2017 Open Gardens & Camera Sites

Specially selected by the Open Gardens Committee, these exceptional gardens are works of art to be shown off during the peak blooming season in April. Take a stroll through an open garden, historic site or area garden. But please, no strolls, only pictures of the camera sites, which have been designated by an asterisk. Enjoy the season and the color it brings! Open March 31st – April 30th during daylight hours.

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FOUNTAIN CITY | 2017 Featured Trail

1. Doug and Oda Wyatt
5901 Parkdale Road, 37912
(Fountain City-Panorama)




2. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel & Crematory
5301 Fountain Road, 37918
Hours: Daylight
Three acres of Dogwoods, floral gardens, park setting, benches and rocking chairs for relaxation overlooking Fountain City Lake.

3. Fountain City Elementary School

2910 Montbelle Drive, 37918
Dogwoods, redbuds and kwanzan cherry trees, along with spring blooming bulbs surround the school.

Fountain City Trail Presented by





4. Lloyd Ronnie King
1629 North Hills Boulevard, 37917
Gardens feature over 229 mature dogwoods, azaleas, hydrangeas, Japanese Maples, and boxwoods along with wildflowers, perennials, and tulips.

5. Roy & Sally Wilcox
3008 Fountain Park Blvd, 37917
Property features a large grouping of dogwoods and abundant azaleas.

6. Robert & Janice Claytor
3033 Fountain Park Blvd, 37917

7. Stephanie and Art Clancy, III
1816 North Hills Boulevard, 37917


8. Mr. Al Gill
4920 Shady Dell Trail, 37914

9. Pat & Therese Hurley
5405 Crestwood Drive, 37914

10. John & Jan Simonsen
5408 Crestwood Drive, 37914


11. Holston Hills Community Park Chilhowee Drive
Hillside neighborhood park overlooking the golf course features over 35 dogwood trees.

Support for the Holston Hills Trail provided by


12. Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum
2743 Wimpole Avenue, 37914
Hours: Daylight
Over 2 miles of historic stone walls line the 47 acre property; impressive plant specimens of many varieties; 1.2 mi walking loop; community and children’s vegetable gardens.


13. Monte and Anne Whitney Stanley
3029 Davenport Road, 37920
Driveway north of Stanley’s Greenhouse.

14. Dr. Lenette Perra
2038 Island Home Blvd, 37920

15. Tim & Candace Archer
2221 Island Home Blvd, 37920

16. Rocky & Lisa Stanley
2100 Spence Place, 37920


17. Rick Hill
6014 Kaywood Drive, 37920
(Lake Forest Neighborhood)

18. Berry Funeral Home
3704 Chapman Hwy, 37920



19. Dr. Richard Gillespie
2117 Manor Drive, 37920
Lovely peony garden.

20. David & Sharon Gerkin
2300 Lakemoor Drive, 37920

21. Bill Stoess & Mary Cartwight
4000 Maloney Road, 37920
Beautiful riverside property with over 47 varieties of flowering trees and
shrubs, perennials and evergreens. ‘Honeysuckle Hideout’ is a special place for kids to experience nature and indulge in play.

22. Dick & Ann Graf
Open Garden & Camera Site
3505 Bluff Point, 37920
Stunning river and city views from atop this beautiful garden setting.


23. Speedwell Manor
2112 Manor Drive, 37920
Historic Home open for tours
April 29 & 30 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM.



24. Eddie Mannis
3835 Kingston Pike, 37919
Elegant gardens inspired by the original Gustav Stickley designed Arts & Crafts home – circa 1925. Terraced gardens and stone ponds surrounded by hydrangeas, perennials.

25. Drs. Bryce and Lisa Bowling
3519 Taliluna Avenue, 37919

26. Bob and Lori Golden Stryer
2345 Cherokee Boulevard, 37919
Koi pond with waterfalls.

27. Mr. & Mrs. James Taulbee
2141 Cherokee Boulevard, 37919

28. Talahi Fountain
1034 Cherokee Boulevard, 37919
Hours: Daylight

Support for this trail provided by


Deane Hill Trail is presented by



29. Mike & Dena Morton
6416 Sherwood Drive, 37919


30. Michael & Mary Bates
513 Altamira Drive, 37934
A 24 year old spring woodland garden which originated with plants acquired from the owner’s mother and grandmother. Pink and white dogwoods mingle with azaleas, spring bulbs and perennials.

31. Mark and Lisa Caldwell
11617 Georgetown Drive, 37934
(Village Green Neighborhood)


32. Founders Park at Campbell Station
405 N. Campbell Station Road, 37934
Hours: Daylight
Wonderful walking pathway.

33. Farragut Town Hall – Farragut Memorial Plaza
11408 Municipal Center Drive, 37934
Hours: Daylight
Featuring a very impressive bronze memorial.


Stroll through either open rose garden presented by members of
the Tennessee Rose Society. Open weekends of May 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st from 10:00AM – 5:00PM.

30. Michael & Mary Bates
Open Rose Garden
513 Altamira Drive, 37934
World travel created a lifelong love of roses for these property owners. Their garden is home to over 300 roses including hybrid teas, floribundas, climbers, David Austin English Roses and easy-care shrub roses.

34. Steve & Hannah Franklin
Open Rose Garden Only
8334 Rudder Falls, 37919
The Franklin’s rose garden features a formal boxwood edged parterre filled with hybrid tea roses. Miniature roses and miniFlora roses accent the pool area.


35. Jim Klonaris
719 Luttrell Street, 37917

36. Robert & Melynda Whetsel
1015 Luttrell Street, 37917
The gardens are designed with an artist’s eye, a nod to the historical and the iconic English Walled Garden.

37. Central United
Methodist Church
201 3rd Ave, 37917
Est. 1926, Greek Revival Architecture.

38. Rose Mortuary
1421 N. Broadway, 37917
Meditation garden.

39. Stevens Mortuary Garden
1304 Oglewood Avenue, 37917

40. Old Gray Cemetery and
543 N. Broadway, 37917
Hours: Daylight
Extremely large Red Oak Tree – perhaps largest remaining tree in downtown. Level one Arboretum. Arbor Tree Guide at www.oldgraycemetery.org.


41. Greg & Jessyca Williams
1512 Fremont Place, 37917

42. Greg & Jessyca Williams
1200 Kenyon Street, 37917
(Second Property)

43. Jeff & Karen Wilkinson
1515 Fremont Place, 37917


44. Charles E. Krutch Park & Krutch Park Extension
Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue,
Hours: Daylight
Primary venue for Dogwood Arts’ large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibit, Art in Public Places.

45. Ivan Racheff House & Gardens
1943 Tennessee Avenue, 37921
Open April 1-23, 10:00AM – 3:00PM,
Sundays 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Closed on Easter.
Mature plantings, tea house, water feature.

46. UT Gardens – Agricultural Campus
Neyland Drive east of Veterinary College
Hours: Daylight
Beautiful 10 acre garden with extensive hosta, rose, conifer, and bedding plant collections. Inspirational edible garden for the home gardener. Many new varieties of ornamental trees & shrubs. Children’s garden with treehouse and fun features for nature discovery. Summer children’s programs also available.


47. Crescent Bend/ Armstrong-Lockett House
Wm P. Toms Memorial Garden
2728 Kingston Pike, 37919

48. First Presbyterian Church (est. 1792)
Historic Cemetery
620 State Street, 37902
Garden features White Redbud & County Champion Hackberry.

49. Church Street United Methodist Church (est. 1931)
900 Henley Street, 37902
Open daily: Monday-Saturday: 10:00AM – 7:00PM & Sunday: 1:00-7:00PM
Enjoy the gorgeous courtyard and breezeway gardens at our historic church. Almost 50 dogwoods surround the church campus.



50. Tommy Ballard/Heaven Scent Gardens
2301 Goff Road, 37920
Hours: Daylight hours April thru May
Come walk thru the gardens, visit and enjoy over 280 varieties of iris.


51. Dowell Springs Business Park
Middlebrook Pike just west of main post office at Weisgarber Road
Hours: Daylight
A 120 acre business park with walking trails and water features.


52. UT Arboretum–Oak Ridge
Located alongside Route 62
901 South Illinois Road
Open daily, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Wildflowers and many native Tennessee plant varieties surround the Visitor Center. Several miles of self-guided walking trails showcase an extensive collection of arboretum trees, flowering shrubs, ferns, and vines along with over 200 holly specimens.
53. Red House Flower Farm
3393 Rutledge Pike, Blaine 37709
From Knoxville, take I-40 to Rutledge Pk. Exit onto 11-W North, go north about 20 miles. Farm will be on the left.
Hours: Daylight on Saturdays & Sundays
Charming natural gardens and pond; great picnic area.

Open Gardens Committee Chair: Connie Wallace