Trails & Gardens



2017 Featured Garden | RAIN DATES

Thanks to Knoxville’s April showers, we will reopen two of our featured gardens this June. On June 3 and 4, we will open GATOP garden, a beautiful 10 acre garden in East Knoxville off Riverside Dr. This is an amazing property which is archived with the Smithsonian Institute and features an extensive sculpture collection. Fountain City’s Savage Gardens will be open the next weekend, June 10 and 11.

2017 Featured Trail | FOUNTAIN CITY

Dogwood Arts celebrates its North Knoxville trails in 2017. The Featured Trail, Historic Fountain City, dates back to 1957, covers 16 miles and boasts over 3200 blooming dogwoods and abundant flowering azaleas as it winds through the neighborhood. At the center of this welcoming community is a 12 acre park with walking trails, the Fountain City Art Center and the iconic Fountain City Lake where residents gather to visit and enjoy nature.

As you explore North Knoxville, visit the Historic North Hills Trail, anchored by its blooming boulevard, along with a charming mix of 1930s Neo-classical,  English Cottage, Bungalow, Craftsman and Italian Renaissance homes.  Further north and in the foothills of the Clinch mountains, the Halls-Timberline neighborhood was designed as a beautiful building site abundant with native Tennessee flowering dogwood trees. As part of our Bazillion Blooms Program, over 100 dogwood trees have been added to this trail in recent years.

Click here for a full list of the 2017 Open Gardens and Camera Sites

Click here for an online version of the 2017 Dogwood Trails & Gardens Guide

The Fountain City Trail is presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel & Crematory




Dogwood Trails Presented by

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🌸 BLOOM WATCH 2017 🌸

Follow along as we track the blooming progress of one singular dogwood bloom near the Fountain City Trail.

Click here to track BLOOM WATCH 2017



Dogwood Trails [click below to view maps]:
Fountain City [East] & Fountain City [West]  [Presented by Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel & Crematory]
North Hills
Halls/ Timberline
Holston Hills [Support provided by Holston Hills Country Club]
Chapman Highway
Lakemoor Hills
Sequoyah Hills  [Support provided by The Trust Company]
Deane Hill [Presented by Food City]
Island Home

Dogwood Trail Descriptions [click below to view PDF]:
Chapman Highway
Deane Hill
Fountain City – East 
Fountain City – West
Holston Hills
Island Home
Sequoyah Hills

Greater Knoxville Trails Map

Committee Chair
Beth Wolfe

Open Garden Committee Chair
Connie Wallace


Dogwood Trail Maps sponsored by




This invitation-only event kicks off the opening of the Dogwood Trails and Open Gardens. This year’s Dogwood Luncheon will be taking place March 31, 2017 at Beaver Brook Country Club with a ribbon-cutting preceding at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel.

Special Thanks to these Fountain City Business Sponsors





Learn about Knoxville’s oldest and most revered trees through Trees Knoxville.