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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 in cutting garden 2022

Spring 2023

Dixon Blooms

This year's spring bulb display will be as magnificent as ever with over 250,000 new bulb plantings! Daffodils will be the star of this year's show, along with colorful hyacinths and tulips. Stay up to date on the status of the blooms by following the Dixon on social media. @dixonmemphis

Sponsored by: Margaret Oates Dixon Society

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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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