2014 marks a milestone anniversary with the Dogwood Arts Festival: it is the 60th year since the Dogwood Trails were conceived by a visionary Trail Committee. This year, Sequoyah Hills is the featured Dogwood Trail and in celebration of this Trail, select homes with distinguished and remarkable gardens were asked to open them for a short time during the Festival. These homes are on or in close proximity to the Sequoyah Hills Dogwood Trail. The exclusive gardens open to the public this coming Saturday are listed below.


Eddie Mannis
3835 Kingston Pike, 37919
Open Saturday, May 10, 10:00am-5:00pm
These elegant gardens are designed to echo a casual formality. The large Veranda introduces breath-taking vistas set against a backdrop of 100 year old Oak Trees. At the bottom of the gardens is an Arts and Craft fireplace, a hidden grassy alcove surrounded with blossoming hydrangeas, rare Danae racemosa, an exquisite rock garden and more. The abundant color transforms these gardens into an ever changing panorama of splendor.


Bob & Diana Samples
5220 Lyons View Pike, 37919
Open Saturday, May 10, 10:00am-5:00pm by appointment only. Please call [865] 450.9989 to make reservations. Parking is limited.
Overlooking the Tennessee River and the Smoky Mountains, these English Cottage style gardens were designed by Knoxville native, Mary Spengler.