The Cooper-Young Garden Club is hosting their 4th Annual Cooper-Young Garden walk, May 18-19 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The theme of this year’s walk is “Edibles, Herbs, Native Plants and Flowers.”
The self-guided tour begins with a check-in at a gazebo located at the Cooper and Young intersection. Visitors will receive an all access wristband and program booklet with all of the locations of participating gardens.
Gardens may be visited in any order. We suggest getting your hands on the map a little early and deciding which types of gardens interest you the most.
Celebrating the Nouveau Wave of Gardening
With the influx of urbanites comes a newfound appreciation from what was to what is now the norm. These urban dwellers have found creative ways to do commutes, farms, and yes, gardens.
The mission of the Garden Walk is to celebrate urban gardening and inspire Mid-South residents and visitors to elevate their corner of the world. That can be achieved by taking pride in providing a sanctuary for people, plants, and pollinators.
What can you expect?
Visitors can expect a unique garden walk in Cooper-Young’s quirky, eclectic gardens. Visitors will enjoy a exhilarating Spring walk in the heart of Midtown Memphis, home to historic architecture, robust community pride, trendy shops, thriving restaurants, diversity, art, and culture just to name a few.
The 60+ diverse gardens include imaginative urban home gardens, business green spaces and a local community garden.
Ways to Learn and Grow Your Own
Enjoy engaging mini-talks in various locations on topics including: fermentation, cooking with edible flowers, growing mushrooms or micro greens, trends for 2019, composting, and more. Additionally, have the pleasure of viewing beehives, free range chickens, and composting in action.