UT Gardens News

UT Gardens Winter Film Series Begins Sunday

Tree root BW Alan Windham

If you’re looking for something to do on Sunday afternoons this winter, UT Gardens is presenting the monthly Sunday Horticulture Film Series beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17, with the documentary Symphony of the Soil by Deborah Koons Garcia.

UT Gardens to Host Howl-O-Ween for Pets


The Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo, sponsored by UT Gardens and the College of Veterinary Medicine, caters to dogs and dog lovers and will be held 1:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, in the gardens on the Institute of Agriculture campus.

Celebrate Halloween at Trick or Trees Event at UT Gardens

Children are invited to wear their costumes to the UT Gardens’ fifth annual Trick or Trees on Saturday, October 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., to enjoy food-free trick or treating. The event is designed to allow those with food allergies or other health concerns to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities.

Fall Plant Sale Preview for Employees Friday at UT Gardens

UT Gardens is holding its fall plant sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m Saturday, September 26. A preview sale will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, for all UT Gardens volunteers and members and UT employees. Members will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. If you are not a member yet, you will also be able to sign up for a membership at the preview sale and receive the member discount on plants.

HGTV Photo Slideshow Features UT Gardens

As part of the Southern University Garden Tour, HGTV visited UT Gardens for a photo slideshow on their website. The twenty-eight images show a wide variety of bright blooms, container plantings, and peaceful viewing spots from the gardens.

UT Gardens Designated Tennessee’s Official Botanical Garden

Governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill designating the UT Gardens the official botanical garden for the Volunteer State. The UT Gardens are operated by the UT Institute of Agriculture and can be found in three locations: the UTIA campus in Knoxville, the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, and the recently added location at the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center in Crossville.