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.
Classes and Workshops - UT Gardens Knoxville
Growing Together: Landscape Legos - Saturday, Jun. 27, 10 am - noon. Add form and shape in your garden! Children will build Lego models of garden structures while parents hear tips on how to add structure to the home garden. Cost includes materials. Cost (per family): $20/members; $30/nonmembers
Adult Workshop: Vertical Gardening - Saturday, Jun. 27, 1 - 3 pm. Don't have yard space? Think about growing up, not out. Learn about vertical, or wall, gardening, and create a miniature vertical garden to take home. Cost includes materials. Cost: $20/member; $30/nonmember
Growing Together: Carnivorous Plants- Saturday, Jul. 25, 10 - noon. Beware, these plants bite! Learn how and why carnivorous plants have adapted to catch and eat insects, and take one home with you! Cost (per family): $20/members; $30/nonmembers
Adult Workshop: Growing in the Shade - Saturday, Jul. 25, 1 - 3 pm. If you can't take the heat, get in the shade. Explore our new hosta and renovated shade gardens, and learn how to create and care for your own shady place! You will receive one shade plant to take home. Cost: $30/member; $40/nonmember
August (pre-register for any August event)
Growing Together: Leaf Castings - Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 - 11:30 am. Artwork in the garden provides an added dimension to your landscape. Learn about leaf castings, which creat unique elements in your garden and have many uses, and create one to take home. Cost includes materials. Cost (per family): $25/members; $35/nonmembers
Adult Workshop: Gardening for Butterflies - Saturday, Aug. 29, 1 - 3 pm. Want butterflies in your garden? Plant nectar and host plants! Learn about native butterflies and which plants they need to survive, and take home a plant to start your butterfly garden. Cost: $20/member; $30/nonmember
What's Growing and Showing at UT Gardens Crossville?
On an early-August walk through Plateau Discovery Gardens, Master Gardener Rae Hozer found lots to photograph in the themed gardens.
Click here for a virtual tour.
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