Join the Fun at the Annual Eggstravaganza 


Eggsravaganza in the UT Gardens

Children ages 12 and under are invited to join the fun at the annual UT Gardens Eggstravaganza, held this year on Saturday, March 28, at the UT Gardens, Knoxville. Reservations are required. Visit the UT Gardens' website for more information. Photo courtesy UTIA.



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its annual Easter egg “Eggstravaganza” on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event includes four egg hunts as well as children’s Easter crafts, spring activities and visits with the Easter Bunny.

This year the UT Gardens is partnering with Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), Allergy and Asthma Affiliates, and the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center to help raise awareness about food allergies. All four of the egg hunts will be food–free. Children will receive a variety of prizes in place of candy. The egg hunts will be held at 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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. Please reserve your child’s space by registering online at the UT Gardens’ website: utgardens.tennessee.edu by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 26.

The UT Gardens features more than 1,000 woody plants under long-term observation; 2,000 varieties of herbaceous plants are evaluated annually. The Gardens function as an outdoor teaching and research facility as well as a collection of public gardens, sharing their beauty with more than 50,000 visitors annually.


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 UT Gardens, Knoxville, is located just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center on the Institute of Agriculture campus. Free visitor parking is available directly across from the entrance.

The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and outreach 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