MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Families can step through the looking glass and into a wonderous world at the Memphis Botanic Garden’s new seasonal exhibit this summer.
Alice’s Adventures at the Garden is presented by International Paper and opened to the public on May 8, 2022.
This exhibit is the third in a series of seasonal exhibits at the botanic garden, following 2017’s Big Bugs at the Garden and 2018/2019’s Origami in the Garden.
Organizers said the Alice exhibit is constructed of mosaiculture – which is the art of creating giant topiary-like sculptures around steel forms.
The exhibit will run through December 2022, and starting the first Friday after Thanksgiving, the sculptures will be transformed as part of the Garden's annual holiday light display Holiday Wonders at the Garden.
As part of a commitment to literacy and Alice’s Adventures at the Garden, the garden will also distribute at least 10,000 books to school children with support from MBG’s Bookworm Sponsors.
The Alice exhibit was first shown in Atlanta, and the Memphis Botanic Garden is the first place to host it outside of the Georgia city.
There's a host of activities and events being held with the exhibit. Learn more and see the schedule HERE.
“Alice with its emphasis on horticulture, literacy, and whimsy promises to be a fun, meaningful experience for guests of all ages,” said Michael D. Allen, Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden. “We are proud to be only the second Garden in the world to host this exhibit – coming to us directly from Atlanta Botanical Garden. We are grateful for the support of our corporate partners including International Paper, FedEx, and Barnhart Crane as well as the backing of Memphis Tourism as we present this unique exhibition to the Memphis community."
“This exhibit will not only foster an appreciation for the beauty of our natural environment, but it will generate so much excitement around reading,” said Dr. Alissa Campbell Shaw, International Paper senior manager, global corporate social responsibility and community engagement, and executive director of the IP Foundation. “At International Paper, we strive to build a better future for people and the planet, and by supporting this exhibit, we can contribute to the education, environment and social needs of our community.”