Winter Wonderland at the UT Gardens

The UT Gardens, Knoxville, will host a new family event called Winter Wonderland on Dec. 7 from noon until 3 p.m.  Admission is $5 per child 12 and under. Logo by UT Gardens.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Come spread some holiday cheer at a new seasonal event hosted by the UT Gardens. Families are invited to join members of the UT Gardens staff and friends for the gardens’ first Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, from noon until 3 p.m.

Visitors can stroll through the gardens and enjoy winter-themed fun at five different activity stations. Learn about the variety of celebrations that take place around this time of year all while enjoying seasonal craft favorites. From cookies to conifers, it’s positively chilling how much fun the family will have (not to mention the tasty winter treats everyone will get to take home).

Parents are asked to remind children to bring their holiday wish lists. A special someone from the North Pole will be making an appearance!

The UT Gardens Winter Wonderland will occur rain, shine or snow. The cost to attend is $5 per child 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to limited capacity, advance registration is required. Register online at the gardens’ website:  You may also register by calling 865-974-7151 or sending an email to by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.

All proceeds will benefit the UT Gardens. For more information and a complete schedule of activities, please visit:

The UT Gardens, Knoxville, are located on the campus of the UT Institute of Agriculture, just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center. Parking is available in lot 66. From I-40 take Exit 386B onto Hwy 129 (Alcoa Hwy toward the Airport). From Hwy 129 take exit for Hwy 158 (Neyland Drive). Turn left at end of exit ramp. Turn left onto Joe Johnson Drive, and right at the next light onto Chapman Drive. Parking lot 66 is directly across from the entrance to the UT Gardens. For more information, please visit

The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Their mission is to foster appreciation, education and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs and research trials. The gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. See for more information.



Derrick Stowell, UT Gardens educator,, 865-974-7151