Experience Memphis Gardens (EMG) is organized by the Cooper-Young Garden Club (CYGC), a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. EMG seeks to celebrate, champion and cultivate Memphis’ private/public green spaces and make Memphis a premier garden tourist destination. The aim is to create a celebratory atmosphere, educate, and inspire visitors to make their own outdoor spaces beautiful.
The 2024 City Wide Garden Walk is a “must attend” 6 week summer garden event for garden lovers across the Mid-South and beyond. Visitors will tour public/private gardens, business gardens, community gardens, cut flower farms, aquaponics, and a railroad garden, to name a few. Gardens of all styles and sizes are included, ranging from intimate urban retreats to sprawling country gardens, from sophisticated plant collections to exuberant displays of old favorites.
The Tour Begins
The EMG Tours begins May 18-19, 2024 with the Signature annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk featuring over 100 gardens, speakers, musicians, and garden vendors, throughout the vibrant, historic neighborhood.
Walks & Events
The EMG event continues through June 2024, with city-wide garden walks and events, occurring throughout Memphis. The gardens are open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The gardens and garden events will be publicized on Facebook. Visitors can buy tickets at our local sponsors and pick up the map then, starting in the spring.
In the news
MONDAY – May 15 at 4 p.m.
Earle Farrell 4Memphis Show- 990 AM radio
TUESDAY – May 16
show airs between 1 – 2 p.m.
Channel 5 – Bluff City Life with Gina Neeley
WEDNESDAY – May 17
segment likely to air at 9:30 a.m.
Channel 3 – Live at 9
FRIDAY – May 19 at 12 noon
Radio Station at Crosstown (WYXR) – with Ron Buck
Don’t Miss OUT
Showcase Your Garden
Thank you for opening up your garden for visitors to enjoy! We are thrilled to be hosting the 2nd annual Experience Memphis Gardens and look forward to you being a part of it.
This year’s garden walk is all about HATS, HATS, HATS. Wear a hat and you could win some fantastic prizes. We don’t care if it’s Store-bought, Handmade, Upcycled, and the outright zaniest. We want to see your hats. Winners can win fabulous prizes donated by Cooper-Young Gallery and Gifts and the glory of sporting the most admired hat.
Click the link below to enter and submit one photo wearing your hat.
Thank you for your support making Memphis a premier garden tourist destination!
Questions or suggestions
Drop Us a Line
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!