Nature & Outdoors
Do you delight in observing nature, hearing songbirds, watching deer gambol, seeing the beauty and grace of a monarch butterfly perched on a milkweed, the swiftness of a cottontail, watching hummingbirds fill up on nectar from trumpet vines? Tennessee is a never-never land for lovers of plants and wildlife.
Tennessee's bountiful wildlife flourishes in favorable habitats, thanks to our healthy abundance of native trees, shrubs, ground cover, vines and wildflowers, many of which provide food and shelter to our fauna.
Our 6 main land regions, stretching 440 miles from east to west, encompass the Blue Ridge, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, the Appalachian Plateau, the Highland Rim, the Nashville Basin and the Gulf Coastal Plain. Our high mountains, fertile valleys, wooded ridges, plateaus, elevated plain, rich farm country and coastal plain work in harmony with our plentiful waterways.
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Exciting exhibits, lush gardens with native wildflowers and trees, outdoor classrooms, hiking trails and more combine to charm visitors. View all...
Tennessee's state parks, natural areas, refuges and abundant waterways offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences. Commune with nature in our forests. View all...
Camera ready? Capture the Tiger Swallowtail on the Purple Coneflower! Your eyes will be dancing with the cascade of color from Tennessee wildflowers. View all...
Find your botanical passion. Browse landscapes par excellence and revel in elegance and excellence, simplicity and pleasantness of our unique growing places. View all...