Eggstravaganza at the UT Gardens, Knoxville
​The Eggstravaganza in the UT Gardens, Knoxville, is an annual family-friendly event and intended for children ages 12 and under. Bring your Easter basket and a camera! Reservations are required. Contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its annual Easter egg hunt “Eggstravaganza” on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.  Children’s Easter crafts, spring activities and visits with the Easter Bunny will be held on the Gardens’ Friendship Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Egg hunts will be held in the Gardens and will begin at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30. Children will be divided into three age groups for each egg hunt.  The Eggstravaganza is a family-friendly event and intended for children ages 12 and under.  Bring your Easter basket and a camera!
The cost for Eggstravaganza is $6 per child ages 12 and under. Due to limited capacity and to ensure that everyone has an opportunity for an enjoyable visit, advanced registration is required.  To register visit the UT Gardens website at utgardens.tennessee.edu by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 21.
For more information contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or dstowell@utk.edu.
You can find the UT Gardens in Knoxville just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center on the Institute of Agriculture campus. From I-40 take Exit 386B onto Highway 129 (Alcoa Highway south toward the airport). From Highway 129 take the exit for Highway 158 (Neyland Drive). Turn left onto Neyland Drive at end of exit ramp. Turn left onto Joe Johnson Drive and right at the next light onto Chapman Drive. Free visitor parking is available directly across from the entrance to the UT Gardens.
The UT Gardens feature more than 1,000 woody plants under long-term observation and 2,000 varieties of herbaceous plants evaluated annually. The Gardens function as an outdoor laboratory, teaching and research facility, and public gardens, sharing their beauty with over 50,000 visitors yearly. Established in 1983 by the UT Institute of Agriculture Department of Plant Sciences, the gardens are recognized as one of only 34 official All American Selections (AAS) test sites in the United States. Both the UT Gardens in Knoxville and Jackson are Tennessee certified Arboreta and American Conifer Society Reference Gardens.

The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.
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Contact:
Derrick Stowell, UT Gardens, 865-974-7151, dstowell@utk.edu