*Classes are scheduled to be in person. All attendees will be expected to follow University of Tennessee COVID-19 guidelines which include wearing face mask and completing a UTK screening for visitors form which will be provided. Classes may be moved to a virutal format due to COVID-19 restrictions. In the event of classes going virtual, participants will be given a garden kit with garden materials to complete the class at home. For more information on University of Tennessee’s COVID-19 event guidelines visit: https://www.utk.edu/coronavirus/guides/hosting-campus-events-and-visitors​.*


Friday Fun Day: Hibernation
Date: January 22, 2021 
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon 
Class size limit: 15 
Cost: $10 members / $15 nonmembers

Have you ever wondered what happens to animals in the wintertime? Do all animals hibernate? What is hibernation? We will learn the answers to these questions and more at our first Friday Fun Day of the year. Come ready to play and learn outside during the entire program. This program is designed for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must be present during the program.

Home Grown

2021 Homeschool Program- Nature School at the Garden
January - May 2021​
This semester we will learn all about different ecosystems! Join us once a month as we explore the different ecosystems at the garden and learn about the different plants and animals that live here. You may register for the entire semester at once (only until January 6th at 11:59PM) or you can register for each session individually. The UT Gardens Home Grown Home School Program is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 10, but all children are welcome. Parents or guardians must stay during the program.

Cost per session: Garden member $10/nonmember $15
Cost for a semester (5 classes Jan-May): Garden member $45/nonmember $68

Date: January 8, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: February 12, 2021
Time: 10am-12

Date: March 12, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: April 9, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon

Date: May 14, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon