Blooms Days 2013 - Garden Festival & Marketplace
Join us for the 11th Annual Blooms Days Garden Festival & Marketplace! Enjoy workshops and demonstrations, browse the marketplace, check out the new HGTV HOME Showcase Garden, climb trees and explore the insect zoo in kids' corner, listen to live music from local bands, learn more in the Bonsai and Rose shows, and sample some tasty local food in our food court. Click here for a pdf of the event brochure or scroll down for more information.
Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, 2013
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day (Rain or Shine)
In the UT Gardens on Neyland Drive in Knoxville
Tickets at the gate are $6 per day.
Children 12 and under admitted FREE
HGTV HOME Showcase Garden
Bonsai Show & Rose Show
|10 a.m.||Urban Gardening - Peg Beute||Beall Family Rose Garden - Eric Stohl||Intro to Rain Gardens - Ruth Anne Hanahan||Think Roots - Kasey Krouse|
|11:30 a.m.||Building Your Soil & Growing Organic - Neal Denton||Managing Rose Diseases the Easy Way - Mark Windham||Make-It Take-It Rain Barrel - Water Resource Pros||Heirloom Gardening - Scott Drucker|
|1:30 p.m.||Walking the Labyrinth - Stuart Bartholomaus||Solar House Tour - James Rose||Learn to Paint a Rain Barrel - Katie Walberg||UT Kitchen Garden Tour - Holly Jones|
|3 p.m.||See What's Sprouting - UT Gardens Staff||Backyard Butterflies - Steve McGaffin||Protecting Your Landscape from Gardening Thugs - David Vandergriff||Right Tree, Right Place - Liz Hanna, Elaine Reed, Nick Bridgeman|
|10 a.m.||Shade Gardening - Ben Ford||UT Kitchen Garden Tour - Holly Jones||Conifers - Sue Hamilton||Intro to Rain Gardens - Andrea Ludwig|
|11:30 a.m.||Learn to Install a Garden Pathway - Curtis Stewart||Growing Healthy - Wendy Prothro-Howard & Amanda Plante||Fairy Gardens - Beth Willis & Holly Jones||Cut Flowers for Home Gardeners - Robin Yeary|
|1:30 p.m.||Walking the Labyrinth - Stuart Bartholomaus||Beall Family Rose Garden - Eric Stohl||See What's Sprouting - UT Gardens Staff||Yard Pest Detectives - Tom Stebbins|
|3 p.m.||Irrigation Sensation - Brian Leib||Managing Rose Diseases the Easy Way - Mark Windham||Growing Mushrooms - Cathy Scott & Jessica Hammonds||New & Unusual Flora & Fauna - Ben Ford|
Come browse the marketplace for unique crafts, garden goods, and specialty plants!
|Artistic Ventures||Garden Sculptures (fountains, planters, balance toys)|
|Jean Leigh Claudette||Children's Books|
|Greenbriar Farm & Nursery||Edible Landscape Plants|
|Beaver Creek Nursery||Live Plants|
|Rainwater Farm||Soaps, salves, and balms|
|J & B Herb & Plant Farms||Organic herbs in pots|
|Barbara Badenhope||Teapot garden art|
|Perspective Unique Photography||Photographic prints|
|Harmonic Journeys||Recycled antiqued silverware jewelry and tree chimes|
|Out of the Fire Designs||Handmade jewelry and beads|
|In the Stix Studio||Functional pottery|
|Jo Marie Brotherton||Watercolor paintings, dicroic glass pendants|
|Whites Nursery||Live plants|
|Season Garden Accents||Garden Art (windchimes, garden plaques, wind spinners, vintage coasters)|
|East Tennessee Iris Society||Iris bulbs|
|Dirt Dawg Nursery||Dwarf conifers, rare plants, garden tools, arrangement supplies|
|Woodturning by Gordon Fowler||Hand-crafted wooden bowls, mills, scoops, and dippers|
|Custom Copperworks & Blacksmithing||Handmade copper and steel home garden decorations|
|MrMaple.com||Japanese maples and other ornamental trees|
|Tennessee Naturescapes||Native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers|
|The African Hut||Straw baskets, hats, fans, and patched sweaters|
|Woodhill Studio||Garden decorations (birdbaths, trays, vases, and dishes)|
New this year!
Come check out the new HGTV HOME Showcase Garden featuring the HGTV HOME Plant Collection.
Enjoy live performances by local groups on each day:
Saturday - Four Leaf Peat (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) & Wild Blue Yonder (2 - 4 p.m.)
Sunday - Biscuithead (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) & Good Times Ceilidh Band (2 - 4 p.m.)
Children will enjoy the Insect Zoo and Story Time with local author Jean Leigh Claudette. They can also participate in several 'Make & Take' Projects.
Hungry? Stop by our food court and sample delicious food from local food trucks, including Tootsie Truck, Savory and Sweet Truck, and Dale's Fried Pies.
Celebrate Mothers' Day at Blooms Days! On Sunday, moms will receive a free daylily from Oakes Daylilies (while supplies last). Have a family photo made by Hurley Co. Photography in the Beall Family Rose Garden (additional fees may apply).
New this Year!
Bonsai Show - Hosted by the Knoxville Bonsai Society in the Environment and Landscape Laboratory
See prize-winning Bonsai from around the region. Talk with expert Bonsai growers and learn a few tricks of the trade.
Rose Show - Hosted by the Tennessee Rose Society in the South Greenhouse corridor.
Society members will display cutflower roses straight from their gardens. Stop by, see the beautiful displays and learn how to have the best roses in your yard.