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Lovely Gardens!

We found the UT Gardens to be well tended with a wide variety of plants. On the weekend, parking... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Greensboro, North Carolina
Very nice

Well kept and easy access, it's, a nice place to take a walk and it's pet friendly. Keep up the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
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The UT Gardens function as an outdoor laboratory to evaluate the performance and landscape use of every type of plant, from trees and shrubs to annuals and perennials. The gardens feature a children's garden, formal rose garden, a sustainable...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2518 Jacob Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996-0001
+1 865-974-8265
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We found the UT Gardens to be well tended with a wide variety of plants. On the weekend, parking was plentiful and easily accessible. The only drawback was the mosquitoes in the wetland area. You might want to bring some insect repellent.

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Well kept and easy access, it's, a nice place to take a walk and it's pet friendly. Keep up the great work UT.

1  Thank corpspower
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Very beautiful, lots of trails/pathways, peaceful and serene. Themed Gardens i.e. Japanese, Rose Garden, Children's Garden, Herb Garden, Labyrinth and more!. Great place for weddings as well. Ever changing and updated.

1  Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

My wife and I toured these grounds in July and honestly wasn't impressed. I have a plant material background and was hoping to see more native trees, shrubs and plants. Parking was not easy, some interns were weeding, and other working but the grounds just...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Gardens of natural species to the area welcome you for an evening meal or welcome distraction from a busy day.

1  Thank ClassroomDoctor
Reviewed 16 May 2018

After walking from downtown and following Google map directions that took me by the sewage treatment plant and along railroad tracks, I finally found the UT Gardens and was slightly disappointed to see that it wasn't as lush as anticipated. Still, it was in a...More

2  Thank sstmango
Reviewed 24 April 2018

free, easy to get around. I liked Knoxville gardens better, they have lots of dogwood tree that bloom in April

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a beautiful place to take a leisurely walk. It's very peaceful, and has plenty of pleasures for the eye if your a plant lover.

1  Thank AlvildaL
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My garden club fan spouse loved our visit. Although the weather was a bit brisk there were still a nice selection of plants and trees for viewing. A very well maintained property. Our pup enjoyed the stroll on her leash with bag in hand for...More

3  Thank Lawrence J
Reviewed 4 March 2018

UT Gardens is one of our favorite places in Knoxville to spend an hour or two. No matter the season, there is always something to see that will please the eye and that will be educational. The Kitchen Garden shows you what can be grown...More

2  Thank Grady T
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18 March 2018|
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Response from Doug S | Reviewed this property |
You could park in the Wal-Mart/Publix parking garage and walk. It is about three blocks to the Gardens from there. Likely the safest bet for during the week.
18 April 2017|
Response from hollydahlia | Property representative |
Hello, Our garden is admission free for everyone. You are welcome to visit 7 days a week from dawn until dusk. We do offer pre-scheduled tours for a fee of $5 per person. Please email Derrick Stowell at dstowell@utk.edu... More
5 October 2016|
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Response from 4knots | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much all the time. Exceptions would be when there are special events, e.g., when someone rents it.