Dixon Gardens aims to achieve horticultural excellence by implementing outreach initiatives and instructional programs for mid-sized cities. Dixon’s gardens were built from natural Tennessee forests, with special attention paid to the beautiful old trees, views, and garden layout. The gardens are designed in a style that reflects Hugo Dixon’s English ancestry, wide-open spaces adjacent to smaller formal areas similar to an English park.
The Dixon Art Gallery and Gardens is a museum in Memphis, TN with art from Monet, Degas, Renoir. It also has works by:
- Pierre Bonnard
- Mary Cassatt
- Marc Chagall
- Honoré Daumier
- Henri Fantin-Latour
- Paul Gauguin
- Henri Matisse
- Berthe Morisot
- Edvard Munch
- Auguste Rodin
- Alfred Sisley
The Stout Collection of 18th-century German porcelain is housed at the gallery which contains almost 600 pieces of dinnerware and figurines.
The Dixon is a museum with something for everyone. From exhibitions to gardens and cutting gardens – the site spans 17 acres of land that are well-acclaimed by visitors from all across the globe! The Dixon has been certified as an American Association of Museums member, Botanical Gardens Conservation International Member, and also holds membership in the prestigious American Public Garden’s association.
The property is surrounded by four major outdoor sculpture gardens with Greco-Roman sculptures. The Dixons bought the property in 1939 and had it planted in the English Garden style, which features wide views next to smaller, more intimate formal areas.
- The Cutting Garden (where they grow flowers for display)
- Formal Gardens (flowers grown informally arranged)
- South Lawn (a grassy area open all year round)
- Woodland Gardens make up the main parts of this garden’s extensive grounds.
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The Dixon Education Department seeks to reach out to a wide range of people and to create an atmosphere that encourages personal expression and encourages creative thinking. Through customized programs for children, adults, and outreach organizations, the Education Department encourages interest in the arts and gardening.
The children’s program Mini Masters, the adult lecture series Munch and Learn, and the school outreach program Art to Grow are just a few of Dixon’s activities. The Associate Curator of Education, who was selected Tennessee Art Educator of the Year for 2009-2010 by the Tennessee Art Educators Association, is a testament to Dixon’s strong educational programming.
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens is a beautiful place to visit in Memphis Tennessee. You can enjoy the lush green grass, flowers blooming, and trees that are hundreds of years old. If you’re looking for an escape from your hectic life or just want to take your family on a picnic lunch out in nature, this is the perfect spot!
Memphis, Tennessee, has some of the country’s most diverse and gorgeous botanical gardens. Here’s a short list of our favorites:
- Memphis Botanic Garden
- My Big Backyard at Memphis Botanic Garden
- Oaklawn Garden
- Carlisle S. Page Arboretum
- Overton Park Formal Gardens
- Rhodes College Arboretum
- Danny & Rose Marie Thomas Memorial Garden
- Central Gardens Neighborhood
These amazing gardens are located just down the street from our location at Summer Avenue between Estridge Drive and Eastern Drive. Stop by for a visit anytime!