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The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (KBGA) is a 47-acre public garden steeped in over 200 years of horticultural history, located just five minutes from downtown Knoxville. Thanks to our members and supporters, we are able to offer these beautiful grounds to the public for free, open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk.

The Garden is a magical place featuring walking trails, display gardens, unique and historic horticulture and over two miles of distinctive stone walls and timeless buildings. We want your visit at KBGA to be an enjoyable one. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have

Please assist us in protecting and promoting these wonderful gardens. View our Garden Etiquette guidelines for more information.

HOURS

Gardens open daily, from dawn until dusk.
Visitor Center and Offices: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

ADMISSION

Admission is free! Donations are always appreciated. Please visit our Donations page to learn about making a donation.

CONTACT

Phone: 865-862-8717
E-mail: Info@knoxgarden.org

To contact specific staff members, please visit our Staff page.

LOCATION

Visitor Center located at:
2743 Wimpole Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914

Welcome Center located at:
2817 Boyds Bridge Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914

The Center for Urban Agriculture and ECO Garden is located at:
2649 Boyds Bridge Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914

Until future notice, visitors should come to the Visitor Center location. At this time, the Welcome Center is being used as an event space and not to greet visitors. 

GUIDED TOURS

KBGA has 47 acres of gardens to explore. View our Garden Maps to help direct your self-guided tour. Group tours are available by request. We ask that visitors please call ahead to request a group tour. Tours are generally given with prior reservation, on weekdays and to groups of 10 or more.

For information on tours for school groups or other youth field trips, please visit the ECO Garden page.

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES & CLASSES

Lifelong learning is an important value here at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. We offer workshops, lectures and classes for people of all ages throughout the year. Our programs cover a broad variety of topics such as vegetable gardening, plant maintenance, landscape design, sustainability, health and wellness and the arts. Please visit our Workshops, Lectures & Classes page for more information. You can also view our upcoming programs by visiting the Events Calendar.

SPECIAL EVENTS

KBGA hosts a variety of special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Visit our Events page and Events Calendar to learn about upcoming events. If you are interested in renting the garden for a wedding or special event of your own, please visit our Weddings and Special Events pages.

COMMUNITY GARDENS AT THE CENTER FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE

The Center for Urban Agriculture (CUA) is a 10-acre facility consisting of five garden areas that enables gardeners of all experience levels to grow food for themselves and others. Please contact the CUA at 865-862-8717 or cua@knoxgarden.org to learn about how you can start a produce garden of your own.

MEMBERSHIP

Our members play a huge part in keeping KBGA open free to the public 365 days a year. Our members receive numerous benefits at KBGA and over 300 botanical gardens throughout the country. We offer memberships starting at just $25 a year. Please visit our Membership page for more information and to join online.

PHOTOGRAPHY

If you are a professional photographer receiving compensation for your services, you must join as a Photographer Member or pay for an hourly photography pass. View our Photography Policy for further information. Please visit our Membership page to join, or contact our office to arrange an hourly photography pass. If you are solely taking photos for your personal, unpublished use, you are welcome to do so free of charge. Please consider making a donation at one of our on-site donation boxes or on our Donations page to support us in maintaining the grounds and keeping them open and free to the public 365 days a year.

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