There are a variety of ways you can support and help the University of Tennessee Gardens grow:
Membership: Learn more about the ways that becoming a Member of the UT Gardens helps to support the UT Gardens in Knoxville, Crossville, and Jackson and choose the membership level that is best for you.
Donation to the Gardens: You may choose to donate any amount to the Gardens. These gifts may also be made in honor of or in memory of another individual.
Named giving opportunities exist as well. Some of the possibilities are listed as follows:
- Visitor Education Center: A center is needed to better
serve and educate visitors. We'd like to meet and discuss ideas with you
for a ‘green’ facility and how you can be part of its establishment.
- Conservatory: A conservatory would provide educational
opportunities about tropical and non-indigenous plants and their
habitats in different regions of the world that no other garden or
nature center in our region can display.
- Plant Collections Endowment: The UT Gardens
participates in the North American Plant Collection Consortium which
encourages botanical gardens to build and preserve significant
collections of different plant taxa to prevent their extinction. Help
build the Dogwood, Cryptomeria, Metasequoia, Microbiota, and Taxodium
collections in the UT Gardens and help us play a global role in
protecting and conserving a portion of the world’s plant kingdom.
- Professional Development Endowment: Assist in
providing funds for students majoring in Public Horticulture or
Landscape Design for internship training in the UT Gardens and field
trip opportunities to visit other public gardens or professional
workshops and conferences. These experiences are at the heart of
professional development for students and provide the most meaningful
and lasting forms of education.
- Cultural and Performing Arts Endowment: Traveling
exhibitions and special events increase visitor attraction to the
Gardens and appeal to broader audiences. Funds from this endowment will
provide for cutting-edge exhibits, quality cultural and performing
arts and special events.