8 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Tennessee!

Tennessee has its fair share of botanical gardens and arboreta to explore. From the spectacular flora and fauna in Nashville to the unique and historic horticulture in Knoxville, the state has something for everyone to enjoy. Jump right in with 8 of the best botanical gardens and arboreta.

Cheekwood, Nashville, TN

Previously the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, this exquisite 1930s estate is now open to the public as a botanic garden, arboretum and museum. With 55 acres of cultivated gardens, expansive vistas and a majestic mansion, this is an experience like no other.

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Knoxville, TN

Tucked away on 47 acres of former Howell Nurseries, the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum offers walking trails, display gardens, stone walls and timeless buildings, free of charge for all to enjoy.

Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, TN

Annually taking in 260,000 plus visitors, the non-profit Memphis Botanic Garden provides an exceptional center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Its 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a modern arboretum.

UT Gardens Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Enjoy the stunning views of the UT Gardens Knoxville, one of the three sites of the State Botanical Garden of Tennessee. This outdoor learning laboratory is open year-round, free of charge.

University of Tennessee Arboretum, Oak Ridge, TN

The UT Arboretum is an outdoor classroom for university students in a variety of fields and a natural laboratory for research in plant uses and the management of natural resources. It is also a wildlife observation area and part of the National Watchable Wildlife Program. Come educate yourself about the wildlife and florals around you in this Oak Ridge plant paradise.

Deerwood Arboretum, Brentwood, TN

The Deerwood Arboretum is located along the Little Harpeth River in Brentwood. This free park is open daily; take in the scenery and enjoy!

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, Chattanooga, TN

Open to the public, Reflection Riding promotes the vital connection between people and nature. With an emphasis on young people learning about and appreciating the outdoors, this arboretum is an educational asset for the area. Learn and admire the native environment.

Liberty Garden Park and Arboretum, Jackson, TN

Looking for a great place to relax? Take a peaceful stroll and learn about plants and nature at Liberty Garden Park and Arboretum. This local favorite offers seasonal activities for community engagement and education. One of Jackson’s hidden gems is not to be missed!

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