"Delicious Dining" Opens at Memphis Botanic Garden

How many plants does it take to grow a pizza? That's one of many facts that young visitors can learn at The Delicious Dining exhibit on display at Memphis Botanic Garden through mid-October 2011. With the sponsorship of TruGreen, the exhibit helps viewers make connections between the  food they love and the plants those foods contain.

MBG staff and horticulture experts have transformed the dining room of the Home Sweet Home area into a display garden showcasing  several vegetables, herbs, and tropical spice plants and how they're used in the culinary world.  For instance, cucumber and dill  plants grow alongside a jar of pickles. At the Menu du Jour table, lemon balm grows next to a lemonade pitcher.  And at the Tropical Treats hutch, kids can discover why some of their favorite desserts taste so good; they see the link between the flavors of sugar, cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla — and those foods' natural sources.

 MBG partnered with TruGreen with the goal of sparking interest and excitement in children and youth about our diverse plant world. The exhibit's  MyBotanicPlant website offers nature-based, online resources to both teachers and students. For more information,  go to www.memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

New Day at the CA. Again.

Another ownership change at the Commercial Appeal could bring unwelcome change to Memphis' daily paper.
2015.10.09 08:00 AM

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis October 9th-11th

Stew up a wine-derful weekend in some old haunts.
2015.10.08 02:46 PM

Johnny Cash in Cooper-Young

Local organizations have started a fundraising effort to put a statue of the music legend at the corner of Cooper and Walker.
2015.05.05 12:52 PM
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Stories

New Daisy Unveils Big Star Room

The balcony at the New Daisy has undergone major renovations, changing the second-level seating area into a VIP experience known as the Big Star Room.
2015.10.13 12:05 PM

Paul Thorn, Ben Rector, Rusted Root Perform During New Daisy Grand Opening Weekend

The former movie house celebrates its grand reopening and 73rd year on Beale Street this weekend after receiving a $500,000 facelift.
2015.10.12 01:10 PM

New Day at the CA. Again.

Another ownership change at the Commercial Appeal could bring unwelcome change to Memphis' daily paper.
2015.10.09 08:00 AM

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The “Memphis” magazine staff blog

About This Blog

“901” is the current affairs blog compiled by the staff of Memphis magazine, where readers can find breaking-news tidbits relating to all facets of life in the Bluff City. 

Edited by Shara Clark, Contemporary Media’s special projects editor, this blog’s regular participants include long-time Memphis editors such as Michael Finger, Jackson Baker, Frank Murtaugh, and Kenneth Neill. “901” also includes regular contributions from Inside Memphis Business staffers Richard Alley and Eileen Townsend, as well as the staff of the Memphis Flyer.

Every Thursday our Calendar Editor, Julie Ray, posts her picks for the weekend's events and activities.

“901” is the place where Memphis readers can “dial in” to find fresh reporting of recent developments in our city’s political, economic, and cultural life.

Recent Posts



Atom Feed Subscribe to the 901 Feed »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags