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Cooper Young Garden Walk

Date of Walk: Sat. + Sun., May 20-21, 2017

Time: tour gardens 9-3pm, rain or shine
Speakers: 3-4:30 each day, different topics


Gardens on Tour: 75+. Garden types include: eclectic, cottage, formal, zero-lot line, Japanese, serene, and whimsical gardens.Visitors can tour organic vegetable gardens, see free range chickens + beekeeping up close, and look at creative compost methods. Other highlights include a hand built Pagoda, ponds, fountains, arbors, raised beds, outdoor showers, fruit trees, and so much more.


  • 3:00-3:30 Sat: Chris Masin: "Rain Barrels"
  • Sun: Mary Wilder: "Rain Gardens"
  • 3:30-4:30 Sat.---Lisa Orgler, (blog"Create an Out-of-the-Ordinary Theme Garden”
  • 3:30-4:30 Sun---Lisa Orgler, "Creating Structure in Your Garden"

Educational Booths confirmed:

"Urban Forestry", "Ask-A-Master Gardener", Memphis Botanic Gardens,The Dixon Gallery + Gardens, Memphis Storm Water Dept.

Other Events:

  • --visit 6 artist studios along the walk
  • --Southern Vintage Garden Vendors + photo booth op
  • --visitors will have opportunity to walk certified level 3 arboretum trail
  • --visit Peabody Elem. School Garden, 1st Congo Community Garden visit 2 farmer's markets, Guided Bike Tours

Cost: Early bird tickets (before May 5) are $15, which gets you a wristband for both days and a chance to win a gift basket valued at $200+. After May 5, wristbands are $20 for both days.

Eating: restaurants offering food/drink discounts for breakfast, lunch, dinner

New: residents/businesses to win prizes for the most creative “Container Gardens” and “Fairy Gardens”.

Garden Walk Map/Brochure: May issue of the Community Newsletter, "The Lamplighter” will be devoted to garden descriptions, sponsors, artists, business discounts, green business spaces, etc.

Earlier Event: May 19
Patio Sessions: Kyndle & Adam