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This is where you can get the latest information on the UT Gardens or find upcoming events. We offer a variety of tours, lectures, workshops and special events suitable for all ages throughout the year.

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


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 for more information.

ACS logoThe UT Gardens was named a Conifer Reference Garden by the American Conifer Society. Initiated in 2007, the ACS Southeast Region offers its support for public conifer gardens in the Southeast Region. Reference Gardens offer plant professionals and the home gardener an opportunity to see live conifers in a planted setting illustrating their unique color, shapes and growth habits.

UT Horticulturist Named Contributor to Top Gardening Magazine

Institute of Agriculture horticulturist and research associate Jason Reeves is the newest contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine. According to Fine Gardening editor Steve Aitken, Reeves was selected for his plant expertise and his commitment to providing useful, accurate information to hands-in-the-dirt gardeners.

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

Oakes Daylilies


Pleasant Hill Nursery


Bronze Sponsor: UT Federal Credit Union





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