Since 1955, Dogwood Arts has hosted Knoxville’s favorite springtime celebration. What started as a neighborhood beautification project has blossomed into a year-round celebration of our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. With the month of April quickly approaching, Dogwood Arts is gearing up to do it all again with events and programs for the entire community to enjoy.   

Knoxville’s historic Dogwood Trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 13 neighborhoods throughout the city. Visitors are invited to walk, drive, or bike the Trails as they take in the natural scenic beauty of East Tennessee in the springtime. The Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites are open April 1-30, 2022. Open Gardens and Camera Sites are open 10AM-5PM daily. Dogwood Arts is celebrating 67 years of blooming trails by featuring the Trails of South Knoxville this year: Lakemoor Hills, Chapman Highway, and Island Home. Several events are scheduled on the Featured Trails to celebrate the efforts of trail residents and showcase these spectacular neighborhoods.  

  • Fountain City: Dogwood Trails & Gardens Opening Celebration, Historic Gibbs Drive [2800 Gibbs Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918]
    • Wednesday, March 29th from 5-7PM, Free & open to the entire community
    • There will be a ribbon-cutting with City officials at 5:30PM followed by live music from the Fountain City Ramblers, food trucks, flower and plant vendors, and activities for the kids provided by the Fountain City Library.
  • North Hills: Three properties in North Hills will be open for our Spring Featured Gardens event on Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th

Visitors can find Trailhead addresses, trail maps, and a list of Open Gardens, Camera Sites, and Walking Trails online at Printed Trail Guides are available at Visit Knoxville, all ORNL Federal Credit Union Branches, and the Dogwood Arts office [123 W. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902].

The Dogwood Trails & Gardens Program is made possible by sponsorship support from ORNL Federal Credit Union, Realty Executives Associates, Regal, and the Town of Farragut. The realtors listed below proudly support this neighborhood beautification program, recognizing and celebrating the commitment and efforts of Trail residents across Knoxville. Trail Sponsors help preserve the legacy of the Historic Dogwood Trails for all to enjoy.

2023 Individual Trail Sponsors:

  • Lakemoor Hills: Colleen Boehr, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Chapman Highway: Roy Nicaud, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Island Home: Carrie Poteat, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Sequoyah Hills: Daniel Park, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Westmoreland: Alexis Guindi, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Deane Hill: Susan Calabrese, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • West Hills: Lynette Bell, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Farragut: Pam Owen, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • North Hills: Mary Kidwell, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Fountain City: Dylan Martin, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Holston Hills: Kelly Absher, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Halls/Timberline: Lizzy McDaniel, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates
  • Morningside: Realty Executives Associates

Trails & Gardens Wellness Programs: Dogwood Arts wants to encourage the community to get out and enjoy the Dogwood Trails the lean, green way! Visitors can get out and get active by participating in the many Dogwood Arts Hikes & Blooms activities this spring.

  • Hikes & Blooms: This program encourages people to take steps toward better health and fitness by enjoying area trails on guided hikes. Visit to register.
    • Friday, April 7th: Norris River Bluff Trail with the Happy Hikers
    • Saturday, April 8th: Seven Islands State Birding Park with Park Ranger Stephanie Mueller

Find out more at Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty.