Urban Forestry class at Memphis Botanic Garden

What a forest can teach us

Last week, the Tennessee Urban Forestry Conference came to town. “Walking in Memphis: The Future of the Urban Forest” brought professionals from around the state to learn about critical issues facing the urban forest, share solutions and technologies, and develop strategies for a greener future. And as you can imagine, Overton Park was a centerpiece of the […]

Tina Sullivan with Tom & Katie Midgley

Put down Roots with our new program

Overton Park Conservancy is excited to announce the launch of a new group: Overton Park Roots! Like our membership program, the Roots group engages our community in protecting the park, while giving back lots of fun benefits. For a $240 annual donation, Roots members receive: Exclusive invitations to two annual events: Spring: Pints for the […]

Tai chi group

Wake up with tai chi in the formal gardens

If you’ve been in the park on Tuesday or Thursday mornings these past few weeks, you may have noticed a growing group of Tai Chi practitioners near the formal gardens. These free Tai Chi lessons are being offered by local instructor Marjean Liggett. We checked in with Marjean to see how the lessons are progressing, […]

Great blue skimmer posing

Nature Notes

We’re in what you might call the summer doldrums–a time when it’s almost too hot to go outside. But if you’re brave enough to endure the humidity, there are always plenty of little treasures to be discovered in the Old Forest. All you have to do is look closely. Here are a few things we […]