Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Memphis Botanic Gardens

This is a photo-heavy post, so join me for a cuppa as you scroll down the page,

and then come with me to the weekly T party over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover blog.

I missed the height of daffodil season, but there were still nice drifts of them when I went out to the Memphis Botanic Gardens a couple of weeks ago:

Can you see the turtles sunning themselves below?

There was a sculpture exhibit Origami in the Garden, "These 20 museum quality, fine art, outdoor and indoor, metal sculptures will be displayed throughout our 31 specialty gardens":



Bow tie:

Take 3:




Random, not from a prompt:


  1. Ah the daffodils - I cannot wait for ours to start, I resolve not to miss the great parks displays this year. That was a lot of turtles & wow to the size of some of them - I counted 13 on the rock.

  2. Fabulous post! I always enjoy visiting the Botanical Gardens with you, the views of the daffodils look so pretty and wow, the origami sculpture exhibit is amazing 😁. Your ATCs are beautiful too! Wishing you a very happy T Day! J 😊 x

  3. Your cup is very pretty. The daffodils at the Botanic Garden are gorgeous. Still another month or so before the daffs bloom in my yard. The origami sculptures are awesome! That would be a cool idea for my Zensical garden. another fine crop of ATCs. The Take 3, 3rd time's a charm made me smile. Happy T Day

  4. Anonymous7:22 AM

    Pretty Garden pictures! I like the yellow-themed ATCs especially. And... that is one of my favorite cups!
    --A Pal

  5. Great mix of photos and artwork. Happy T-Day!

  6. Love the photos of your botanical gardens, so pretty, thanks for sharing. Lovely ATCs, too. Happy T Day, Valerie

  7. Your Bow Tie ATC made me giggle with the silly tie and the expression on his face. the Soul of a City is very cool. You're so good at ATCs! If the T-ladies decide to exchange ATCs this year, I sure hope you'll join in. I'd love to have one of yours in my collection.

    The origami sculpture exhibit is fabulous. Thanks for sharing that.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  8. wow - those origami statuary garden - amazing and I love your beautiful mug. Eight fabulous creative Artist Trading Cards!!!
    Happy T-Day and have a great week!


  9. awesome atcs... and wonderful sculptures. my faves among the origamis are the pegasus and the squirrel with the nut. - cool mug! happy t-day!

  10. What a fun photo packed art inspired post today. I love seeing the daffodils, but the origami was out of this world. My favorite might be the squirrel and the acorn. The way it was displayed was magical. I also liked the one with the scissors, although they were all unique.

    I think my favorite ATC this week is bow tie, but they are all so much fun to see. Thanks for sharing your trip to the Memphis Botanical Gardens, the daffs, the origami, your ATCs, and your beautiful cup filled with coffee with us for T this Tuesday. It was an incredible day!

  11. what a great looking garden- I've never known there to be one with so much origami art- very cool! Lots of fun ATCs again this week- great way to use up bits of this and that. Happy T day!

  12. Beautiful photos from the gardens the daffodils looked so pretty.
    Fabulous ATC's. I love the bow tie you gave the fellow on the first card.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Wow those gardens are amazing! daffodils are my favorite, those sculptures were awesome-I would have loved to join you at this garden.
    great atc's too and wow that is allot of turtles in one spot-cool
    Happy T Hugs Kathy

  14. Wow. Daffodils already. But it must have been a really cool visit. I would love to see all those blooms. And I also thought the origami exhibit looked fascinating. Great ATC's this week too. You are really getting into a fun groove with them. Hope it was a good one! hugs-Erika

  15. Lovely flowers, an interesting sculpture display, and lots of new ATCs. You've been so busy. :)

  16. Beautiful photos and ATC's!
    Happy T Day!

  17. I think that is the same origami exhibit that was at our MN landscape arboretum. so many familiar pieces! Very cool.
    Happy T day!

  18. What a stunning exhibit...Origami in the Garden. I loved seeing all your pictures of your trip.
    Wonderful and colorful ATC's this week.
    Happy Belated Tea Day,

  19. Oh I had never seen an origami garden. What a great idea. I love it.
    And the daffodils are so uplifting with their bright yellow colour.
    And you did lots of ATCs again. Where do you get the time?
    Sorry I'm late to comment,
    but a happy belated T-Day,

  20. Wonderful cup!! and so gorgeous daffodils, love these flowers !
    The origami scultures are wonderful, and seems so delicate . Thanks so much for sharing
    these lovely photographs with us.
    Your ATC ´s are great !! I love all of them, fabulous.
    Very happy T-day ! (sorry I´m late :) )
    I wish you a very nice day, big hugs,

  21. I think I just realized you were from Memphis! We lived there a couple of years back when our son was born there; and he is 49 now! LOL We loved it there! I don't remember the Botanical Gardens, but I remember the Zoo and parks. Love those turtles sunning themselves. What a great photo. Sorry I am so late. Have a great week-end!

    1. You'd recognize the gardens by the name "Goldsmith Civic Garden Center" maybe. It's changed a lot, and they've fenced off the Botanic Gardens from the rest of Audubon Park so that now you have to pay an admission fee for the gardens. It's good to see a fellow (former) Memphian :)