365 Things to Do in Memphis #219: Enjoy the Sunflowers

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 6th 2012 4070 0

Next time, you're driving down Walnut Grove or Germantown Rd., take a second to enjoy the flowers. You can even get out and smell them, if you want.

It's assignment #219 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis.

Sunflowers, enjoy!

Every year, the Agricenter plants big swaths of sunflowers along Germantown Rd. and Walnut Grove for no other reason than the delight of people stuck in traffic. For a while, they would put little signs that said "SUNFLOWERS ENJOY" out in front of them, but we must all get the point now, because they stopped doing that a few years ago.

When the flowers are gone, the Agricenter crew plows down the stalks and seeds so that area animals can have a snack.

If you're in need of a photo opportunity, the sunflower patches are a great place to take pictures. For the easiest access, I recommend the patch at Germantown Rd. and Walnut Bend; there's some parking, and you can walk right up to the flowers without much effort.

Go there:

Sunflowers enjoy!, Planted along Walnut Grove Rd. and Germantown Rd.

Agricenter International

7777 Walnut Grove Rd # 9
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 757-7777

 

 


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. flowerbokeys says:

    wow what an yellow flowers

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