The Dixon Gallery and Gardens has both art and gardens – what more do you need?
Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon’s 17-acre is landscaped in the manner of an English park, with open vistas adjacent to smaller formal spaces, reflecting Dixon’s English heritage.
Highlights include the edible garden, three terraced outdoor rooms enclosed with clipped boxwood hedges, a cutting garden, and the newly renovated Woodland Gardens.
The highly-regarded permanent art collection began with the Dixon’s original assembly of works by French Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, an American Impressionist, as well as 18th and 19th century British portraits and landscapes. The museum now includes works by Degas, Renoir, Matisse, Mary Cassatt, Paul Gauguin, Monet, Cezanne, Georges Seurat, Raoul Dufy, and Chaim Soutine.
Located in the Mid-South in the original hardwood capital of the world, the Dixon is a certified Level IV (four) arboretum (which means there are more than 120 identified species of trees). This region has the perfect climate — rain, soil and climate – for hardwoods such as the native oaks, hickory, beech, and maples.
Closed New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38117
For more information, phone 901-761-5250