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UT Gardens, Knoxville

4.7
#5 of 21 in Parks in Knoxville
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The UT Gardens are a "living laboratory," a vital

resource for the teaching, research, and public service missions of the University of Tennessee.

Pack a lunch, bring some friends, and come check out the array of plants we are growing in the garden!

If you're at UT, just cross the Joe Johnson bridge over to the Agriculture Campus and take the first left after the red light! Parking is free for students.

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  • The blooming flowers were lovely! So much time taken to make it so desirable to walk around and enjoy. I gave it a four stars because it is not accessible in the entire garden for walkers or...  more »
  • My aunt just retired as the director of UT Gardens and helped start it. The gardens before she and her constituents came along was nothing more than swamp woods and trial gardens. Look at it today...  more »
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  • Nice Gardens. Always in a state of becoming. As I suppose a University Garden should be. Even so a great place to stroll, gather ideas for landscaping. And just meander alone or together. The playground is a nice example of what a natural play place could be.
  • On display are a huge variety of Native and non-Native, non-invasive species, plus a display of various kinds of fruit and vegetable gardens, and herb-lined walkways. There are pleasant niches in which to sit, as well as a well-secluded area suitable for weddings. It's set up with various themed sections, including a children's park.
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