Walking Tour

A visitor guide and map is available in the Information Birdhouse at the Gardens entrance, or   stop in the office during weekday business hours. This walking tour will guide you through the various themed and trial gardens. You can also print the guide.

Guided Tour

Whether interested in a wagon tour of the UT Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, a guided tour of the Gardens, or a combination of both, please call the office to schedule an appointment 931-484-0034. We’ll be pleased to show you around!

Plant Identification or Assessment

Stop by the office during regular business hours to consult with staff horticulturist or pick-up forms for UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center. These forms are also available by visiting their website.


TheUTHort website is devoted to providing high-quality, research-based residential and consumer horticulture information to Tennesseans.

Gardening Almanac for the Plateau

New to the Plateau? This month by month gardening guide offers information on the average weather conditions, recommendations for garden activities, a listing of wildlife you might observe at that time, and flowers you will find blooming. This guide sells for $10 and can be purchased in the office at the Gardens or the UT Extension Office on Livingston Street in Crossville. 

Favorite Plants for the Plateau Flash Drive

Looking for plants that will survive in this area of the Plateau? Cumberland County Master Gardeners have put together lists and descriptions of favorite plants successfully grown on this area of the Plateau. The flash drive can be purchased for $5 in the office at the Gardens, or the UT Extension Office on Livingston Street in Crossville. 

Ask-the-Master-Gardener Desk

Need answers to a gardening question or dilemma? Visit the Extension Office at 1398 Livingston Road in Crossville. Master Gardeners are available March through November, Monday-Friday between 9 and 11 am to answer your gardening questions. Feel free to bring in samples of insects or diseased plant material for analysis (please secure in a non-returnable baggie), or healthy plant sample for identification.

Classes in the Gardens
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Garden Education
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Weekly Walk Through
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