The University of Tennessee Gardens
Specialty Plant Sale & Lecture - UT Gardens Knoxville
Winter Blooming Shade Perennials - Helleborus and Epimedium
Sunday, March 6, 2016
1:30 - 3:00 pm Lecture by Dr. Sue Hamilton
3:00 - 5:00 pm Plant Sale
Location: University of Tennessee Hollingsworth Auditorium (2431 Joe Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996)
Learn about two of the most beautiful winter-blooming and durable shade perennials you can have in your garden. Plants that are ideal for providing four-season interest. Then shop for exclusive and choice selections of each plant to add to your landscape! Limited quantities available.
The UT Gardens staff has searched far and wide to offer select, choice varieties not readily available and known to perform well in our mid-South region. A sale not to be missed!
4th Annual Gala - A Symphony of Peonies - Knoxville
On Friday, April 29th, enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, music, dinner, and live and silent auctions at the UT Gardens' fourth annual gala, A Symphony of Peonies, hosted by former UT President Joe Johnson and his wife Pat.
Education - UT Gardens Knoxville
The schedule for classes and workshops is available on our Education page. Check out what is being offered through the end of the year!
Membership Benefit Renewed!
The UT Gardens is happy to announce that our Better Homes & Gardens Subscription Program has been renewed! Each member who joins or renews through September 30, 2016 will be offered a free one-year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens magazine (digital or print edition). Current subscribers will receive a one-year extension of their subscription. You will receive a card with your membership letter which you can then redeem for your free subscription. This membership benefit is made possible through the UT Gardens' membership in the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).
Don't forget - members also enjoy reciprocal admission benefits at almost 300 gardens across the United States. This benefit is made possible through the UT Gardens' participation in the Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) of the American Horticultural Society. Click here for more information and a list of participating gardens.
2015 Community Sponsors
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 Knoxville Volunteers
The UT Gardens Volunteer Program in Knoxville is currently offering two sessions each week, held on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9-12. Volunteers may also help at special events, such as our plant sales, Blooms Days festival, or Howl-O-Ween. To learn how you can join in any of these volunteer opportunities, contact Beth Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org; 974-2712
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
UT Gardens in Knoxville
2518 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
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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