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.  

  • Lakemoor Hills: Official Trails & Gardens Opening and Ribbon-Cutting, Lake Hills Presbyterian Church [3805 Maloney Rd., Knoxville TN 37920] 

  • Thursday, March 31st: 4-6PM, Open to the entire community 

  • Chapman Highway: Spring Market, Commonplace Coffee & Community [6000 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920] 

  • Saturday, April 2nd: 8AM-2PM, a variety of vendors ranging from crafts, jewelry, food, and more 

  • Island Home: Boulevard Block Party & Trail Tours [Island Home Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37920] 

  • Tuesday, April 12th: 4-6PM, community celebration with self-guided walking tours and light refreshments  

A New Way to Experience the Trails: Visitors can now explore the Historic Dogwood Trails using an App! The App, PocketSights Tour Guide, is available to download for free in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Once the app is downloaded to a mobile device, the nearest Dogwood Trail will populate and visitors can start exploring! Each Dogwood Trail has its own landing page with historical information, trail routes, points of interest to stop at along the way, and more. Printed Trail Guides are also 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, Regal, and the Town of Farragut. Dogwood Arts is also excited to announce the addition of Realty Executives Associates whose agents are sponsoring all 13 Dogwood Trails this year. 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. 

2022 Individual Trail Sponsors: 

  • Lakemoor Hills: Colleen Boehr, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Chapman Highway: Susan Calabrese, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Island Home: Somer Ray, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Sequoyah Hills: Zach Sale, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Westmoreland: Alexis Guindi, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Deane Hill: Pam Owen, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • West Hills: Daniel Park, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Farragut: Jessica Self, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • North Hills: Mary Kidwell, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Fountain City: Dylan Martin, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Holston Hills: Carrie Poteat, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Halls/Timberline: Laura Bailey, Realtorⓡ, Realty Executives Associates 

  • Morningside: Eric Botts, Realtorⓡ, 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 and Bikes & Blooms activities this spring.  

  • Bikes & Blooms Spring Ride: Produced in partnership with Two Bikes, this family-friendly bike ride will begin at Two Bikes, traverse scenic Colonial Village and the Island Home Dogwood Trail, and end at Alliance Brewery (1130 Sevier Avenue).   

  • Saturday, April 9th at 5PM through the Island Home Dogwood Trail 

  • 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 8th at 9AM: Hastie Wildflower Hike with Missy Kane 

  • Saturday, April 16th at 9AM: UT Arboretum - Oak Ridge 

  • Tuesday, April 19th at 10AM: Norris River Bluff Trail 

  • Saturday, May 21s at 9AM: UT Arboretum - Oak Ridge 

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.