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.