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Enjoy the Outdoors: 30 Thursdays at the Memphis Botanic Garden

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Starting in April and running through October, the Memphis Botanic Garden will be extending their hours on Thursday nights to host a new series of events that include tasty food, cocktails, music, guided tours, and more.

30 Thursdays at the Garden

Members will have free access and guests can pay the daily rate ($10) for these events. With each passing Thursday, you’ll have an opportunity to maximize your experience at the Garden and socialize with fellow Memphians. 


  • Botanical Bars
    • Enjoy four evenings of botanically inspired adult beverages, food, music and more
    • Dates: 5/31, 6/28, 9/27 and 10/25 at 6pm
  • Cocktails and Canvases
    • On the second Thursday of each month they will offer Plein Air (outdoor) painting classes using one of their 31 spectacular gardens as a background. Bring your own beverage and painting supplies.
    • Dates: 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13 and 10/11 at 6pm
  • Taste of the Garden
    • Join Blair Combest as he prepares a tasting of special treats using ingredients found in the gardens.
    • Dates: 5/24 and 7/26 at 6pm, free with admission
  • It’s a Plant Party
    • Charity Siebert of their Education Department will lead a small group in creating your own indoor terrarium which you can take home.
    • Date: 8/23 at 6pm
  • Nature at Night
    • Join an MBG staff member on an evening guided tour of the gardens.
    • Dates: 4/19, 6/21, 8/16 and 10/18 at 6pm
  • Trails and Tails
    • For two special nights, they welcome you and your four legged friend (on a leash) for a walk along the trails and pathways.
    • Dates: 4/26 and 8/30 at 6pm, free with admission
  • Walk after Work
    • The night is yours to explore all 96 acres as you wish!
    • Dates: 5/17, 7/19 and 9/20 at 6pm, free with admission
  • Zen and Zinfandel
    • The first Thursday of each month features a Yoga session led by a local Yogi in one of their gardens – always with a glass of wine nearby. It’s a great way to get ready for Friday!
    • Dates: 5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2, 9/6 and 10/4 at 6pm, bring your own yoga mat

Visit Memphis Botanic Garden’s website for more info on becoming a member.

Follow the Garden on their Facebook page for updates.

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