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Spring Featured Gardens: Day 2

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Dogwood Arts Spring Featured Gardens will take place Saturday, April 18th (10AM-5PM) & Sunday, April 19th (12PM-5PM). Join us to experience these magnificent gardens as we celebrate another blooming spring in East Tennessee. Tours are self-guided; although Dogwood Arts staff will be on-site for questions. Each garden is unique in design and offers a variety of plant material and special features.

This event is free though a $5 donation is suggested. Donations allow us to maintain and expand the Dogwood Trails & Gardens Program. Donations can be made on-site.

GATOP (God’s Answer to Our Prayers)

Dr. 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 conifers and hollies, extensive displays of wildflowers, perennials, and ground covers, as well as numerous water features and large marble outcroppings. Complimenting this unusual garden are stainless-steel, iron, bronze, and stone sculptures. The site features one of Knoxville’s oldest marble quarries.

Anderson Estate

2723 Smallwood Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37920

Anderson Estate is a plant collectors garden set on a hilltop overlooking the Smoky Mountains. You will experience a Hosta display garden with over 500 varieties, over 400 Azaleas with about 200 varieties, Camellias, Conifers, Rhododendrons, a collection of tropical plants and a ½ acre native plant display garden. Most plants will be displaying a botanical grade label identifying each plant. There is a food section with 11 raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, berries and four colonies of bees. An historical cemetery from the 1800’s is on the property with grave markers and history plaque. There is also a picnic area in the woods that is set on a moss garden. The area behind the house is the only area that has been professionally landscaped but many years ago. A water feature with a bubbling rock and waterfalls adorn this frog haven with appropriate water plants. Being Beekeepers, there is an emphasis on plants that attract pollinators. This garden is still relatively young and but expanding all the time.


Lewis Garden
Drs. Gloria Lewis and Russ Langdon
3600 Maloney Rd. 37920

A Little Japanese Inspiration: From a tiny pond to an exciting Koi Pond this garden has evolved with a Japanese Flavor to a soothing retreat. There are a number of varieties of Japanese maples, a stream, a waterlily pond, and many evergreens. The Japanese influenced garden opens to a vista of Azaleas, Iris and the Tennessee River. A companion Tennessee wildflower garden bursts with blooms in the Spring with many varieties of Heuchera, Trillium, Columbine, Arisaema, Hosta and others.


Please note that several of the gardens require extensive walking; comfortable or hiking shoes recommended. For accessibility questions, please call (865) 637-4561.

Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For more information, visit www.dogwoodarts.com or call (865) 637-4561.


April 19
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dogwood Arts