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Upcoming events

    • 05/03/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

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    “Is that poison ivy?” Ever been unsure what a plant is in the garden? In this lesson, we will learn the basics of plant classification and taxonomy. We’ll look at how plants are name and categorized. From trees, to shrubs, grasses, perennials, annuals, fungi and bacteria, we’ll explore the garden looking for all sorts organisms and what the most important identifying morphological characteristics are to tell one plant from another. This will include close looks at things like leaves, needles, fascicles, bark, flowers, seeds and fruit. Join us for this fun and educational field trip.

    Thurday, May 3, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cost: $10 per person


    • 05/12/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
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    Develop your horticultural and creative skills by incorporating flowers from your garden into stunning flower arrangements. this class will cover the the basics of floral design including color combinations, elements of design, what supplies to use, tips to make your bouquets last longer and which flowers to grow for your own cutting garden. Participants will take home their own their own bouquet.

    Presenter: Lisa Smith

    Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

    Cost: Garden member $35/nonmember $45

    Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
    Cost: Garden member $35/nonmember $45


    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 05/12/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
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    Short on space? Don’t worry. This session will explore how you can grow healthy edibles in small spaces. Participants will learn about container gardening and how to make the most out of your home garden regardless of size. Participants will get to plant a container to take home and grow.

    Cost: Free - Only UT employees are eligible to attend this session. 

    • 05/16/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • TSU Main Campus, Agricultural Research & Education Center, 1519 Ed Temple Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
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    TN AgrAbility Project/UT Gardens Veterans' Horticultural Therapy Workshop

    This 6-hour workshop is designed for current military personnel and veterans. Research shows that exposure to nature and gardening has been shown to improve mental health outcomes for veterans. This workshop will explore the following: 

    1. Career options for veterans and opportunities to learn about how TN AgrAbility Project can assist veterans. 

    2. Hands-on gardening/horticulture activities that can help assist veterans when starting a career in horticulture/agriculture. 

    3. Opportunities to network with other veterans with similar interests. 

    The class times are Central Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    If you are current military personnel or a veteran and are interested in this program, contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or dstowell@utk.edu.

    Event location: 

    TSU Main Campus 
    Agricultural Research & Education Center 
    1519 Ed Temple Blvd 
    Nashville, TN 37209

    • 05/29/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    In this day camp we will explore the garden as a living botanical laboratory. We’ll observe unique plants, learning how they reproduce, survive, and contribute to the ecological food web. Participants will observe, plants, fungi, seeds, leaves, flowers, fruits, and fruit in the garden. We’ll explore how plants function as miniature factory producing food and clean air. We’ll even learn how to reproduce and clone plants!

    Ages 4-12 and a grandparent

    Cost: $25/members, $30/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 06/11/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 06/15/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    Plants are the world’s greatest superheroes! This camp session will take a look at the amazing power of plants to feed the world, clean the air, regenerate and much more. But watch out, a few villains may show up during this week of camp. We will learn how to fight plant villains and save the world as we explore what insects, and plants threaten the population of East Tennessee. Find out ways to help improve the environment and reduce threats from villains. This camp will also explore comic book heroes and villains and how some superpowers were created by looking at plants.

    Ages 6-10

    Cost: $115/members, $135/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 06/18/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 06/22/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    Plants are the world’s greatest superheroes! This camp session will take a look at the amazing power of plants to feed the world, clean the air, regenerate and much more. But watch out, a few villains may show up during this week of camp. We will learn how to fight plant villains and save the world as we explore what insects, and plants threaten the population of East Tennessee. Find out ways to help improve the environment and reduce threats from villains. This camp will also explore comic book heroes and villains and how some superpowers were created by looking at plants.

    Ages 4-5

    Cost: $115/members, $135/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 06/25/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 06/29/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    This camp will explore aspects of theater while enjoying spending time in the Gardens. Campers will learn theater skills and techniques throughout this fun filled week of camp. Campers will end the week with a performance in the UT Gardens for their friends and family. This session will be directed by Tracey Copeland Halter. Tracey is an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Tennessee Department of Theater. Her professional acting credits include Seven Guitars , (Broadway) Richard III and Two Gentlemen of Verona , (New York Shakespeare Festival) and much more.

    Ages 6-15

    Campers will be divided into two groups by age, 6-10 & 11-15.

    Cost: $115/members, $135/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 07/06/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    This camp will explore the concept of Nature Art. We will view examples of art around UT Gardens, learn what it meant to make nature art, and how to make sustainable art. We will compare examples of traditional art and nature art, explore simple design principles. Then we will learn to make some of our own art supplies from materials around the garden, use them to sketch and plan a sculpture, and then each grandparent and grandchild will create their own temporary nature art sculpture installation!

    Ages 4-12 and a grandparent

    Cost: $25/members, $30/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 07/09/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07/13/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    In this week-long camp, young explorers will learn skills to become a Garden Master Chef. Participants will spend four days learning essentials of eating the garden from harvest to a final three course meal preparation and service competition. Skills to be learned will include: identifying edibles in the kitchen garden, harvest, cleanliness/food safety, kitchen safety, food storage, the food groups/nutrition, staples for a useful pantry, integrating fresh raw foods into every meal, food preparation, cutting and chopping techniques, and service! We will also have special guest cooks, chefs, and restauranteurs from around Knoxville! Join us for this tasty culinary adventure in the garden!

    Ages 6-10

    Cost: $115/members, $135/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 07/16/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07/20/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    In this week-long camp, young explorers will learn skills to become a Garden Master Chef. Participants will spend four days learning essentials of eating the garden from harvest to a final three course meal preparation and service competition. Skills to be learned will include: identifying edibles in the kitchen garden, harvest, cleanliness/food safety, kitchen safety, food storage, the food groups/nutrition, staples for a useful pantry, integrating fresh raw foods into every meal, food preparation, cutting and chopping techniques, and service! We will also have special guest cooks, chefs, and restauranteurs from around Knoxville! Join us for this tasty culinary adventure in the garden!

    Ages 4-5

    Cost: $115/members, $135/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 07/23/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/25/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    If you have food allergies, this is an opportunity to attend a food allergy friendly camp at the UT Gardens.  We will spend time learning about plants, exploring the gardens and making new friends. This camp also gives campers a chance to learn about living with food allergies. Campers with and without food allergies are invited to attend. 

    Ages 6-12 (Children under 6 may attend with a parent)
    Cost: Free


    • 07/26/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    In this day camp we will learn all about different species of butterflies, the life cycle of butterflies, and the interdependence of butterflies and host plants. We will learn how to identify specific species, how to sketch and color illustrations of them, and hunt for them in around the gardens. We will also learn the essential elements to create and inviting habitat for butterflies in your garden. To help get your butterfly garden started we will sow seeds and propagate plants for you to take home and grow together!

    Ages 4-5

    Cost: $25/members, $30/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 07/27/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    This day camp will be all about eating in the outdoors! We’ll explore the gardens learning how gardens fit into the food web, different ways to grow food, harvest it, and how to forage for food as well! We’ll learn to plant, collect, clean, and a prepare snacks and recipes from the garden. Participants will transplant veggie seedlings to take home to grow!

    Ages 4-12 and a grandparent

    Cost: $25/members, $30/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


    • 07/30/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 08/03/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    Let your imagination run wild in this earth focused fairy and gnome adventure camp. Fairies are a great source of inspiration for children to connect with the natural environment. We will let nature be our guide as we build a magical fairy village in the children’s garden, make pinecone fairies, wind streamers, stick mobiles, a kid size stick fort and fresh from the garden snacks and herbal teas.

    Ages 6-10

    Cost: $115/members, $135/nonmembers

    **Please review our cancellation policy before registering**


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