Twenty Thousand Reasons To Go Outside at the Dixon

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 31st 2010 549 0

20,000 Tulips at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn.

20,000 Tulips at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn.

From now until mid-April, the gardens at the Dixon are exploding with color. The 20 thousand tulips that the horticulturists planted earlier this year are blooming.

All 15 types of tulips are represented – there are 35 hybrids and 16 species that grow in the wild. The Dixon is trying to see if the 16 wild species will be able to survive in this part of the country.

In bloom at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn.

In bloom at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn.

Most of the tulips are concentrated at the gardens towards the front of the Dixon’s grounds. There are all different colors, sizes and shapes. The bulbs were planted so that they wouldn’t all open at once, meaning that there will still be tulips blooming for a few weeks.

The tulips provide great photo opportunities – I snapped several shots on my digital camera and on my 35mm Diana.

The Dixon is open daily Monday – Saturday.

Go There:

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

4339 Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 761-5250


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. kalisa says:

    Can’t wait to see them!

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