Gather in the Gardens During Knoxville’s Blooms Days

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This annual event features perennials, too. Visitors can also learn about trends in landscaping, lawn management and garden design at the Blooms Days 2013, which takes place May 10-11, 2014.

This event features the latest in information about one of the top hobbies in the nation – gardening. Blooms Day, a weekend-long event conducted by the Friends of the UT Gardens and UT’s East Tennessee Research and Education Center, is set in the UT Gardens in Knoxville on Neyland Drive. It will host  workshops on topics such as rain barrels, backyard butterflies, irrigation, growing mushrooms, shade gardens, heirloom plants, free daylilies for all moms in attendance (while supplies last) and much more. Tours offered include the UT Kitchen Gardens as well as a solar house.

The Blooms Days Marketplace will sell plants, pottery, furniture, garden tools and art, while the Kids Corner features an insect zoo, story time and various make-and-take projects. The event, which also has live music and Knoxville food trucks, runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

For more information, check out the brochure [PDF] or visit utgardens.tennessee.edu.

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