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UT Gardens, Knoxville

Recognized in 2013 as the official botanical gardens of the state of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Gardens located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville, are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. Some 4,000 annuals, perennials, herbs, tropical plants, trees, shrubs, vegetables and ornamental grasses are evaluated each year. Both the Knoxville and Jackson gardens are TN Certified Arboreta. The gardens are open during all seasons and are free to the public.

2506 Jacob Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

Place Type

On Campus, Outdoor


Upcoming Events

Photo of a rain cloud with the phrase "Friday Fun Day: April Showers."

Rain or shine, here at the UT Gardens, we love being outside, especially in the spring! During this outside program we will learn all about weather. While we...

4/16 10am
Observation Class

Stated simply, this class is about being aware in the present moment. Living can be busy – between school, work, and endless amounts of entertainment we have...

4/17 10am
Photo of the Earth with the phrase "Friday Fun Day: Earth Heroes."

Do you like being outside? Seeing bees and birds and babbling brooks? So do we! This Friday Fun Day is all about how we can help keep the Earth a beautiful...

4/23 10am
Beach Party in the Gardens (A Silent Disco Experience)

Silent Disco, Airbrush Tee Shirts, food, mocktails, beach towels, WUTK jamming and all of it is FREE!

4/23 4pm
Photo of a plant and gardening tools and the words "Plant and Play."

Have you ever watched a plant grow from a seed into a flower and back into seeds? It is an amazing thing to witness and we want you to see it first-hand!...

5/7 10am

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UT Gardens, Knoxville

UT Gardens, Knoxville posted a photo 8/10/2020