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TRAILS & GARDENS

APRIL 1-30, 2024

Knoxville’s iconic Dogwood Trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 90 miles in 13 neighborhoods throughout the city. Take a drive, a walk, or a bike ride and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of our region! Dogwood Trails are open annually from April 1-30th, just in time to showcase the beauty of spring in East Tennessee!

 

As the foundation of our organization, our Trails & Gardens program celebrates the vibrancy and beauty of the Historic Dogwood Trails every year thanks to the commitment of the homeowners who live along the trails working tirelessly to prepare their neighborhoods for the spring season. But the program has also expanded to include other initiatives that celebrate the natural beauty of our area, share private gardens in other parts of our city, and ensure that the Dogwood blooms remain plentiful throughout East TN.

History: What began as a neighborhood beautification project in 1955 has blossomed into one of the longest-running nonprofit organizations in our region. Our story began in 1947 when a journalist visited and wrote, “Knoxville is the ugliest city I ever saw in America, with the possible exception of some mill town in New England. Its main street is called Gay Street; this seemed to me to be a misnomer.” Upon reading his account, the Knoxville Garden Club led by Betsy Creekmore, Martha Ashe, and Betsy Goodson decided they would prove him wrong and showcase the natural beauty of the city they loved so much. Thus, the seeds of the very first Dogwood Trail were planted.

Thank you to our Trails & Gardens Sponsors:

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Join us for the official Dogwood Trails Ribbon-Cutting & Community Celebration!

Thursday, April 4th from 5-7:30PM

Talahi Park | 1034 Cherokee Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37919

A community-wide celebration to officially kick-off Dogwood season! Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony with City officials (5PM) followed by live music, food trucks, and several vendors!

BLOOM WATCH

13 TRAILS

90+ MILES

67 YEAR HISTORY

DOGWOOD TRAILS

DA TRAILS

2024 FEATURED TRAILS: 
West Knoxville

Sequoyah Hills

Westmoreland

Deane Hill

West Hills

Farragut

There are Dogwood Trails in all four corners of Knoxville! 

Choose from the list below to start your Springtime Adventure

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2024 Open Gardens & Camera Sites Guide
Want us to mail you a copy? Click HERE.

Check out these additional Open Gardens & Camera Sites (off Dogwood Trails)
Fourth & Gill/Broadway Corridor, Downtown, South, Outside of Knoxville

THE PINK LINE STORY

THE PINK LINE STORY

FOLLOW THE PINK LINES

Pink lines are painted along each Dogwood Trail, directing you through roughly 85 miles of blooming neighborhoods. The City of Knoxville uses roughly 100 gallon of custom-blended paint each year to make sure the Trails stay bright pink throughout the spring season.

"We'll have about three to four days with two crews doing the actual stripping, and another three or four days for the arrows and iconic dogwood bloom," signs and markings supervisor Bryan Gilbert says.

2024 COMMUNITY EVENTS 

*These events are not hosted by Dogwood Arts

Chapman Highway Dogwood Trail Kickoff Celebration
April 6, 2024 | 9AM - 2PM

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CommonPlace Coffee + Community  

6000 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, 37920

 

Food Trucks, Local Artists and Vendors, Music

West Hills Dogwood Trail Celebration
April 6, 2024 | 10AM - 1PM

West Hills  - John Bynon Park       

7624 Sheffield Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909

 

Dogwood tree dedication celebrating the 60th anniversary of the West Hills Community Association in honor of five outstanding neighborhood volunteers. Local artists, food truck, Master Gardener Q&A, and volunteer cleanup along West Hills ParkCome join the fun!

Talahi Plant Sale
April 20, 2024 | 9AM - 2PM

**New Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church      

6500 S. Northshore Dr. Knoxville, 37919

 

Benefitting the Knoxville Garden Club. Native plants dug straight from members’ gardens along with herbs, trees, shrubs, annuals, homemade baked goods, and the ever-popular green elephant sale.

Holston Hills Garden Club Plant Sale
May 4, 2024 | 9AM - 2PM

Holston Hills Community Park Chilhowee & Wyndcroft Dr.

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum Spring Plant Sale
May 4, 2024 | 9AM - 3PM

2649 Boyds Bridge Pike Knoxville, 37914 (Carriage House)

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