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SPRING FEATURED GARDENS

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH: 10AM-5PM

    • Last entry at 4PM

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 21st12-4PM

    • Last entry at 3PM

 

We are honored that these Knoxville residents have opened their properties to the public as a part of our annual celebration of East Tennessee's natural beauty! Our Spring Featured Gardens event features GATOP and Anderson EstateEach 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. No tickets or pre-registration is required.

There is limited parking at each garden, and guests will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Comfortable or hiking shoes are recommended. 

No pets allowed (these are private residences, and several residents have pets of their own that we do not want to disturb - thank you for your understanding!)

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GATOP

(GOD'S ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS)

DR. ALAN SOLOMON

2634 DELROSE DRIVE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37914

**NOTE: The entrance to GATOP has changed from years past! Please use the updated address above for your GPS and do not attempt to enter the garden on Riverside Drive.

 

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. One of Knoxville’s most lovely properties, we are grateful to Dr. Solomon for sharing this garden treasure with our community.

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Anderson Estate

NOTE: There is no public parking on the property — there is a free shuttle to and from the garden that will pick up every 10-15 minutes at Sevier Heights Baptist Church.

 

Shuttle parking is at 3140 Maloney Road, Knoxville, TN 37920. (Rear Parking Lot) 


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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THE HOPKINS COTTAGE GARDEN

DENNIS AND LINDA HOPKINS

1708 PHEASANT RIDGE TRAIL

KNOXVILLE, TN 37922
 

A labor of love cultivated over 35 years. This enchanting space features a lovely gazebo,cozy outdoor fireplace, arbors, bridges, stone terraces,a shaded pergola and winding stone paths that beckon you to explore. Inspired by a lifelong passion for gardening that began in Indiana, this Tennessee haven offers an extended growing season and a true gardener’s paradise.

OPEN ROSE GARDENS

  • SATURDAY, MAY 11TH: 10AM-6PM

  • SUNDAY, MAY 12TH: 10AM-6PM

  • SATURDAY, MAY 18TH: 10AM-6PM

  • SUNDAY, MAY 19TH: 10AM-6PM

No tickets or pre-registration required

 

Stroll through open rose gardens presented by members of the Tennessee Rose Society. This event is free to attend and tours are self-guided. You are invited to get out of the car and walk around each property.

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MICHAEL & MARY BATES

513 Altamira Drive

Knoxville, TN 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.

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KATHY BRENNAN

706 Landing Lane

Knoxville, TN 37934

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

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. 

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