Event Registration for UT Gardens, Knoxville

Upcoming events

    • 07/27/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/29/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    Camp Cultivate offers a unique opportunity to cultivate awareness among children. This program offer camps that focus on children who have specific medical issues and invites children with non-medical issues to also attend. Gardening will be used to develop an understanding of each other while having fun at the same time.


    If you have food allergies, this is an opportunity to attend a food allergy friendly camp at the UT Gardens. If you do not have food allergies, this camp will give you an opportunity to learn about food allergies and meet some new friends who have food allergies. We will also spend time learning about plants and having fun in the gardens. 


    Camps ages: 6-12, children under 6 may attend with a parent.

    Sessions are from 9am-noon each day.



    Cost: Free

    • 08/03/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/07/2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    Without seeds, life could not continue. This week we will take a closer look at the seed and discover how seeds can change the world. Campers will explore different seeds and the plants that they grow into.

     

    Campers must be 6 to 12 years old to attend this session.


    *Camp will be held from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM each day. 

     


     

       

    • 08/11/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    There is a mystery out there in the garden. Who done it? Bring your grandparent and help us discover the great garden mystery. Put the clues together to see how plants and animals live in our garden. 


    Children must be 5 to 9 years-old to attend this session.  

     

    • 08/12/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    See how gardening can be tasty. This session will explore how to grow your own fruits and vegetables. We will also get to make a few garden fresh snacks from what is growing in our garden. 


    This camp is for children ages 4-5.    

    • 08/16/2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    These interactive tours will explore natural and sustainable methods for growing fruits, vegetables and herbs. We will discuss composting techniques, disease and insect control, companion planting, variety selection and more. 

    Cost: free/members, $5/nonmembers

     

     

     
    • 08/29/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Art in the garden helps give an added dimension to your plants. Leaf castings can create unique elements in your garden and have many uses. Families will get to create a leaf casting to place in your home garden. 


    Cost: $25/member family, $35/nonmember family


    • 08/29/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Want butterflies in your garden? Don’t forget to plant nectar and host plants. This session will look at several native butterflies and what plants they need to survive. Participants will get to take a plant home to help start their butterfly garden. 


    Cost: $20/members, $30/nonmembers

    • 09/02/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Students will perform several physical science experiments and discover how things grow in the garden. Find out how to power a clock with plants, learn why plants need water and much more. 


    Cost: $5 per student  


    • 09/08/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Fall is on its way, but don’t let that worry you! You still have time to plant cool season vegetables. This class will teach you how to grow a fall garden. Children will get to taste fall vegetables and learn a few recipes to try at home.  

    Cost: $5/member, $10/nonmember

    • 09/13/2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    These interactive tours will explore natural and sustainable methods for growing fruits, vegetables and herbs. We will discuss composting techniques, disease and insect control, companion planting, variety selection and more. 

    Cost: free/members, $5/nonmembers

     

     

     
    • 09/13/2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    These interactive tours will explore natural and sustainable methods for growing fruits, vegetables and herbs. We will discuss composting techniques, disease and insect control, companion planting, variety selection and more. 

    Cost: free/members, $5/nonmembers

     

     

     
    • 10/07/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Ever wonder why leaves change color? This session will explore light, color and why we see different colors in the fall. Students will also learn how to preserve leaves and keep those fall colors year round.  

    Cost: $5 per student  


    • 10/11/2015
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Enjoy a Sunday walk through the gardens and see how the gardens get ready for the winter. 


    Cost: free/members, $5/nonmembers 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    • 10/13/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Enjoy a fall day in the gardens. We will explore how some trees lose their leaves and why others don’t. Children will get to collect several leaves in the garden to create a natural art masterpiece.

    Cost: $5/member, $10/nonmember

    • 10/24/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • UT Gardens

    Trick or treat at the UT Gardens and learn about Halloween and creepy crawlies. 


    Cost: $6 per child  


    • 11/08/2015
    • 2:30 AM - 3:30 AM
    • UT Gardens
    Your garden can shine even in the winter. Learn how to plant for winter interest. See how to make your garden stand out and find ways to add color and texture during the cold gloomy winter.


    • 11/11/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens
    Fall brings to mind Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie and turkey. Learn how early settlers survived the harsh winters. Discover how vegetables like pumpkins were used by early settlers.


    • 11/17/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens
    Celebrate National Take a Hike day at the UT Gardens. We will take a hike through the gardens and discover what is happening to plants and animals during the fall. Participants will make a craft and a snack to enjoy.


    • 11/21/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens
    Looking for some great gift ideas? This session will explore how to create ornaments out of natural materials. These ornaments can make great gifts and are great additions to anyone’s holiday decorations.


    • 11/21/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens
    It may be getting cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from getting fresh greens and herbs. This session will teach you how to grow micro greens and herbs in containers. Participants will plant herbs or micro greens to be grown at home.


    • 12/05/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens
    Plants and animals have all adapted to survive the cold weather. Explore the gardens and find out how some trees keep their leaves all winter and others don’t. Go on a scavenger hunt and find what “coat” plants and garden animals put on to stay warm.


    • 12/05/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens
    This is one of our most popular offerings. Learn how to take fresh greenery and create your own holiday wreath to display in your home. Cost of the program includes materials.


    • 12/09/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens
    Identifying trees in the winter can be a challenge. Get an introduction to tree identification/classification and explore the scientific names of several trees. Then we will test your skills on a garden scavenger hunt.


    • 12/15/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens
    Come out and enjoy the fall garden. Learn how a root can make a tasty treat. Participants will get to decorate a gingerbread cookie to take home as an ornament and receive one to eat as a snack.


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