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New Membership Benefit

Better Homes and Gardens subscription program

The UT Gardens is happy to announce the return of our Better Homes & Gardens Subscription Program! Each member who joins or renews on October 24, 2013 through September 30, 2014 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.


Garden Discovery Camps

We have an exciting line-up of summer camps for all ages planned in 2014. Whether you are interested in attending one single-day camp or are looking for a week-long session, we have sessions to meet your camper's needs and schedule. Registration is  now available online. You will need to register online and send in the required forms along with a $10 deposit to secure your child space. Final payment is due at least two weeks prior to the start of a camp session.

Click here to view our camps and to register online.


Classes and Workshops - UT Gardens Knoxville

July:

Books & Blooms - every Thursday (beginning May 15th), 10:30 am - 12 noon. Summer program for children featuring books, music, crafts and sprinklers (weather permitting) Cost: Free (Pre-registration not required)

Sunday Garden Walk - Sunday, July 13th, 3-4pm. These free tours offer visitors a chance to learn about the UT Gardens and see what's new. Call 865-974-7151 or email Derrick to preregister. Cost: Free

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 dstowell@utk.edu for more information.


2014 Community Sponsors

The UT Gardens is pleased to announce our 2014 Community Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor - HGTV HOME

HGTV HOME

Gold Sponsor: Ruth and Erbin Baumgardner

 

Silver Sponsors: Oakes Daylilies and Pleasant

Hill Nursery LLC

Oakes Daylilies

 

Pleasant Hill Nursery

 

Bronze Sponsor: UT Federal Credit Union

 

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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

t shirtVisit 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 has resumed for 2014. Regular weekly sessions are held each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9-12. To learn how you can join in these work sessions, contact Beth Willis at ewillis2@utk.edu; 974-2712

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Thanks due to Spring Meadow Nursery and Netherland Bulb Co.

Spring Meadow Nursery and Netherland Bulb Co. recently made large donations of plant materials to the UT Gardens. Their generous support is greatly appreciated!

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

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Corona is the official tool sponsor of the UT Gardens.

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Dramm provides a portion of the watering tools used in the UT Gardens.

Contact The UT Gardens

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
Email: utgardens@utk.edu

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