Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Winter Featured Garden: Day 2

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Dogwood Arts Winter Featured Garden will take place Saturday, March 14th (10AM-5PM) & Sunday, March 15th (12PM-5PM).

We are honored that the owners of Savage Garden have opened their property to the public as a part of our annual celebration of East Tennessee’s natural beauty. Tours are self-guided; although Dogwood Arts staff & volunteers will be on-site for questions.

This event is free though a $5 donation is suggested. Donations allow us to maintain and expand the Dogwood Trails & Gardens Program, which will be celebrating 65 years in 2020.

Savage Garden
3237 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918

Savage Garden was inspired by Arthur Savage’s visit to his native England. He then began building stone walls, ponds, arbors, and multiple follies. Savage became known as “the father of rock gardening in Knoxville.” The garden is quirky and eclectic, combining multiple themes. Although the main arbors and pagoda reflect a Japanese influence, the latter is topped with a “Dutch Girl” weather vane and there are two “Irish” water towers. After many years of extensive restoration, including rebuilding stone walls and borders, constructing faithful copies of the original arbors and gates, and planting thousands of trees, shrubs, and perennials, Savage Garden is once again the kind of magical place envisioned by Arthur Savage.

Winter reveals the extensive bones, or structures, of Savage Garden and features thousands of snowdrops, daffodils, wood hyacinths, and other flowering bulbs. Savage Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Please note that this garden requires uphill walking on dirt and stone; comfortable 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.


March 15
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Dogwood Arts


Savage Garden
3237 Garden Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
+ Google Map