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Knoxville Botanical Garden

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Address: 2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-5958
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+1 865-862-8717
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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. The place is very wild and I could not really see any guiding hand but... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

At first it looks like the Garden does not offer much as there aren't any spectacular plants or green houses. Nor is there a fancy formal garden. But just take it easy and enjoy the subtle appeal of this place. The Garden is set on a moderately steep hillside which gives one a view of the Smoky Mountains in the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

What a marvelous setting for annual family portraits at the terraced gardens there. Or check out the old growth trees of numerous species that dot the grounds. Admire the seemingly endless stone walls. Visit the newly built center for guests . . .

Thank Wayne C
Clinton, Tennessee
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

KBG holds so much for visitors - from beautiful gardens, educational activities, locales for weddings, and more - it's one of my children's & my most favorite places to explore, and introduce to visitors!

1 Thank Dawniemom
Raleigh, NC
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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The staff was nice....I am too verbose to stop there. Large grounds but mostly walking trails and urban gardening and educational area. Very small amount of flowering or truly interesting plants. Nice trees, but I have those in my yard. I think I saw an exotic dandelion? For the educational resources for urbanites, applause. However, for a vacationer, not really... More 

1 Thank Muck_Fichigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a gem within the city. A variety of landscapes to stroll, picnic or go for a run. Beautifully landscaped and never crowded.

1 Thank Tara D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We didn't see very many flowers there because the paths were made of loose stone and a wheelchair could not get down them, so I was very disappointed. The part that was cement was blocked off for a wedding and closed to visitors. Left after a half hour and would never return.

1 Thank Gerri P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is such a beautiful place to take a stroll and center yourself. It's also great for sparking children's imagination. There are stone structures that are great for photos and for play and a bamboo forest and just lots of perfectly manicured areas. I believe there is space for weddings and receptions as well. Very chic indeed!

2 Thank Ember I
Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The gardens are beautiful and our daughter got married in the green house in 2012. It was a beautiful ceremony and the staff were so very helpful and it was also affordable.

1 Thank D M

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