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Upcoming events

    • 05/16/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Univerity of Tennessee Gardens

    Drawing for Botanic Realism: We will work with pencils and erasers to explore and strengthen observational techniques, as well as accurate rendering of species within the UT Gardens’ collection using line, value and texture.


    If you would like to register for the entire series and receive the discount, contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or dstowell@utk.edu.


    Cost: $30/member, $40/nonmember per class

    $275/member, $375/nonmember for the entire series/10

    Charcoal, Lines & Trees: This class will explore basic drawing and observation techniques. Plants from the UT Gardens’ collection will be our models, as we apply the principles of classical figure drawing to develop coordination between our hands and eyes. 
    • 05/27/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    Peter rabbit often gets in trouble sneaking around Mr. McGregor’s garden. Come and enjoy some garden stories and learn about Peter and other garden creatures. Find out ways to help keep unwanted critters out of your home garden. 

     

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

     

    • 05/29/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    Ahoy matey! Learn about tasty fruit that helps to keep sailors healthy while on the high seas. Find how where the lost boys hide away from a pirate captain. Make your own pirate/fairy   garden to take home.

     

    This camp is for children ages 4-5.    

    • 05/30/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Univerity of Tennessee Gardens

    Painting Iris: One goal in this class will be to produce an accurate likeness of a specific iris cultivar in the gardens’ collection using dry-brush watercolor technique. The other, will be to create a loose, expressive painting of a mass of iris or other flowers using watercolor, pastels or charcoal through direct outdoor observation.


    If you would like to register for the entire series and receive the discount, contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or dstowell@utk.edu.


    Cost: $30/member, $40/nonmember per class

    $275/member, $375/nonmember for the entire series/10

    Charcoal, Lines & Trees: This class will explore basic drawing and observation techniques. Plants from the UT Gardens’ collection will be our models, as we apply the principles of classical figure drawing to develop coordination between our hands and eyes. 
    • 06/02/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/05/2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
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    UT Extension and Tennessee Master Gardeners will help the UT Gardens bring this fun-filled week of camp. Campers will grow into gardeners from the ground up. Sow your own seeds to take home. Learn about soils, composting, harvesting, photosynthesis and much more. Garden camp will be a feast for the senses as youth have fun exploring sights, sounds and tastes of the garden as they learn in a hands on environment. 

     

    Campers must be 6 to 11 years old to attend this session. 

     

     

       To register for this camp click here.

    • 06/14/2015
    • 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

     

     

     
    • 06/16/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    Learn all about insects and how they help the garden. We will explore the lifecycles of some common insects and go on an adventure safari in the garden. Campers will get to make their own discoveries and share what they learn in their garden journal. 

     

    This camp is for children ages 4-5.    

    • 06/24/2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 06/26/2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    Kathy Brenna, ARS Consulting Rosarian and member of the TN Rose Society will lead this fun, hands on, rose workshop for kids. We will make our own soil, dig the perfect hole, and top it off with easy care rose culture. Plus enjoy exciting adventures each day exploring the gardens.


    6-8 years old (older siblings welcomed) 


    This workshop will be held from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM each day.

    • 06/27/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    This session will focus on how to add form and shape in your garden. Children will get an opportunity to build models of garden structures such as bridges or sculpture with Legos. Parents will get some tips on how to add structure to your home garden. Cost includes materials. 


    Cost: $20/member family, $30/nonmember family


    • 06/27/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Don’t have yard space? Think about growing up and not out. This session will explore vertical/wall gardening. Participants will create a miniature vertical garden to take home. Cost includes materials. 

    Cost: $20/members, $30/nonmembers

    • 07/06/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/08/2015
    • 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.


    This session is an open session. If you have a child with a special need and are looking for a day camp program this is it. Our sessions will focus on nature, gardening, and tons of fun and games. Camp cultivate offers opportunities for children to learn from each other. We will explore the garden from all of our senses. 


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

    Sessions are from 9am-noon each day.



    Cost: Free

    • 07/12/2015
    • 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

     

     

     
    • 07/14/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    This session will explore the life of a Monarch butterfly. Campers will get to discover how to attract these insects and other butterflies to your garden. Campers will also learn how to rear your own Monarch at home. 

     

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

     


     

       

    • 07/17/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    Bring your grandchild to learn how pollination makes the world go round. We will explore how vital pollinators are for our food supply and life on earth. Campers will discover native pollinators and make a native pollinator house to take home.


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

     

    • 07/20/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/24/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

    Campers will spend the week learning all about seeds. We will explore how tiny seeds can grow in to mighty oaks. We will also explore different seeds from small to large. Each day we will go on a seed hunt through the garden. Campers will go home with a few seeds to sow. 

     

    This camp is for children ages 4-5.    

    • 07/25/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

    Beware, these plants bite! Learn how plants have adapted to catch and eat insects. This session will take a look at several carnivorous plants and explore why they eat insects. Participants will get to take a carnivorous plant home.  


    Cost: $20/member family, $30/nonmember family


    • 07/25/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens

     If you can’t take the heat, get in the shade. Learn how to plan your shade garden. Walk through our new hosta garden and our recently renovated shade garden. Get some tips on new plants to add and how to care for them. Participants will receive one unique shade plant to take home and plant. 


    Cost: $30/members, $40/nonmembers

    • 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. 

     


     

       

    • 08/09/2015
    • 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

     

     

     
    • 08/11/2015
    • 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.    

    • 08/29/2015
    • 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

     

     

     
    • 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  


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