NextAvenue(MN): 10 Gardens Where the Arts Are Growing
America’s public gardens are embracing the arts in relaxed, natural settings. Whether it is a large botanic garden or a small green space, these respites from the hustle and bustle of modern life are filled with opportunities to engage with the arts from now through September.
You can explore the gardens in your community or while traveling. Use the American Horticultural Society’s online directory to locate a garden. Review the garden’s website to find concerts, performances, movies, author readings, chef demonstrations, floral design instruction, plays, photography lessons, art classes and more.
- Memphis Botanic Garden
“Live at the Garden” brings some of the hottest touring bands to the South. The summer music concert series began in 2001. This year’s lineup includes: Little Big Town, Boston, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Seal, and the Steve Miller Band. Purchase tickets to join 2,500 fans at white linen covered tables or picnic on the grounds with 4,500 attendees. The first performance is June 23 and the last is September 15.