Gardens & Meadows
Tennessee has one of the most eclectic collections of distinct habitats in the world. Learn about the wildflowers, forests and other flora that carpet our area.
Year round, the hills of Tennessee reveal amazing flora. From vibrant wildflowers that carpet the hillsides in the spring to the brilliant red, yellow and orange of the changing autumn leaves, Tennessee is a bouquet for the senses.
Walk through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see the rhododendron that paint the trails with color. In spring, wildflowers such as trillium, lady’s slipper, and jack-in-the-pulpit will cover these areas in brilliant shades of pink, white and purple. Don't feel like trekking on the trail? Experience Tennessee's spectacular floral diversity at one of the botanical gardens located throughout the state. Cheekwood Botanical Garden, well worth a visit, appears on the top five gardens list for Southern Living. Reflection Riding Arboretum and Botanical Garden offers more than 300 acres of botanical bliss, while the University of Tennessee Botanical Gardens provide the perfect location for an afternoon picnic surrounded by Tennessee's most breathtaking floral varieties.
From the wild beauty that adorns the mountainside to the beautiful gardens that showcase its floral diversity, Tennessee is blooming with opportunity for every botanical enthusiast.
Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff in western Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR currently encompasses 25,006 acres and includes the largest block of bottomland hardwood forest in Tennessee. ...more
A wonderful river to fly fish, bring a stealthy approach, delicate presentation and small flies to the Clinch River, one of America’s premier trout streams. The Clinch tailwaters flow 13 miles from Norris Dam, at River Mile 80, to Highway 61 Bridge in Clinton, Tennessee, at River Mile 67 and can be accessed at several locations. ...more
Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Colditz Cove is one of Tennessee's newest natural areas. It is characterized by high bluffs, rugged gorges, lush rhododendron, large trees and a beautiful waterfall. ...more
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
The Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum honors the life and career of former Secretary of State Cordell Hull, born here in 1871. Cordell Hull’s name is known locally, nationally and internationally. ...more
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett's Birthplace State Park was established in 1973 and has been preserved as a historic site on land acquired from the Davy Crockett Birthplace Association. The park consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County. ...more
At Delano Daylilies, garden visitors roam through four acres in a rural setting and enjoy nature and over 1,400 varieties of daylilies during bloom season. For obvious reasons, all of the offerings are not listed on the web site or in our price list. ...more
Falls Mill & Country Store
Nestled in a lush green cove along the banks of beautiful Factory Creek stands historic Falls Mill. Built in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory, the mill was later converted for use as a cotton gin, then as a woodworking shop. ...more
Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens
One of Northeast Tennessee's hidden treasures and the home, studio/gallery of Wildlife Artist Johnny Lynch and his family. On their 75-acre pre-Civil War farm, the Lynch's have created a showcase of this area's natural beauty where birds, butterflies, wildlife and peacocks abound! Surrounded by beautiful gardens and enhanced with relics of our Appalachian heritage, the Farmhouse Pavilions provide you with an atmosphere suitable for formal and casual events. ...more