The University of Tennessee Gardens
Saturday, December 7th, noon - 3pm, UT Gardens Knoxville
Join us at the UT Gardens for one joyful celebration! It’s Winter Wonderland and families from near and far are welcome to take part in this fun-filled event. With seasonal snacks & crafts that children can make and take home, as well as holiday activities that teach kids about the variety of celebrations happening this time of year, there is a little something for everyone. Venture through our gardens for an afternoon of arctic arts and entertainment and be sure to bring your wish list… word around this tinsel town is that Santa will be coming down. Come join in all the reindeer games this year at the UT Garden’s Winter Festival! Cost: $5 per child, preregistration is required.
Register online here.
For more information contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes and Workshops - UT Gardens Knoxville
Winter Wonderland - Saturday, Dec. 7, noon - 3 pm. This event is for children and their families. Celebrate winter at the UT Gardens. This fun festival will explore winter holidays from around the world, like Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza. Make holiday crafts to take home, and don't forget to join in the reindeer games! Cost: $5/child
Sunday Garden Talk: Edible Flowers - Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 - 3:30 pm. You might be surprised by what you can eat from your flower garden. This talk will inform you of flowers that not only add beauty to your garden, but are a tasty treat as well. Cost: Free for members; $5/nonmember
Home Grown: Roots & Bark - Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10 am - noon. This class is for home-school groups. Did you know that you can eat bark and roots? Take a look at some of your favorite snacks and see how they are made. Students will sample tasty treats and learn fun facts about gingerbread and cinnamon. Cost: $5/student
Garden Sprouts: Hand-made Decorations - Friday, Dec. 13, 10 - 11:30 am. This class is for children ages 3-5. Deck the halls with your very own decorations. Take a look at how early settlers decorated their homes for the holidays. Make some decorations to take home or to give as gifts this holiday season. Cost: $8/member; $12/nonmember
Adult Workshop: Wreath Making - Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 - 3 pm. Celebrate the holidays with a fresh wreath you make yourself! This is one of our most popular classes so don't wait to register. You will be provided with fresh greens, cones, assorted decorations, ribbons, and other needed supplies. You may bring any unusual greens or favorite ornaments that you would like to add to your festive creation. Cost: $30/member; $40/nonmember
Growing Healthy: Container Gardening During the Winter - Tuesday, Dec. 17, 4:30 - 5:30. This program is for children and their families. Join the UT Gardens and East TN Children's Hospital to learn how to grow herbs and vegetables indoors. Cost: Free
Click here for a pdf of children and adult classes scheduled October thru December. Pre-registration is required for all classes. All classes will be held at the UT Gardens in Knoxville. Contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or email@example.com to pre-register or for more information.
School Programming - UT Gardens Knoxville
Through our school programs we hope to inspire the next generation of gardeners and provide students with valuable life skills so that they can garden at their own homes. Each program can be custom-tailored to meet the needs of your classroom. The programs are designed to meet State of Tennessee and Common Core State Standards. We currently offer two main programs for schools - Garden Trips and Go Garden.
Garden Trips are designed to enhance the school curriculum by reinforcing each teacher's educational objectives. Using the natural environment of the UT Gardens, they provide opportunities to incorporate science, math, language arts, and other educational subjects into one trip. Each program lasts two to three hours depending on your specific needs. Cost: $5 per student.
Go Garden is our traveling program which brings the garden to you. This program is designed to enhance the school curriculum. Using the natural environment around your school yard, it provides opportunities to incorporate science, math, language arts, and other educational subjects into one trip. The UT Gardens can even offer your school ideas on how to design, create, and maintain your own school garden. These sessions can be set up to accommodate a specific class or several classes at once. Cost: $5 per student.
Click here for more information on our School Programming.
Home Grown Program - UT Gardens Knoxville
The UT Gardens provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your home school program with a fun and educational hands-on session each month October thru April! Sessions are designed with Common Core Standards in minds. Because many home school families have children of all ages, these sessions are designed to meet the educational needs of children grades K-5. Each session will have a garden theme and will include activities that touch on science, math, and reading. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $5 per student (per session).
Click here for information about each month's session.
2013 Community Sponsors
The UT Gardens is pleased to announce our 2013 Community Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor - HGTV HOME
Bronze Sponsors: Pilot Flying J and UT Federal Credit Union
Professional Photography Policy
The UT Gardens in Knoxville are proud to provide an attractive venue and colorful setting that has become a popular location for all types of photography in the East Tennessee region. Considerable materials and labor are required to maintain the Gardens to the high standard that has attracted so many professional photographers to use the Gardens in their work.
As a result, starting March 1, 2011, the UT Gardens will implement the following Professional Photography policy. ‘Professional Photographer’ being defined as one who charges a fee for their services.
Professional photographers who wish to take advantage of the UT Gardens’ as part of their commercial work are asked to become Friends of the UT Gardens at the $100 level or above. These funds will directly support the maintenance and upkeep of the UT Gardens. Membership information is available at http://utgardens.tennessee.edu/membership.html.
Photographers who do not wish to become Friends of the UT Gardens at this level may schedule photo shoots on the grounds for a fee of $35 per hour. Non-member (commercial) photographers who bring clients to the UT Gardens without scheduling in advance, or without paying the sitting fee, may be asked to leave the grounds.
The full policy may be viewed here.
UT Gardens T-Shirts and Note Cards - Now Available
Visit the eMarketplace of the UT Institute of Agriculture to order your UT Gardens logo t-shirt, spring or fall notecard set, or garden poster. Proceeds from all sales benefit the UT Gardens.
UT Gardens Knoxville Volunteers
The UT Gardens Volunteer Program is now on winter hiatus for 2013. Regular weekly sessions (Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12) will resume in mid to late February 2014. To learn how you can join in these work sessions, contact Beth Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org; 974-2712
Thanks due to Spring Meadow Nursery and Netherland Bulb Co.
Dogwood Arts Festival Presents Bazillion Blooms
Bazillion Blooms is a Dogwood Tree planting program to beautify our East Tennessee communities, improve the health of our environment and foster community support and pride in our beloved native dogwood. For more information, click here
Corona is the official tool sponsor of the UT Gardens.
Dramm provides a portion of the watering tools used in the UT Gardens.
Contact The UT Gardens
Department of Plant Sciences
252 Ellington Plant Sciences Bldg
2431 Joe Johnson Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8265
Fax: (865) 974-1947
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