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The Dixon’s cultivated gardens and woodland areas are thoughtfully planned, planted, and curated to celebrate change and grow seasonally. Visit often to see how the grounds constantly transform and display nature’s best throughout the year.

An arbor with purple flowers at the Dixon Gardens in Memphis
Tulips and kaneko in spring

Spring 2022

Dixon Blooms: A Celebration of Spring

Since its beginning in 2009, the Dixon’s annual exhibition of spring bulbs has become a Memphis tradition. To stay up to date on the status of the blooms, subscribe to the Dixon e-newsletter and follow us on social media. The grounds crew planted a total of 250,000 bulbs for the enjoyment of our visitors! You don’t want to miss it.

SPONSORED BY: Margaret Oates Dixon Society

Memphis Flower Show

April 9th and 10th

Memphis Flower Show: Perspectives

Memphis Garden Club, a Member of The Garden Club of America
and Dixon Gallery and Gardens present:

Saturday, April 9, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 10, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Held biennially, the Memphis Flower Show features magnificent floral arrangements inspired by works of art, current conservation applications, photography, botanical arts, needle art, jewelry, and local blue-ribbon horticulture selections.

Open to the public | Free of charge
Thanks to the generosity of the Crawford-Howard Private Foundation

Click here for more information and to view the schedule

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Greenhouse Exterior at the Dixon Gardens

In the spring

Plants to Look For

Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
Columbine (Aquilegia sp.)
Camellia (Camellia sp.)
Daffodil (Narcissus sp.)
Witch-alder (Fothergilla sp.)
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium reptans)
Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum sp.)
Celadine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
Foamflower (Tiarella sp.)
Tulip (Tulipa sp.)
Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp.)
Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa)
Elizabeth magnolia (Magnolia x ‘Elizabeth’)
Virginia bluebell (Mertensia virginica)
Beardtongue (Penstemon sp.)
Peony (Paeonia sp.)
Phlox (Phlox sp.)
Native azalea (Rhododendron austrinum and R. canescens)
Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica)
Viburnum (Viburnum sp.)
Dove tree (Davidia involucrata)
Azalea (Rhododendron sp.)

In the summer

Plants to Look For

Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp.)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)
Dahlia (Dahlia sp.)
Hornbeam (Carpinus sp.)

Cutting Garden

Plumleaf azalea (Rhododendron prunifolium)
Sweetshrub (Calycanthus sp.)
Blue atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica ‘Horstmman’)
Spurge (Euphorbia characias)
Whale’s Tongue agave (Agave sp.)

In the fall

Plants to Look For

Hickory (Carya sp.)
Maple (Acer sp.)
Dogwood (Cornus florida)
Great Dixter mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Dixter Pink’)
Toad lily (Tricyrtis sp.)
Dahlia (Dahlia sp.)
Persian ironwood (Parrotia sp.)
Grasses (Pennisetum sp.)

In the winter

Plants to Look For

Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
Paperbush (Edgeworthia sp.)
Witchhazel (Hamamelis sp.)
Musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana)
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Vardar Valley boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Vardar Valley’)
Holly (Ilex sp.)
Camellia (Camellia sp.)
Oregon grape (Mahonia x media ‘Arthur Menzies’)

A pink and white Camellia flower
A white Hydrangea Snow Queen Flower
Kousa Dogwood
Red and White Amaryllis Flower

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