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 Tennessee’s breathtaking diversity.