What’s Happening at the Gardens?

The best way to keep up to date about what’s going on at the Gardens is by following our social media. If you’re not on social media, you can check out some of our most recent posts below!

4 weeks ago

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

We have now finished the first year install of our cut flower garden. Tucked into a small corner of our historic visitor center, the garden was originally designed with a “quilt” theme of patch-like color blocks. It is meant to both showcase floral specimens as well as produce flowers for use in bouquets. This year's planting includes Bells of Ireland, ‘Marie Chaubad’ dianthus, giant zinnia, ‘Hopi Red’ amaranth, ‘Durango’ marigold, and seven varieties of sunflower.

While scaled back a bit this year—in order to leave working room for the upcoming repairs on our greenhouse—as well as being planted late, we should be getting some lovely blooms through the late summer and fall. The cut flowers will be used on site as well as donated to @randomactsofflowers. In the winter and next spring, we will be installing more permanent beds here. We are all looking forward to the color and beauty in this plot for years to come! @ Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum
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We made the decision a while back and completely forgot to post! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be cancelling our Knoxville Botanical Brewbilee event for the year. Looking forward to gathering with you all again! Keep your eyes peeled for next year's event. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

Something really exciting! With educational programming suspended due to COVID-19, we made the decision to dedicate our youth education garden to the growing of food for local pantries and hunger relief. We're off to a great start with almost 200 pounds of food grown and donated in July alone; mostly onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and a bumper crop of figs! We didn't really have time to scale up our summer planting, but we're really excited about the fall!

This transition toward production has in large part been made possible by an award we received from the @usbotanicgarden and @americanpublicgardens, through their Urban Agriculture Resilience Program. It’s truly an honor to have received this award! Click the link in our bio for more info! @ Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum
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There are still a few spots open in our Miniature Zen Garden workshop next Saturday, July 18th, facilitated by Cotton & Moss. We have decided to host this event in person at the Gardens, and we are taking safety very seriously. Face masks will be required and tables will be spaced far apart to allow for social distancing.

Register today for a little extra calm in your life.
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