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Marvelous hidden gem in East Knoxville. Our winter walk on a recent Sunday afternoon was a pleasant tour of the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. Be sure to walk through the Bamboo forest. Keep an eye out for the spring ephemerals that are starting to show themselves...More
There for a big tent charity function but lots of time to wander before ceremonies. Glad to have discovered this home-town treasure. It is designed with clever or cute (but not TOO cute) touches. Well cared for and accommodating.
Very unfriendly and rude. We stoped by the gardens right after getting to down on a Saturday. Didn't know they have the worst hours-mon to fri 9-5- (I guess if you work or are visiting over a weekend don't think about doing). But the visitor...More
After all the glowing reviews we were very excited to see the gardens. After a 2 1/2 hour drive we arrived for a total disappointment. Granted it was August but gee whiz the place was a mess. There were a few shrubs that grabbed my...More
A peaceful haven outside the downtown of Knoxville. This 47 acre lot may be best in early spring, but still offered enjoyment in August. I recommend you find the parking lot and grab a trail map. We didn’t see the parking lots, but a few...More
Not a bad place to visit, especially since it's free. Some of the gardens are pretty well kept, but most of them are just left up to nature- I for one can appreciate that. I plan to visit again soon, it was very peaceful.
From what I read of some of the reviews, I think some folks think this is Disneyland or a very pristine set of gardens. It is neither. When we visited in April, it was gorgeous. Lot of flowers, and the place was well groomed. The...More