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Thank you for your interest in the UT Gardens. With locations in Knoxville and Jackson, Tennessee, the UT Gardens are open free to the public, which means the growth and development of our programs is almost entirely dependent upon private support from people like you.  Your support provides us with the resources we need to coordinate events such as Books and Blooms, Bloomsdays, Summer Celebration, the annual Pumpkin Display ,and The Holiday Express, while further developing and maintaining pristine ornamental and research trials programs.

Everyone who makes a contribution to support our program will receive a monthly e-newsletter featuring gardening tips and upcoming events as well as a semi-annual printed newsletter.  It's just our small way of thanking you.

Thanks again for your support. It is vital to our success!

If you are interested in volunteering at the gardens in Knoxville you can read more about opportunites on our Volunteers page or you can contact Beth Willis at

Membership Levels

The Friends of the UT Gardens offers several membership levels. Memberships are for 12 months and are fully tax deductible. To join or renew now, click here to make a gift via our secure online giving site and enter the gift amount of the level you wish to join.

  • Benefactor at $1000
  • Patron at $500
  • Sponsoring Friend at $250Give Now Button
  • Contributing Friend at $100
  • Professional Photographer* at $100
  • Family Friend at $50
  • Individual Friend at $35
  • Student Friend at $15

* Professional Photographers joining online should make note in the "comments" section of the online giving form that their gift is being made to comply with the Garden's Professional Photography Policy. For more information on the policy, click here.