Summer Fun Idea — Children’s Garden

My Big Backyard logo web.jpgAt ParentLife, we receive a lot of information about children’s activities and events to consider and pass along to readers. Occasionally we receive information on something truly unique. That’s what I thought when I read about Memphis Botanic Garden’s new children’s garden My Big Backyard!

My Big Backyard is filled with spaces catering to kids of all ages from toddlers on up — or those who are just kids at heart! There is something for everyone. Created on 2.5 acres, the children’s garden is designed to bring to life the best of every backyard adventure ever dreamed about. The $5.8 million project will feature 16 unique educational and imagination inspiring areas for children to learn, explore, play, and dream.

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The grand opening for the new garden is this Saturday. Admission is free this Saturday only 9 a.m.-Noon and will feature a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00. But it is an affordable day visit at other times. Admission to all areas of the Botanic Garden is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, $3.00 for children (3-12) and free to children under two and to Members.  For more information visit