The UT Arboretum Society Annual Spring Plant Sale on the UT Arboretum grounds was cancelled but will now take place in another form. Loyal vendors for many years have come to the rescue with an alternative spring fundraiser now through April 30th. Tennessee Naturescapes in Clinton and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville are both offering a donation of 20 percent of any sale with the use of the code UTAS from now until the end of April.


This is an amazing offer which allows the public to shop for an extended period of time without gathering in large groups on one day. People will also have access to a much wider range of plants than is typically available at the one-day spring plant sale.  Remember to give the promo code UTAS when calling, emailing or ordering online. The public may also go to in person to Tennessee Naturescapes in Clinton or East Fork Nursery in Sevierville. Your purchase will provide the 20 percent donation to UTAS.


Tennessee Naturescapes and East Fork are working together to make pick up of plants as easy as possible. Plants ordered from East Fork in Sevierville may also be picked up on assigned delivery date at Tennessee Naturescapes in Clinton at no extra charge. Both of these nurseries provide plants grown without the use of neonicotinoids so they are safe habitat for wildlife. The promo code UTAS is a multiple use code. It can be used repeatedly at both vendors, in person and online!


Tennessee Naturescapes, 2131 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton Tennessee (865) 730-6125 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm or online with promo code UTAS at:  Tennessee Naturescapes is one of East Tennessee’s best resources for native plants, shrubs and trees.


East Fork Nursery of Sevierville – To visit the nursery in person or place orders, call or email Vivian at: (865) 453-6108 or  Please leave a message if no one is in the office specifying that you want to place a UTAS order and Vivian will call you back to get your order set up. Hours at East Fork are by appointment only.


To view some of their beautiful conifers and native azaleas at their Facebook page, go to ( ). East Fork Nursery has some beautiful specialty grafted conifers and azaleas from the Buddy Lee Southern Living “Solar” series that are not usually available at the plant sale.


*There is also an Eastfork Nursery in Washington State so please make sure to contact East Fork Nursery in Sevierville, TN.


Though many of our normal day-to-day activities are being curtailed right now, working in our yards and planting new plants can still take place. The UT Arboretum Society is grateful to Tennessee Naturescapes and East Fork Nursery for making this opportunity possible. The UT Arboretum Society hopes the public will support these loyal vendors as many of their spring sales have been cancelled.

Celebrating 55 years in 2020, this program is one of many lectures and activities that will be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of ten outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.

To learn more about the fundraiser or the Arboretum Society, go to For more information, call 865-483-7277 or