Gardens & Arboreta

Find your botanical passion. Browse landscapes par excellence and revel in elegance and excellence, simplicity and pleasantness of our unique growing places.

With five types of forest, over 4,000 plant species and more species of trees than in all of Europe, Tennessee is a wonderland for the naturalist.


Stroll away the afternoon, take in the colors and sweet smells, or even get married in one of our state’s gardens. If you’re looking to tie the knot, tour the grounds, terraces and gardens of Crescent Bend, a historic home in downtown Knoxville named for its majestic bend overlooking the Tennessee River. The largest house museum in Tennessee, Belmont Mansion, also has an extraordinary garden with garden experts offering tours on a regular basis. In West Tennessee, some of the area of schools have created lovely little arboreta open to the public. Visit the 25-acre campus of Chimneyrock Elementary School or the Eagle-scout spawned arboretum of Dyersburg Middle School.

Visit Tennessee’s many arboreta and garden places, where you can learn about our native flora and discover Tennessees breathtaking diversity.


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Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of ArtNashville Rock City & Rock City Gardens Rock City & Rock City GardensChattanooga Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's PresidentNashville Belmont Mansion Belmont MansionNashville The Dixon Gallery & Gardens The Dixon Gallery & GardensMemphis Memphis Botanic Garden Memphis Botanic GardenMemphis Lichterman Nature Center Lichterman Nature CenterMemphis The University of Tennessee Arboretum The University of Tennessee ArboretumOak Ridge Reflection Riding Arboretum & Botanical Garden Reflection Riding Arboretum & Botanical GardenChattanooga Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum Knoxville Botanical Garden and ArboretumKnoxville
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