September Newsletter

Aug 29, 2017 | Clippings |

The High Line in New York City

Cheryl Converse will give us a overview of The High Line, the amazing public park on Manhattan’s West Side that was transformed from an elevated freight rail line. The High Line’s landscape was created in partnership with Netherlands-based planting designer Piet Oudolf and is truly a four-season garden space.

For more information see: or

Gardens of the High Line, the new book published by Timber Press

Refreshments at 6:30

Note: Bring in gardening items for schools

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 5 Meeting:  Goldsmith Room at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 6:30 pm Please bring a friend and a dish and to share with members and friends!

October: Tom Pellet

November: Julie & Ted Wilson, Suzy & Larry Rains

December:   Christmas Gathering

President’s Letter

by Martha Garner

We had a great meeting in August. There were 5 new members and 4 guests. Thank you to Susy Askew for being our Program Chairman.  Everyone needs to check out our new website; it has been updated.

At our September meeting we will have elections for officers for 2018. The Nominating Committee has worked hard to have a great set of officers for 2018. But nominations can be made from the floor at the meeting.

The Board is working on our Membership renewal progress for 2018. The Board is planning to start the progress in late 2017. We are hoping to have our Membership Directory done by January 2018. So, check with our Membership Chairman at our meetings about the updated renewal process. If we have membership dues early, it will help us to know our budget so we can invite more nationally known speakers.

I hope to see everyone at our September meeting. As always, every member is invited to our Board meetings. Remember our plant exchange is October 2017.

Big Bugs at the Garden

Representing eight different species, this nationally recognized traveling art exhibit fea-tures ten giant wooden bug sculptures towering up to 18 feet tall. Big Bugs will inhabit all 96 acres of the Memphis Botanic Garden and be on display from September 16 thru December 31, 2017. The sculptures will be placed throughout the Garden in each insect’s natural habitat. The exhibit will be open and accessible, allowing guests an opportunity to experience the sculptures from all angles. Unique nighttime lighting and sculpture positioning promises to make this exhibit a truly visual experience. MHS will adopt the Spider: Between My Big Backyard & The Live Garden (Look Up!). 12’ long x 12’ wide x 3’ high weighing 135 lbs. and made from Red Cedar, Black Walnut, and Willow. Look for more info regarding October’s meeting!