The University of Tennessee Gardens
What's Growing and Showing at UT Gardens Crossville?
On an early-August walk through Plateau Discovery Gardens, Master Gardener Rae Hozer found lots to photograph in the themed gardens.
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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, 2015 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.
Classes and Workshops - UT Gardens Knoxville
Garden Sprouts: Feed the Birds- Tuesday, Dec. 2, 10 - 11:30 am. This class is for children ages 3-5. A bird has got to eat. This class will look at how birds have adapted to live during winter months. We will also explore several bird feeder options. Participants will build their own bird feeder to take home and feed the birds. Cost: $5/member; $10/nonmember
Home Grown: Wonderful Worms - Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1 - 3 pm. This class is for home-school groups. Worms do more than help you catch fish. This class will explore the underworld of worms and how they are nature's tillers. See how worms eat your trash and turn it into the best fertilizer for your garden. Students will get to build their own starter worm bin to take home and start worm composting. Materials are included in the cost of the program. Cost: $10/student
Adult Workshop: Wreath Making - Saturday, Dec. 13, 1 - 3 pm. This is consistently one of our most popular offerings. Learn how to take fresh greenery and create your own holiday wreath to display in your home. Cost of the program includes materials. Cost: $30/member; $40/nonmember
Growing Together: Holiday Fairy Garden - Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 am - noon. This class is for children and their families. Fairies like to celebrate the holidays too. Bring a container of your choice and learn to create an indoor seasonally themed fairy garden. Basic materials, plants and accessories will be provided. Cost (per family): $30/members; $40/nonmembers
2014 Community Sponsors
The UT Gardens is pleased to announce our 2014 Community Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor - HGTV HOME
Gold Sponsor: Ruth and Erbin Baumgardner
Silver Sponsors: Oakes Daylilies and Pleasant
Hill Nursery LLC
Bronze Sponsor: 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 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 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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