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Gardens of Sunshine Hollow

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Beautiful gardens and forest welcome the visitor. Trails wind through terraced beds around a 2-acre lake and creek. Groups of 15 or more may have lunch by reservation from April thru July. Admission rates is $3.00. There are 160 acres of unspoiled Tennessee forest, nestled in the Great Valley between the Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau about halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga. This is a small Tennessee agribusiness, operated by Dave and Vicki Rhyne with a few seasonal employees.

There are plant sales for Daylilies and Hosta, an outdoor wedding site, reception center and event center. The Gardens of Sunshine Hollow displays thousands of perennials (including daylilies, hosta, roses, dahlias, cannas and iris), numerous annuals, and various shrubs on more than 20 acres. Hundreds of varieties of Daylilies and Hosta are available for purchase, with most also available to order online.

Sunshine Hollow Bakery specializes in pecan fruitcakes—including sales for cakes, nuts and jams.

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Garden Wedding Site overlooking lake
Flower Filled Wedding Area
Gardens Blooms From Spring Till Fall
Annuals, Perennials and Shrubs
Eight Miles of Trails Through Gardens and Forest
Beautiful Flower Beds
Hydrangeas of all varieties abound!
Anna Belle Hydrangea
Giant to Miniature Hosta
Hosta Blue Angel
Gardens of Sunshine Hollow

198 Country Rd. 52
Athens, TN 37303

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Admission Rates
All tickets $3.00.
Children under 12 Free.
Seasonal Passes Available.
Dates Closed
August thru March.
Visit by appointment .
Mid-April thru July.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Other days and times by appointment.
Discounts Offered
  • Student Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • AARP Discount
  • Group Discount
  • AAA Discount
Payment Methods Accepted
  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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