The UT Gardens, Knoxville, is holding its spring plant sale on Saturday, April 5

Chaenomeles Scarlet Storm

Quice, like this Chaenomeles 'Scarlet Storm' will be on sale at the annual UT Gardens Spring Plant Sale, this year to be held April 5. Photo courtesy Proven Winners.

Now that the weather is warming, it is time to shop for unique plants for your garden. The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its spring plant sale on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A preview sale will be held on Friday, April 4, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. for all UT employees, Gardens volunteers, and Friends of the UT Gardens.
Friends will also receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. If you are not yet a Friend, you will be able to sign up for a membership at the preview sale and also receive the member discount on plants.

A variety of plants will be on sale to meet your landscaping needs. Some unique trees that the UT Gardens will be selling include ‘Silver Mist’ Deodar Cedar, ‘Rising Sun’ Redbud, Paperbark Maple, ‘Aka Tsuki’ Kousa Dogwood and the Appalachian Spring Dogwood series. We will also be offering a variety of perennials such as ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Peony, Double Take™ Quince and much more.

Rain barrels, garden art and outdoor ornaments will also be on sale. 

For a more complete list of sale items, visit the UT Garden’s website at

You can find the UT Gardens in Knoxville just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center on the UT 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
includes 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 UT Institute of Agriculture. The gardens’ 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. For more information see



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