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SUMMER FEATURED GARDENS

FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH: 10AM-5PM*

SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH: 10AM-5PM*

  • ANDERSON ESTATE: LAST SHUTTLE TO GARDEN AT 4:15PM

  • SAVAGE GARDEN: LAST ENTRY 4:30PM

  • MARY'S GARDEN: LAST ENTRY 4:30PM

We are honored that these three Knoxville residents have opened their properties to the public as a part of our annual celebration of East Tennessee's natural beauty. Each garden is unique in design and offers a variety of plant material and special features. This event is free though a $5 donation per garden is suggested. Tours are self-guided; although Dogwood Arts staff and volunteers will be on-site for questions.

There is limited parking at each garden, and guests will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. These private properties require extensive walking and are not handicap accessible. Comfortable or hiking shoes are recommended.

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ANDERSON ESTATE

FREE PARKING & SHUTTLE TO GARDEN:

From Sevier Heights Baptist Church 

3140 Maloney Rd, 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.

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SAVAGE GARDEN

BILL DOHM & PATTY COOPER

3237 GARDEN DRIVE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37918

 

Savage Garden was inspired by Arthur Savage’s visit to his native England. Upon his return, he began building stone walls, ponds, arbors, and multiple follies. 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. Early Summer highlights hundreds of blooming hydrangeas, native azaleas, and countless perennials. Savage Garden is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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MARY'S GARDEN

MICHAEL & MARY BATES

513 ALTAMIRA DRIVE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37934

Affectionately named by husband Michael, Mary’s Garden began in 1993 and was set on a level site surrounding their home which included many native dogwoods. Over the years, the garden has grown to include many roses and perennials in the sunny front and side yards. A variety of hydrangeas and woodland plants fill the back gardens. Lilies and roses abound in the summer garden.

 

The hydrangea collection includes both big-leaf (Hydrangea macrophylla, mopheads and lacecaps) and smooth hydrangeas (Hydrangea arborescens) such as ‘Annabelle’. There are several Panicle hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata) which include older varieties such as ‘PeeGee’ and Tardiva along with newer varieties like ‘Limelight’, ‘Quickfire’, ‘Firelight’ and the new compact hydrangea, ‘Bobo’. The explosion of blooms at peak season is glorious!

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.