2017-2nd Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk

Organized By Cooper Young Garden Walk


Cooper Young Historic District (35.119755, -89.991618)


Date of Walk: Sat. + Sun., May 20-21, 2017 Time: tour gardens 9-3pm, rain or shine Gardens on Tour: 130+. 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. Speakers: 3:00-3:30 TBA Topic:TBA 3:30-4:30 Sat.---Lisa Orgler, (blog papergardenworkshop.com)"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 Museum, Memphis Storm Water Dept. Other Events: --visit 5 artist studios along the walk --"me + mrs. jones" boutique will do demos on paint finishes --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)=$15 gets you a wristband for both days, and chance to win gift basket valued at $200+, after May 6 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.