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

Garden Club
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Fri., May. 17, 2:00 pm
Growing in Raised Beds
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Fri., May. 17, 2:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening with Booker T. Leigh
Whitehaven Library
Sat., May. 18, 12:30 pm
Garden UP! : Branching Out Series
Frayser Library
Sat., May. 18, 1:00 pm
Eat Smart @ Home
Frayser Library
Sat., May. 25, 12:00 pm
Taylor-Made Quilts
East Shelby Library
Sat., May. 25, 12:30 pm
Colorcopia: DIY Flower Prints
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Thu., May. 30, 2:00 pm
Taylor-Made Quilts
East Shelby Library
Sat., Jun. 01, 12:30 pm
Crafts with the Dixon Gallery & Gardens
South Library
Thu., Jun. 06, 2:00 pm
Family Fun – Garden Week with the Cordova Garden Club
Cordova Library
Sat., Jun. 08, 11:00 am