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DOGWOOD TRAILS (WEST)
WEST HILLS, SEQUOYAH HILLS, WESTMORELAND, DEANE HILL, AND FARRAGUT

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

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WEST HILLS

8 Miles | Established in 2022 | Trail Begins at 100 Wesley Rd. 37919

Dogwood Arts is excited to announce the addition of the first New Dogwood Trail to be added to the Historic Dogwood Trails & Gardens program in more than 20 years. The beauty of the West Hills neighborhood will be on full display during Knoxville’s favorite springtime celebration - with over 8 miles of blooming landscapes for the public to enjoy adding to more than 85 miles along the 12 other Dogwood Trails - all open April 1-30, 2022. 

 

While the West Hills Dogwood Trail was officially established in 2022, creating a Dogwood Trail requires years of preparation by homeowners and community organizers. Dogwood Arts recognizes the early efforts of the West Hills Garden Club and Beautification Committee, along with the foresight of original homeowners who planted dogwoods, maintained gorgeous yards, and nurtured blooming gardens throughout the 60+ years of West Hills’ history. The West Hills Community Association has worked tirelessly to be recognized as an official Dogwood Trail since 2016 - following rigorous guidelines regarding community involvement and exceeding the expectations of the Dogwood Trails & Gardens Committee to make this dream a reality.

 

Originally developed in the 1950s, West Hills was the city’s first major post-World War II subdivision and the first to consist primarily of modern ranch-style houses.  In the late 1940’s, the demand for new houses spiked, and vacant lots in Knoxville's older, pre-war neighborhoods quickly filled up. To meet the rising housing demand, developer Morgan Schubert purchased the Walker, Kirby, Hickey, and Van Osdale farms, and established the West Hills subdivision (the name "West Hills" was likely coined by Schubert). Knoxville's 1954 Parade of Homes featured new houses on Stockton Drive in West Hills, attracting many of the neighborhood's earliest residents.

While West Knoxville experienced a boom in commercial development in the 1960s and 1970s, West Hills managed to retain its residential character. This was due in large part to its neighborhood advocacy group which later became known as the West Hills Community Association (WHCA). In 1972, this group worked with Knoxville's Metropolitan Planning Commission to create the West Hills Plan, which provided a development model subsequently adopted for all Knoxville neighborhoods. The West Hills Dogwood Trail was established in 2022 and recognizes the efforts of so many of our neighbors along with the foresight of original homeowners, garden club members, and those throughout the 60+ years of West Hills’ history.

TRAIL SPONSORED BY:

Daniel Park, Realtor®,

Realty Executives Associates. 

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SEQUOYAH HILLS

6.5 Miles | Established in 1955 | Trail begins at 415 Cherokee Blvd (37919)

Knoxville’s first dogwood trail was established in Sequoyah Hills in 1955 and includes some of the city’s most beautiful scenic landscapes. The trail begins on Cherokee Boulevard, which was named for the Native American tribal lands that became Knoxville.  Many of the streets throughout the neighborhood have names inspired by the prehistoric, Woodlands-era culture, such as Iskagna, Agawela, Keowee, Taliluna, and Tugaloo and a 1,000-year-old earthen mound rises in the median of Cherokee Boulevard.

 

Between 1927 and 1929 several landscape features were built, including gateposts at either end of Cherokee Blvd, two fountains (Sunshine Fountain & Panther Fountain), stone benches, and Papoose Park. Cherokee motifs decorate these features, suggesting inspiration from both Cherokee folklore and the Art Deco movement. These early improvements endured as a hallmark of the area and are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   In the springtime, the neighborhood rolls out the pink carpet with abundant flowering dogwoods, spectacular landscapes, and a line of ancient cherry trees along the boulevard which is a popular trail for walkers and runners.

OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES

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  • Mr. & Mrs. James Taulbee

    • Open Garden

    • 2141 Cherokee Boulevard, 37919

  • Talahi Fountain

    • Open Garden & Camera Site

    • 1034 Cherokee Boulevard, 37919

    • Hours: Daylight

  • Historic Westwood

    • Open Garden

    • 3425 Kingston Pike, 37919  

    • Newly planted perennial gardens welcome guests to the grounds of this majestic c. 1890’s Queen Anne-style home. Built for Adelia Lutz, a prominent local artist who was especially fond of flowers as subject matter for her work. The gardens are a tribute to her love of nature.

TRAIL SPONSORED BY:

Zach Sale, Realtor®,

Realty Executives Associates. 

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WESTMORELAND

10 Miles | Established in 1957 | Trail begins at 4501 Lyons View Pike (37919)

OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES

  • Mike & Dena Morton 

    • Camera Site 

    • 6416 Sherwood Drive, 37919

    • European-inspired garden filled with boxwoods, hydrangeas, climbing roses and espalier fruit trees which reinforce the beautiful french country architecture.

The grandeur of the Westmoreland Dogwood Trail, established in 1957, attracts many to its quiet wooded lanes. This historic neighborhood dates back to the early 1920’s when property owners built the ‘Waterwheel’ to provide electricity and water to its residents. The Tudor Revival Style Waterwheel and Gatepost, designed by Charles Barber, are on the National Historic Register and provide a beautiful welcome to this charming neighborhood. The trail showcases over 10 miles of gorgeous blooming landscapes and estate properties.

TRAIL SPONSORED BY:

Alexis Guindi, Realtor®,

Realty Executives Associates. 

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DEANE HILL

2.6 Miles | Established in 1978 | Trail Begins at 101 Golfclub Drive (37919)

The Deane Hill Community is named after Thomas Jellis Deane who owned the Appalachian Marble Co.  In 1928, Deane built a 16 room house on 192 acres of farmland where the neighborhood stands today. The area later became Deane Hill Country Club and was home to a beautiful golf course with rolling hills. Today, Deane Hill is a mid-century modern neighborhood with most of the classic ranchers and split level homes dating to the 50’s & 60’s.  The neighborhood has large well-kept lots with beautiful mature trees boasting gorgeous springtime blooms.

TRAIL SPONSORED BY:

Pam Owen, Realtor®,

Realty Executives Associates. 

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FARRAGUT

7.9 Miles | Established in 2000 | Trail Begins at 12251 S Fox Den Drive 37934

Follow the pink lines beginning at the entrance to the Fox Den community to experience the beauty of the Farragut Dogwood trail. Established in 2001, the trail wanders thru three distinct neighborhoods covering 7.9 miles of impeccably maintained properties. Most of the homes in Fox Den were built in the 70s and 80s and are surrounded by mature trees with beautiful landscapes. The path begins near Willow Creek Golf Course and the entrance to Fox Den subdivision, deep in the heart of Farragut. Continuing to Country Manor subdivision, you’ll see newer construction highlighted by beautiful dogwoods, in addition to other flowering trees that provide shade and character to the scenery. In the Village Green subdivision, the trail is transformed into an historic experience. Modeled after Colonial Williamsburg, the neighborhood features carefully maintained landscapes surrounding homes with classic American features. 

OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES

  • Michael & Mary Bates

    • Open Rose Garden

    • 513 Altamira Drive, 37934

    • This spring woodland garden originated 25-years ago with plants acquired from the owners’ mother and grandmother. Pink and white dogwoods mingle with azaleas, spring bulbs, and perennials.

  • John & Pam Garrity

    • Open Garden

    • 532 Altamira Drive, 37934

    • Hillside perennial garden with lovely walking paths nestled among beautiful mature trees and colorful azaleas, hydrangeas, red tip photinias, blue bells and primrose.

  • Becky Howard

    • Open Garden

    • 12420 Hound Ears Pt., 37934

    • The front garden is a showcase of over 1,200 spring-blooming tulips. Rear garden features a wide variety of perennials, hydrangeas, dogwoods, azaleas and many unique garden features.

    • Note: Steep slope; street parking only.

  • Russ & Stacey Walters

    • Camera Site

    • 124 Champions Point, 37934

    • Large water garden with koi and goldfish bordering the fifth hole of Fox Den’s golf course. Pond features two waterfalls and is surrounded by blooming dogwoods and azaleas.

PUBLIC GARDENS

  • Founders Park at Campbell Station

    • Open Garden

    • 405 N Campbell Station Road, 37934

    • Hours: Daylight

    • A beautiful 17-acre park offering extensive walking trails.

  • Farragut Town Hall – Farragut Memorial Plaza

    • Open Garden

    • 11408 Municipal Center Drive, 37934

    • Hours: Daylight

    • A Civil War Trails Historical Marker commemorates the Battle of Campbell Station fought in 1863. The Farragut Memorial Plaza features a life-sized bronze statue of Admiral Farragut and Civil War era cannons on loan from the U.S. Naval Yard honor his life.

 

 OPEN ROSE GARDENS

  • Stroll through open rose gardens presented by members of the Tennessee Rose Society.  Open weekends of May 6-8 and May 13-15 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

  • 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.

  • Kathy Brennan

    • Open Rose Garden

    • 706 Landing Lane, 37934

    • Brenrose Garden is a secret rose garden with companion plants; enter a backyard oasis thru the arch covered with ‘Iceburg’ roses and clematis.

TRAIL SPONSORED BY:

Jessica Self, Realtor®,

Realty Executives Associates. 

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