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Knoxville Botanical Garden

2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-5958
+1 865-862-8717
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Probably not the best time of year to visit

The gardens and walking path were fine. The visit is free of charge and there was ample parking... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
David K
,
Downers Grove, Illinois
Stunning Gardens & Beautiful Views

There are a number of gardens. I loved the new "Secret Garden". It is even handicap accessible. So... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Ruth Y
,
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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  • Very good15%
  • Average18%
  • Poor23%
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“stone walls” (6 reviews)
“hidden jewel” (2 reviews)
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2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-5958
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The gardens and walking path were fine. The visit is free of charge and there was ample parking. Not a lot of great foliage in September but probably better in the Spring and later in the Fall.

Thank David K
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

There are a number of gardens. I loved the new "Secret Garden". It is even handicap accessible. So much detail. There are 47 acres to roam around. Numerous walking trails, a number of different gardens and over 2 miles of beautiful stone walls & unique...More

1  Thank Ruth Y
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a quirky botanical garden; more like a park. No entrance fee, although there is a visitor center across the street with some information and a map (get the map!). About 10% of the gardens surround the visitor center (looked like part of an...More

1  Thank Wenwood
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem filled with beauty. Being a blanket and a book and relax in the shade. Great room for families

1  Thank MonsterTraveler53
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived to be told it was closed due to a wedding, despite the fact we checked the web site and called. What we did see from the road they looked small and pretty poor so we decided not to return. Tip - go to...More

1  Thank J20ELA111
Reviewed 30 June 2017

What an incredible place to visit. Once I heard Knoxville had a botanical garden I just had to go. First start off at the Visitors Center to get info on everything and grab a map. One very special site is the memorial garden and the...More

1  Thank ladyzire
Reviewed 23 April 2017

There is no one on the premises when you visit . We walked around the garden and arboretum on our own but there was nothing worth seeing . No one has even attempted to maintain this garden . It was unkempt and unattended . Quite...More

1  Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Unassuming gardens make for a nice stroll but don't expect too much. Best feature, for me, was meandering among the tall bamboo, but watch your step for the roots and stumps - sturdy shoes preferred. Good views from elevation, nice stone work. Worth a relaxing...More

1  Thank Pat O
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The first thing to do is to look at the signpost as the gardens are on the parking side and not behind the visitors center. The map shows a loop which is a pleasant walk. Some trees are called out and have signs on them....More

Thank 1Bustrav
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Visited here some time ago and was not overly impressed with gardens. But then we have been to many first rate gardens in Victoria, Chicago and elsewhere. Needs better mapping and trail signs to invite people.

Thank Knox10SC
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