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2023 WINTER FEATURED GARDENS

FRIDAY, MARCH 17: 10AM-4PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH: 10AM-4PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH12-4PM

We are honored that these two 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. No tickets are required.

These gardens require walking on uneven paths and are not handicap accessible; comfortable or hiking shoes are recommended. Since these are private residences, there is limited on-site parking; guests will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please leave your furry friends at home — these private properties have narrow pathways and some have their own personal pets. Service animals only.

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. 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.

DR. JIMMY MILAN

DR. JIMMY MILAN

5205 GREEN VALLEY DRIVE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37914

Inspired by Dr. Milan’s trips to Great Britain and Ireland, the garden provides a respite for guests with its stone walkways, boxwood hedges, lush foliage of hostas and ferns beneath the dogwood trees, and an outdoor room for entertaining.

SPRING FEATURED GARDENS

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH: 10AM-5PM

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 16TH12-4PM

 

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 NINE spectacular properties: GATOP, the Gardens of 4th & Gill (4 properties), and the Gardens of North Hills (3 properties). 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. No tickets are 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.