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OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES

OFF DOGWOOD TRAILS

Knoxville’s iconic dogwood trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. Take a drive, a walk, or a bike ride and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of our region! Follow the pink lines that are painted along the trail and let them guide you through spectacular Open Gardens and breathtaking Camera Sites in each neighborhood!

Open Garden = get out of the car and enjoy a stroll through the garden

Camera Site = photos only, please do not enter the property

FOURTH & GILL/

BROADWAY CORRIDOR

OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES

 

  • Nancy Fitzpatrick 

    • Open Garden (Front Yard Only)

    • 934 Luttrell St, 37917 

  • Robert & Melynda Whetsel 

    • Open Garden 

    • 1015 Luttrell Street, 37917 

    • The gardens are designed with  an artist’s eye, a nod to the  historical and the iconic English Walled Garden

  • Gordon Coker & Gabrielle Boudreaux

    • Open Garden

    • 1000 Eleanor St.,  37917

  • Kimberly Lukacz

    • Open Garden 

    • 605 Creswell Ave, 37917

  • Celia Lawren

    • Open Garden

    • 922 Gratz St.

  • Central United Methodist Church

    • 201 3rd Ave, 37917

    • Camera Site 

    • Est. 1926, Greek Revival Architecture 

  • Old Gray Cemetery and Arboretum  

    • Open Garden 

    • 543 N. Broadway, 37917 

    • Hours: Daylight 

    • Level one arboretum. Extremely large  Red Oak Tree – perhaps largest remaining tree in downtown. Arbor Tree Guide at www.oldgraycemetery.org 

  • Rose Mortuary  

    • 1421 N. Broadway, 37917 

    • Meditation garden 

  • Stevens Mortuary Garden  

    • 1304 Oglewood Avenue, 37917 

  • Jeff & Karen Wilkinson  

    • Open Garden 

    • 1515 Fremont Place, 37917 

  • Greg & Jessyca Williams  

    • Open Garden 

    • 1200 Kenyon Street, 37917 &  
      1512 Fremont Place, 37917 
       

SOUTH

OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES

 

  • Tommy Ballard / Heaven Scent Gardens 

    • Open Garden 

    • 2301 Goff Road, 37920 

    • Open: Daylight hours April - May Come walk thru the gardens, visit and enjoy over 350 varieties of tall, bearded iris. 

  • Berry Funeral Home  

    • Camera Site

    • 3704 Chapman Hwy, 37920

DOWNTOWN

OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES

  • Charles E. Krutch Park & Krutch Park Extension 

    • Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue,  37902 

    • Hours: Daylight 

    • The primary venue for Dogwood Arts’ large scale outdoor sculpture exhibit, Art in Public Places

  • First Presbyterian Church (est. 1792) Historic Cemetery 

    • 620 State Street, 37902 

    • Garden features White Redbud &  County Champion Hackberry. 

  • Church Street United Methodist  Church (est. 1931) 

    • 900 Henley Street, 37902 

    • Open daily: Mon. - Sat. 10 AM - 7 PM & Sun. 1 - 7 PM 

    • Enjoy the gorgeous courtyard and breezeway gardens at our historic church. Almost 50 dogwoods surround the church campus.

  • Ivan Racheff House & Gardens

    • 1943 Tennessee Avenue, 37921 

    • Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9 AM - 3 PM  

    • Mature gardens and water features. Due to Covid, we will not be providing hostesses or restroom facilities; the tea house will be closed.

  • 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 varieties of ornamental trees & shrubs. Children’s garden with a treehouse and fun features for nature discovery. Summer children’s programs also available. 
       

OUTSIDE OF KNOXVILLE

OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES

 

  • UT Arboretum-Oak Ridge

    • Located alongside Route 62;  901 South Illinois Road 

    • Open daily, 10 AM – 5 PM 

    • 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.