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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.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit AdvanceUTIA.com/GardensGala2016. See photos from last year’s event here.


Blooms Days Marketplace and Festival - Knoxville

Blooms Days 2016

Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th from 9am-5pm
$8 per day per person or $12 for both days OR
$5 per day or $8 for both days for new or renewing members

The educational sessions that will take place on Saturday and Sunday have been scheduled. Take a look to help plan your visit!

More information coming soon...


2016 Rain Barrel Sale - UT Gardens Knoxville

Saturday, June 4th from 9am-1pm
50 gallon Ivy rain barrel
$70 each (retails for $129)
Pre-orders recommended (deadline to pre-order is Sunday, May 29)

Pre-order now! The Water Quality Forum is accepting orders for 50 gallon Ivy rain barrels. Barrels will be available to pick up at the UT Gardens in Knoxville on Saturday, June 4th from 9am to 1pm. A limited number of barrels will be available for sale on the day of distribution, but pre-ordering guarantees your barrel.

More information about rain barrels and collecting rainwater is available at the above link, or you can download a pdf for more details of the sale.

Ivy Rain Barrel


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!

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.


Membership Benefit Renewed!

Better Homes and Gardens subscription program

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

 

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HGTV HOME

 

 

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Oakes Daylilies

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Pleasant Hill Nursery

 

 

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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 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 ewillis2@utk.edu; 974-2712

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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 in Knoxville
Physical Address:
2518 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

Mailing Address:
Department of Plant Sciences
252 Ellington Plant Sciences Bldg
2431 Joe Johnson Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-7324
Fax: (865) 974-1947
Email: utgardens@utk.edu

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