Garden News and Events
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.
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
The 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
Bronze Sponsor: UT Federal Credit Union
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