Youth Programs

The UT Gardens, Knoxville is thrilled to host young plant enthusiasts any day of the week but especially so at our youth-focused programs. Check out this page for programs geared towards all those 18 and under.


You must preregister for all UT Gardens education programs unless stated otherwise. Contact Whitney at if you have any questions.

Home School Programs
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We would be happy to offer a program for your home school co-op or even just other home school families! Click to find out more.
Summer Camp
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We offer summer camp experiences for ages 6 and up. Click to find out more.
Field trips/Scout Programs
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We offer field trips and scout programs year round! Click to find out more.

Have you ever wondered what we all do at UT Gardens? Or what jobs are available for people who like plants? We created a video series to help answer those questions! Click on each tab to learn more.

This video is about Holly Jones, a horticulturalist at UT Gardens, Knoxville.

This video is about Natalie Bumgarner, an extension specialist at University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

This video is about Amanda Spangler, a lecturer at the University of Tennessee.

A great resource to learn more about green industry careers is Seed Your Future. On their website, you can take a quiz to find out which careers may be a good fit for you. It’s also a great place to learn about college programs like the Department of Plant Sciences here at the University of Tennessee!

Seed Your Future
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Click here to visit
Department of Plant Sciences
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Click here to learn more about the Dept. of Plant Sciences at UTIA.

Cancellation Policy

University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be made in the event the UT Gardens cancels a class.

Individual Cancellations:
If you find you cannot attend the class or lecture you’ve registered for, please email Whitney at and let us know. A full refund of the registration will be issued for cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the event. A 50% refund will be issued 15 days prior to the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations made fewer than 7 days before the event.

If you are unable to attend a program due to an unforeseen issue, you may transfer the class fee to another class. This class transfer must be redeemed within 6 months of your original class registration. If the class you transfer your fee to is greater than your original registration fee, you will need to pay the difference. If the class you wish to transfer the fee to is less than your original fee you will not be reimbursed the difference. In order to transfer the registration fee, you must email within 24 hours of the class starting time.