Spring Featured Garden at GATOP

2541 Riverside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914
2541 Riverside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 637-4561
  • Date(s): April 17, 2021 to April 18, 2021
  • Event Times: Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free, although a $5.00 donation is suggested
  • Location: GATOP (God's Anser To Our Prayers)



Select properties with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for one weekend only. Included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens, GATOP [God’s Answer To Our Prayers] features many hundreds of botanical specimens such as conifers and hollies, extensive displays of wildflowers, perennials, and ground covers, as well as numerous water features and large marble outcroppings. Complimenting this unusual garden are stainless-steel, iron, bronze, and stone sculptures. The marble-loaded wagon pulled by two mules is manned by bearded twin brothers, Homer (1) and Homer (2) and adjacent to the wagon repair and blacksmith shop. The site features one of Knoxville’s oldest marble quarries.


$5 Suggested donation per garden

Please note that this garden requires extensive walking; comfortable or hiking shoes recommended. Although this event is outdoors, masks will be REQUIRED at all times per the property owner’s request. The gardens are privately owned and guests who cannot comply with this request will be asked to leave. Dogwood Arts is committed to the health and wellness of our community. In an effort to keep our staff, attendees, and volunteers safe, we have implemented new guidelines for all upcoming events and programs.

-Do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
-Masks are required for all patrons and must remain on throughout the duration of your time at the event (including outdoor events). If you are unable to comply with this request, you will be asked to leave. Dogwood Arts staff and volunteers will always have masks on.
-Hand washing/sanitizing stations will be available
-Attendees must maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from others not in their party

Please follow CDC/Health Department recommendations as you decide whether to participate in events. As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you check our website for updates.

Spring Featured Garden at GATOP
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  • GATOP (God's Anser To Our Prayers)
  • Free, although a $5.00 donation is suggested