At the Library

Seed Library

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3rd floor)
The Seed Library functions as a free exchange of seed packets for the Memphis community and is located on the 3rd floor of Central Library. A former card catalog now houses seeds of all kinds, including vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Take what you need, and after your harvest (if possible), donate seeds from your yield.  

Urban Garden

Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Located in front of the Officer Geoffrey Redd Library, this Urban Garden and Garden Club proves that if you can grow a garden on Poplar Ave., you can grow one anywhere!

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On Our Shelves

Top Subjects

Container Gardening
Recent Gardening Books
Gardening – Southern States
Gardening (Kids)
Herb Gardens
Seed Saving / Propogating
Soil Composition

In the Community

Linc/2-1-1 community information

Browse LINC/2-1-1’s Community Database for various local gardening services including gardening clubs, community gardens, and more.

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Upcoming Home and Garden Events

Earth Day Celebration: Little Plant Garden!
Whitehaven Library
mié., Abr. 24, 2:00 pm
Arbor Day with the Cordova Garden Club
Cordova Library
sáb., Abr. 27, 11:00 am
Eat Smart @ Home
Frayser Library
sáb., Abr. 27, 12:00 pm
Cossitt Grows: Planter's Meet-up and Plant Swap
Cossitt Library
sáb., Abr. 27, 12:00 pm
How to Get Free Stuff with “Buy Nothing” Groups
Cordova Library
mar., Abr. 30, 1:00 pm
Master Gardeners Present: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
vie., May. 03, 2:00 pm
Lawn Care with Booker T. Leigh
Whitehaven Library
lun., May. 06, 12:30 pm
Gardening Q&A @ Levi
Levi Library
jue., May. 09, 1:30 pm
Garden Club
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
vie., May. 17, 2:00 pm
Growing in Raised Beds
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
vie., May. 17, 2:00 pm