The mission of Dogwood Arts is to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. Dogwood Arts is excited to kick-off our spring celebration with an event that will highlight the natural beauty component of our mission.  This event is open to the public with a $5 suggested on-site donation. Parking is available at the Garden Montessori School.


Saturday, March 17 [10:00am-5:00pm]
Sunday, March 18 [12:00-5:00pm]


Dogwood Arts is honored that the owners of this private garden are opening their magnificent property to share with the public for one weekend only. Visitors can expect to tour a garden that is unique in design and offers a variety of plant material and special features.


3237 Garden Drive, Knoxville, 37918
Celebrating its’ 101 year anniversary, Savage Garden was inspired by Arthur Savage’s visit to his native England. He then began building stone walls, ponds, arbors, and multiple follies. Savage became known as “the father of rock gardening in Knoxville.” The garden is quirky and eclectic, combining multiple themes. Although the main arbors and pagoda reflect a Japanese influence, the latter is topped with a “Dutch Girl” weather vane and there are two “Irish” water towers. After many years of extensive restoration, including rebuilding stone walls and borders, constructing faithful copies of the original arbors and gates, and planting thousands of trees, shrubs, and perennials, Savage Garden is once again the kind of magical place envisioned by Arthur Savage. Winter reveals the extensive bones, or structures, of Savage Garden and features thousands of snowdrops, daffodils, wood hyacinths, and other flowering bulbs. Savage Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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.  For more information on Dogwood Arts, visit or call (865) 637.4561.information on Dogwood Arts, visit or call (865) 637.4561.