Easter Sunrise Service

The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum’s Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 7a.m. until 8a.m, in the Gardens’ LeConte Meadow at 2743 Wimpole Avenue, rain or shine.

The entire Knoxville community and all churches are invited to attend this ecumenical service.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Refreshments will be provided after the service.

For more information, call 865-862-8717 or email

Story Thyme in the Garden

Grow with us!  Pre-school age children are invited to join us for Story Thyme in the Garden at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday from April through October.  Every week we’ll learn a new topic as we explore the garden, read a story, and do a fun craft.  To learn more, visit

Hats in Bloom

It may be winter now, but spring will be here soon! Start planning now to attend Hats in Bloom … an annual benefit for the Knoxville Botanical Garden on Friday, April 13, 2018 in the Dogwood Center and surrounding gardens at The Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum.

Join us for one of Knoxville’s most beautiful and fun events! Sip champagne mimosas and enjoy a delicious lunch in a beautiful setting. Wearing a hat is not required, but wear it if you have one!

Hats in Bloom features talented milliner Patricia Frankum. Try on and choose from her fabulous selection of designer hats. All proceeds from the event support the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum, an amazing historic public garden located east of downtown Knoxville. Get more information and buy your tickets today!

Spring Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for our 7th Annual Spring Plant Sale May 4-5! We’ll be at the Historic Mule Barn in the Center for Urban Agriculture with a wide variety of plants to choose from, including hydrangeas, native perennials, annuals, shade plants, and herbs & vegetables!

On Friday, May 4th, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Members and Donors can come out for a first choice of this year’s offerings! On Saturday, May 5th, everyone is welcome from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details… Don’t Miss This Sale!

Summer Solstice Dinner

Mark your calendars for the Sixth Annual Summer Solstice Dinner the evening of Friday, June 22! The dinner will feature local food, local brews, and local friends! Enjoy a night under the stars and a delicious meal made from fresh ingredients from the KBGA Center for Urban Agriculture.

More information about tickets, donations, sponsorship, and volunteering is coming soon!

Summer Camp

Fun in the Sun … and the Soil! Calling all young gardeners and adventures ages 6-12! It’s time to register for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum’s summer camp! Join us for fun in the garden and exploration of the vast KBGA grounds. Join us July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 9am-3pm.

You child is sure to gain a bountiful harvest of knowledge and enthusiasm for the great outdoors! Join us and see what fun lies ahead! Happy Gardening!

More information and registration will be coming soon!




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