Lifelong learning is an important part of the mission of the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. We host workshops, lectures and classes for people of all ages throughout the year. We also serve East Tennessee schoolchildren with environmental programs and educational opportunities. Classes and programs explore a broad array of garden-related topics, including wild plants, animals in the garden, health and wellness, sustainability, and garden and floral design.
Arboretum walks take place the last Friday of every month rain, snow or shine unless otherwise noted. Tours will cover approximately 2 miles of ground with some change of elevation and we often find ourselves off the beaten path so come prepared to hike. Photographs and note taking are encouraged. Walks are first-come, first-served, unless specified. All walks meet at the KBGA Visitor Center, unless otherwise specified. Walks are free though donations are always appreciated.