Tour the Dixon

Get to know the exhibitions and collections at the Dixon through docent- and staff-led tours. Ask questions, take notes, and learn more about art and gardens at the Dixon.

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Tours at Two

Tours that focus on the Dixon’s special exhibitions are open to the public and free with admission every Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Museum Tours

Collection

The Dixon’s collection comprises more than 2,000 pieces—notably French and American Impressionist paintings, a pewter collection, and an extensive array of German and English porcelain.

Current Exhibitions

The Dixon presents two special exhibitions at any given time. Past exhibitions have featured photography, paintings, sculpture, decorative objects, and more. Exhibitions change quarterly, so visit Current Exhibitions to stay up to date on what is on view and when.

Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries

The Dixon organizes and presents quarterly exhibitions of work by artists local to Memphis and the Mid-South in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries in conjunction with other current exhibitions.

Garden Tours

Arboretum Tours

The Dixon is a Level 4 Arboretum, featuring 120 named species of trees on the property. The Dixon’s arboretum map is currently being updated, and each tree will be numbered to correspond with the map; every tree’s label includes both the botanical and common name. This tour appeals to the tree lover as well as the homeowner looking to add appropriate trees to their own landscape.

Dixon Garden History Tour

This tour tells the history of the design of the gardens, highlighting the role of Hugh Dixon’s sister, Hope Dixon Crutchfield, in its creation. You will learn how the gardens were laid out and what influences helped determine where to place sculpture and benches to best capture the views and accent garden features.

Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden: From Seed to Vase

The Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden is the most popular and dynamic of the Dixon’s gardens. The colorful blooms grown here are used in the arrangements displayed in the Museum Residence and Catmur Foyer as well as in the small arrangements displayed in the café and at Dixon events.


Plan Your Visit

Hours & Admission
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