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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
09:00 - 17:00
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat O
Denver, North Carolina
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Kershaw, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 frankly , its a mess . Don't waste your time .

Thank Cindy K
Denver, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 hour.

Thank Pat O
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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 

Thank 1Bustrav
Knoxville, Tennessee
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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
Fairfax, Virginia
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241 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

Thank MaizeBlueVA
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Muck_Fichigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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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