Dixon Gallery and Gardens

  Impressionism - Gardens - Porcelain - Sculpture - Pewter

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, a gift from the Hugo Dixon family, preserved 17 wooded acres in the East Memphis area.  If you are looking for a relaxing escape, garden sculptures, or inviting art work, the Dixon provides it. 

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

When you arrive elegant columns frame the entrance to the gallery.  There are changing exhibits during the year. 

If you are on site when there is no special exhibit, the Dixon collection of Impressionist Art is extensive and truly worth the visit. 


The Dixon collection includes works by Jean-Louis Forain, William James, Camille Pissaro, and Mary Cassatt.  A few are on display, but you can only see many of them when the Dixon has a showing of the private collection

The gallery offers a well-planned layout where you can wander through to see the exhibits.  Some of the Dixon family home is preserved so there are individual rooms to visit. 

Several of the rooms are not large, breaking any exhibit up into manageable portions for the eyes.  It is not a huge museum, most of the time you can see an exhibit in an hour and a half, depending on how long you linger over the art. 

If you are a fan of porcelain or pewter, you might want to allow more time for your visit.  There is an entire gallery devoted to each.  The pewter collection numbers 400 pieces.  The porcelain collection is even larger. 

Although you cannot park at the entrance to the gallery, it is possible to drive up to the front to drop visitors off near the entrance.  The entire Gallery is on the ground floor for easy access


The gardens are as enjoyable as the gallery.  There are paths to stroll all over the grounds, with statues in every corner. 

Garden benches are placed to allow the best view of statues or plantings.  There are many places to relax and savor your visit

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens - a year round attraction

The changing seasons offer the opportunity to see a variety of colors and plantings in summer, fall, winter, and spring landscapes.  In all seasons, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens provide an artful and colorful visit. 

The Gardens have paved, woodland and gravel paths. 

-  Need to Know  -

  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens, located at 4339 Park Avenue, is in the East Memphis area.  
  • Free on-site parking.  May be full during special events.  If full, there is parking in the surrounding neighborhood.  
  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens is just over a quarter of a mile from the Memphis Botanic Garden.  It is convenient to visit both the same day.  
  • The grounds are kid-friendly.  Exhibits may or may not be of interest to children depending on age, their interest in art, and the exhibit subject.  
  • Numerous events are hosted at the Dixon.  The most popular event is the Symphony in the Gardens.  Take your classiest picnic and enjoy music on the grounds.  Check the Dixon calendar for dates and performers. 
  • The gift shop is fully stocked with books, museum mementos, and unique jewelry.
  • www.dixon.org

Gallery and Garden Hours

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
  • Closed Mondays and major holidays

  • Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. admission is Pay-What-You-Can. 
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - noon, free admission to the gallery and gardens.
  • The third Thursday of each month the gallery is open until 8:00 p.m.

YeaMemphis Tip - Pick up a copy of the top ten tours brochure and choose a garden area to visit.  If you visit in the spring the tulips and daffodils are spectacular.

Best Photo Ops - Garden benches are plentiful on the 17 acres.  Find one with particularly interesting foliage or colorful blooms around it.  Locate one of the many statues and choose your favorite to pose beside.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens,

          a great place to relax.....

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