Visit the Garden

The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (KBGA) is a privately owned and operated Garden supported through local donations and membership. Thanks to our members and local supporters we are able to offer these beautiful Gardens to the public for FREE! Please consider supporting the Gardens through membership. Check out our Membership tab on the right for more information.

KBGA sits on a ridge-top 5 minutes from downtown Knoxville surrounded by an urban community. The gardens are a magical place with whimsical round stone buildings, stone-sided greenhouses and secret garden paths and alleys. Today, mature specimens of rare and unusual trees and shrubbery remain, surrounded by thousands of feet of beautiful stone walls that define the planting areas. The process of identifying, mapping and tagging every tree, plant and shrub on the property is underway.

We want your visit at Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum to be an enjoyable one. Please assist us in protecting and promoting these wonderful Gardens.
 

Take a Garden Tour- Photos by Roland Photography

Hours

Gardens Open Daily, from sunrise to sunset
Business Office: Monday-Friday, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Visitation Guidelines

Cameras are permitted in the Gardens and we want you to share your pictures with family and friends. If you happen to get a great shot, we’d love to see it! Send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Professional photographers are asked to join as members. For more information, please review our Professional Photography Policy for more information. 

Please safeguard our flowers and plants, seeds and trees. Watch where you step and please leave everything as you first discovered it. Please do not walk through plant beds. Sometimes small seedlings may be trying to grow underneath. 

Parking is located in the gravel lot across the street from the Visitor's Center. Please do not park on Wimpole Avenue.

Pets are allowed, provided you clean up after them. Please do not litter!

Groups

Groups of 20 or more must call the KBGA office during regular business hours to make a reservation.  Large groups that do not make prior arrangements may be asked to leave if your visit conflicts with other scheduled events. During private events, sections of the garden are reserved and may be closed to the public. Please check the Calendar of Events on our website for more information and dates that have been reserved. 

Guided Tours

Personally guided tours are available by request. We ask that visitors please call ahead to request a personally guided tour. Tours are generally given with prior reservation, on weekdays and to groups of 10 or more. 

 

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