Come scare yourself silly!

Trick or Trees at the UT Gardens, Knoxville

Trick or Trees at the UT Gardens, Knoxville, will be Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 - 3 p.m.  Advance registration by Oct. 16 is required. Visit the UT Gardens website for more information. Photo courtesy UTIA. 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Families are invited to come in costume and join the staff of the UT Gardens for the 4th annual Trick or Trees on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 1 - 3 p.m. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy trick-or-treating at different activity stations. Learn about all the Halloween favorites, from pumpkins to mummies. It’s frightening how much fun you’ll have! Plus you may choose to take home some creepy crawly crafts!

Visitors may also take part in our costume contest. The winner will receive a one-year free family membership to the UT Gardens.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event will take place rain, shine or zombies. The cost is $6 per child (12 and under). Families are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities anytime between 1 and 3 p.m.

Due to limited capacity, advance registration is required. Register online
or call 865-974-7151, or email by 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 16.

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

The UT Gardens, Knoxville, is located just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center.  Parking is available in lot 66 directly across from the entrance to the UT Gardens.

The University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville, Crossville and Jackson are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture.
Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, 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 except during designated special events. For more information see


Contact: Derrick Stowell, UT Gardens Educator, 865-974-7151 or