Third Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk

“Cooper-Young Goes Native”

Cooper + Young Intersection, Memphis, TN 38104

Rain or Shine

Tour 75+ urban gardens with a focus on “Native Plants”

  • Chic design, native plants, chickens, beekeeping, edibles, art
  • Formal, eclectic, cottage, Asian, homesteading
  • Garden routes mapped for your interests
  • Artist gardens and studios
  • Native plant Demos
  • Peabody Elementary School Garden
  • Cooper-Young Community Farmers’ Market, Saturday 8 am to 2 pm
  • Neighborhood Level 3 arboretum


  • Saturday, 9 to 10 am, Noted Author/Speaker Dr. Doug Tallamy
  • Sunday, 4 to 5 pm, Respected Horticulturist Chris Cosby
  • Daily Master Gardener mini-talks on native plants

Educational Booths

  • Ask-A-Master Gardener
  • TN Native Plant Society
  • Nonconnah Creek Conservancy
  • Urban Forestry
  • Storm Water Dept.


  • Buy a Cooper-Young Garden Walk t-shirt for only $20


  • 22 award-winning restaurants offering discounts and specials
  • Brewery, pubs
  • Quaint, trendy shops

Getting Around

  • Walk our tree-lined streets
  • Guided bike tour
  • Shuttle service
  • A PDF map of the garden locations will be emailed to ticket holders on April 1

Two-Day Tickets

  • Until May 5: Early bird tickets $20 (+ a chance to win gift basket valued at $200+)
  • After May 5, including day of: $25
  • All tickets are “will call” and can be picked up the day of the event at the gazebo at the intersection of Cooper and Young.

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Tour gardens will be open each day from 9 am to 3 pm, rain or shine. Our 75+ gardens 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. Bike tour sign ups will be available closer to the event.

Attendees can also visit our educational booths including Urban Forestry, Ask-A-Master Gardener with Dr. Chris Cooper, Memphis Botanic Gardens, the Dixon Museum, and Storm Water Dept. Be sure to stop by our fabulous artist gardens + art studios.

We are also excited to welcome our key note speaker, Lisa Orgler, all the way from Iowa. Lisa specializes in creative and fun landscape design and blogs at Paper Garden Workshop. On Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30, she’ll be speaking on Creating an Out-of-the-Ordinary Theme Garden. Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30, she’ll introduce her ideas on Creating Structure in Your Garden. We are also happy to welcome additional speakers beginning at 3 pm.  Chris Masin (SAT) on Rain Barrels + Mary Wilder (SUN) on “Rain Gardens”.

While you’re in Cooper-Young, be sure to visit our level 3 arboretum trail, check out the Peabody Elementary School Garden,  or discover locally-grown products at our two neighborhood farmers’ markets. Need to recharge your batteries before hitting that next set of gardens? Stop by one of our many charming restaurants for some great food and drink. Be sure to look out for discounts available with your Garden Walk tickets.


All tickets will get you access to both days of fantastic events and beautiful gardens.

Tickets purchased by May 5th are $15 and come with an entry into our Early Bird Raffle for a gift basket valued at over $200.

After May 5th, the ticket price will increase to $20.


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