Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain. The museum organizes and presents eight to ten exhibitions every year, the diversity of which appeals to visitors of all ages. The Dixon’s 17 acre campus is highly regarded public garden that includes formal spaces, woodland tracts, and cutting gardens. The Dixon is accredited by the American Association Museums and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International. The mission of the Dixon Gardens to is aspire to horticultural excellence and to elevate horticultural standards in the Mid-South through outreach and educational programs. The Dixon's gardens were carefully carved out of native Tennessee woodlands, with consideration given to the fine old trees, vistas, arrangement and sequence of garden space. Reflecting Mr. Dixon's English heritage, the gardens were landscaped in the manner of an English park with open vistas adjacent to smaller, intimate formal spaces.
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The Dixon is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Cherry Road in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. From Interstate 240, take exit 18, Perkins Road, North exit. Drive approximately 2.5 miles to Park Avenue then turn left and proceed to the 2nd traffic light. The entrance is on the left at the traffic light.
Exhibitions are always included with admission. Adults: $7 Seniors ages 65 and over: $5 Students ages 18 and older with ID: $5 Children ages 7 - 17: $3 Children ages 6 and under: FREE Special Admission Days: Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. : Pay-What
Open Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm Third Thursdays: Open until 9 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 1 - 5 pm Museum & Gardens Closed Mondays Business Office Open Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Special Admission Hours: Tuesday: 10 am - 4
The Dixon is closed on New Years Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day