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FEATURED GARDENS

SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH: 10AM-5PM

SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH: 12PM-5PM

 

Select properties with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for one weekend only. 

 

*MASKS REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED

$5 Suggested donation per garden

ANDERSON ESTATE

(FRED & SANDRA ANDERSON)

2723 SMALLWOOD DRIVE 

KNOXVILLE, TN 37920

Set on a hilltop overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains, Anderson Estate is a plant collectors garden. This young, but ever expanding garden, features an extensive hosta collection with over 500 varieties and also includes a wide assortment of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, conifers and a native plant display garden.  The kitchen garden with 11 raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and berries is home to an apiary. The property also includes a cemetery from the 1800’s, an Enchanted Forest, and a professionally landscaped frog haven with a bubbling brook and waterfall.

CARPOOLING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

GATOP

(GOD'S ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS)

DR. ALAN SOLOMON

2541 RIVERSIDE DRIVE

KNOXVILLE, TN 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 marble loaded wagon pulled by two mules is manned by bearded twin brothers, Homer (1) and Homer (2) and adjacent to the wagon repair and blacksmith shop. The site features one of Knoxville’s oldest marble quarries.

Please note that several of the gardens require extensive walking; comfortable or hiking shoes recommended. Although this event is outdoors, masks will be REQUIRED at all times per the property owner’s request. The gardens are privately owned and guests who cannot comply with this request will be asked to leave.

 

Dogwood Arts is committed to the health and wellness of our community. In an effort to keep our staff, attendees, and volunteers safe, we have implemented new guidelines for all upcoming events and programs.

  • Do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Masks are required for all patrons over the age of 6 and must remain on throughout the duration of your time at the event (including outdoor events). If you are unable to comply with this request, you will be asked to leave. Dogwood Arts staff and volunteers will always have masks on.

  • Hand washing/sanitizing stations will be available

  • Attendees must maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from others not in their party

Please follow CDC/Health Department recommendations as you decide whether to participate in events. As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you check back here for updates

VIRTUAL GARDEN TOURS: 

PRODUCED BY POP FIZZ BRAND PRODUCTIONS

Since many people weren't able to travel to Knoxville last spring, we partnered with Pop Fizz Brand Productions to bring our Gardens to YOU! The videos below are intimate looks into two Open Gardens along the Historic Dogwood Trails in Knoxville, TN. Specially selected by the Open Gardens Committee, these exceptional gardens are works of art to be shown off during the peak blooming season in April.

LAKEMOOR HILLS DOGWOOD TRAIL

This Open Garden has sweeping views of the Tennessee River and was lovingly cultivated by longtime Dogwood Arts Volunteers and Trails Committee Members Ann & Dick Graf.

FARRAGUT DOGWOOD TRAIL

Enjoy this intimate look at the magnificent woodland garden that owners Michael & Mary Bates have been cultivating for over 25 years.