2015 Featured Gardens

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 12:00-5:00pm

Dogwood Arts is honored that the owners of these private gardens are opening their magnificent gardens to share with the public for this one weekend in April. Each one is unique in design and offers a variety of plant materials and special features. We hope you enjoy a private tour of these gardens as we celebrate another blooming spring and the region’s natural and cultural beauty.

[1] Dr. Alan SolomonDr. Alan Solomon

2705 Riverside Drive, Knoxville 37914
Included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens, GATOP [God’s Answer To Our Prayers] features many hundreds of botanical specimens such as coniferous and deciduous trees, extensive collections of wildflowers, perennials, groundcovers. Among waterfalls and meandering streams you will find many rare specimens of trees in addition to some native plantings. Complimenting this beautiful garden are stainless-steel, iron, bronze and stone sculptures. Newer sections of GATOP feature conifer collections, blooming dry creek beds and a sculpture garden composed of large marble outcroppings.

[2] Eddie Mannis

3835 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 37919
These gardeEddie Mannis_Featured Gardenns are inspired by the original Gustav Stickley designed Arts and Crafts home – circa 1925. The large Veranda introduces breath-taking vistas set against a backdrop of Red and White Oak trees that are over a century old. At the bottom of the terraced gardens is an Arts and Crafts fireplace similar to the original Stickley design that is found inside the home. The hidden grassy alcove is surrounded with blossoming hydrangeas and rare Danae racemosa. The path that circles the entire garden meanders by the original stone pond and stacked stone bench. The abundant color transforms these gardens into an every changing panorama of splendor.

[3] Tom Boyd & Sandi Burdick

7305 John Norton Road, Knoxville, 37920Sandi Burdick_Tom Boyd Featured Garden
This large property has a naturally occurring creek that runs through it which has been transformed into several large ponds, waterfalls and fountains. The owners are outdoor enthusiasts and their love of creating gardens is evident in several outdoor spaces brimming with unusual plants, interesting walkways and beautiful vistas. Their waterfall garden was featured in Fine Gardening Magazine including the cover photo.

[4] Lane Hays

2925 Keller Bend Road, Knoxville, 37922
Set on the banLane Hays Gardenks of Fort Loudon Lake, the Hays Gardens were begun in 1992 with the construction of a pond and waterfall within the old marble quarry located on the property. More woods were cleared in 2013 to start additional woodland gardens and another waterfall cascading over massive marble formations. A fenced cottage garden features perennials, roses, shrubs and annuals. Around Mother’s Day the fragrance of old fashioned and hybrid teas fill the Rose Garden created in 1996. A Moon Garden faces the west and allows the white flowers to catch the light of the moon over the lake.


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