoric Plants

Explore the Garden’s Prehistoric Plant Trail with this guided tour back in time. From magnolias and moss to conifers and ferns, students get a close-up look at some of the unique plants that lived alongside the dinosaurs. Activities include examining fossils, petrified wood, and a take-home prehistoric planting.

Tennessee Treasures

Discover the natural wonders of Tennessee with a variety of state symbol crafts and activities. Students can 'mock' a mockingbird, create a paper iris, and dance the state dance, the Square Dance!

Totally Trees

This walk through our extensive tree collection introduces students to the fascinating stories, legends, and uses of some of our native trees. Students learn about tree structure as they “build” a tree together, dispersal adaptations as they go on a seed scavenger hunt, and plant life cycles as they investigate the trees in our arboretum. Each student will also decorate a tree cookie medallion to take home.


Our local trail guides will outfit your explorers with an observation journal and take them on an Eco-Trek! On your adventure, students will become actively involved in understanding the delicate balance of different local ecosystems. Examine why wetlands are wonderful, journey into the meadow web of life, and make tracks in the lively meadows.

Basic Botany

Investigate the basics of botany from pollination to germination and back again. Discover flower anatomy with a hands-on flower dissection. Students will try out their green thumbs while planting a flower to take home.

Please complete the form below to request one of these programs.

This form is a REQUEST only.

Once this request is submitted, our program coordinator will email you a confirmation and request for deposit. Your field trip will be finalized upon payment of deposit. 

If you have questions, please contact:

Kristen Zemaitis



Gina Harris

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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Adults $8.00
Seniors (62 & over) $6.50
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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