Shelby
Memphis

February 17, 2018 and March 3, 2018

Event Photos 2018

success1 success2 success3Caroline Orr (MGC), Nancy Miller (MGC), Gina White (LGC), Hollidae Morrison (Garden Club of America Zone IX Conservation Representative) and Weezie Calandruccio (MGC). Photo by Vance Lewis (LGC).



Images from 2017 Events



Weed Wrangle®-Memphis is a collaborative project of the Memphis Garden Club and The Little Garden Club of Memphis. The goal is to remove Chinese Privet Privet covering 90% of this forest until a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently cleared 200 acres. Weed Wrangle®-Memphis is building off those efforts and helping to get the community involved in an effort to restore our forest to health. Since Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) will be the only green growth at that time, it will be an obvious target. Weed Wrangle®-Memphis will be held at the following sites:


Shelby Farms Park Conservancy   

Weed Wrangle®-Memphis at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

February 17th from 9am - 11:30am

Help us remove invasive plant species from Park forests! We will be clearing invasive Chinese privet from the forest. All tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and a water bottle. Wear closed toe shoes. This volunteer opportunity is for ages 16+. Click here to register.


Meet
Woodland Discovery Playground


What to bring/wear
Please bring your own work gloves. Closed toe shoes and bug repellent are encouraged.


Age limits of Volunteers
Ages 15 and up may participate


At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee is one of the largest urban parks in the country. With a visionary master plan designed by James Corner Field Operations, it's poised to become one of the best. Today, the Park features miles of paved and unpaved trails, hundreds of acres of woodlands, dozens of lakes and ponds, the new Woodland Discovery Playground, a buffalo herd, meadows, grasslands, pavilions, a Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course and more.

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is working to help Shelby Farms Park reach its potential as a celebrated urban park that defines and shapes a great city. SFPC manages and operates the 4,500 acres of Shelby Farms Park and 6.5 miles of Shelby Farms Greenline. Each year, SFPC privately raises more than $2 million (more than 75 percent of its operating budget) to keep the Park and Greenline clean, green and safe.


Learn more at www.shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-PARK.



Riverwoods State Natural Area   

Riverwoods State Natural Area

March 3, 2018

The Memphis Garden Club is joining forces with Riverwoods, a 21-acre natural area located along the Wolf River at the junction of Wolf River Boulevard and Kimbrough Road. Riverwoods is situated in a densely urban setting, but provides refuge for plants and wildlife. It is a small biological island that was formerly part of a larger forested area. Although Riverwoods is a state natural area, the City of Germantown manages the area and has developed a primitive trail system and raised boardwalks.

Volunteer Here




Memphis Garden Club   

The purpose of the Memphis Garden Club is to advance and encourage the knowledge and practice of horticulture; to promote an active interest in flower arranging and in design and development of gardens; to aid in the conservation of trees, native plants and wildflowers; to aid and carry on scientific and educational activities in these areas; to cooperate in civic improvements; and to further the projects of the Garden Club of America.

Little Garden Club   

The Little Garden Club of Memphis, member of the Garden Club of America, is a non-profit volunteer organization designed to educate and stimulate its members and the community in the development and promotion of horticulture, conservation, flower arranging and garden design. The organization maintains a strong commitment to supporting and cooperating in community improvements that enhance and further the goals of civic beautification.





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