One Of The Most Outstanding Nurseries In The Southeast
The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (KBGA)
is located on 47 acres of former Howell Nurseries, featuring walking trails, display gardens, unique & historic horticulture and over two miles of distinctive stone walls and timeless buildings, just five minutes from downtown. KBGA is a privately owned and operated Garden supported through donations and membership. Thanks to our members and local supporters we are able to offer these beautiful gardens to the public for free!
Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum
2743 Wimpole Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone: 865.862.8717 • Fax: 865.862.8721
This property was once recognized as one of the most outstanding nurseries in the Southeast. Started in 1786, the family-owned Howell Nurseries holds the record as the longest continually-operated business in Tennessee. In 2001, the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (KBGA) was founded in order to preserve and protect this historic and overgrown property. During the past 14 years, we have cleared all 47 acres, maintained the beautiful stone walls and structures, converted the Joe Howell family home into offices, installed eight display gardens, established the Center for Urban Agriculture and opened a state-of-the-art Welcome Center. The Garden is a magical place featuring walking tails, display gardens, unique and historic horticulture and over two miles of distinctive stone walls and timeless buildings, all located just five minutes from downtown Knoxville. KBGA is a nonprofit organization supported by donations, memberships and grants. Thanks to our supporters, we are able to offer this beautiful space to the public for free.