Member of The Garden Club of America
The Knoxville Garden Club members strive to contribute to the enrichment and preservation of our surroundings through advocacy and outreach activities on both a local and national level.
Who We Are
Since 1923, The Knoxville Garden Club has aspired to advance and cultivate the love and beautification of our community through gardening, conservation of native plants and trees, education, philanthropic grants, and setting a precedent of civic responsibility. We believe a single action makes a difference, and that collective actions can powerfully impact the world.
Sharing The Garden Club of America’s mission to, “to promote greater understanding of the interdependence of horticulture, environmental protection, and community improvement,” The Knoxville Garden Club strives to contribute to the enrichment and preservation of our surroundings through advocacy and outreach activities on both a local and national level.
Our Favorite Things
Talahi Plant Sale
Held annually since 1964, the Talahi Plant Sale remains KGC’s largest fundraising project and funds many of our philanthropic efforts. This expansive plant sale is being held this year at Westminster Presbyterian Church and boasts a vibrant assortment of plants, shrubs, perennials, home-baked goods, and our ever-popular Green Elephant room.
Learning and Growing
KGC proudly hosts Open Meetings, free to the public, which bring nationally renown speakers such as James Farmer (pictured), Jon Carloftis, and Jane Godshalk to Knoxville. We’re inspired by the passion and expertise they share across a variety of interesting disciplines.
In 1934, The Knoxville Garden Club undertook the responsibility of clearing the grounds at Blount Mansion. This was the beginning of our long-time passion for the garden’s restoration. Our members continue to dedicate a day weekly to work in the garden and enjoy decorating the house in period greenery for Christmas. (Please click video above for information about our Plant Blindness program.)
“I am honored to serve as President of The Knoxville Garden Club and continue the club’s storied history of service, excellence, and community. I offer a warm invitation to explore our site and share our love of flowers, horticulture, conservation, and philanthropy.
See you in the garden!”
What We’re Diggin’
The Knoxville Garden Club is celebrating our 100th Year Anniversary in 2023!
Through volunteer efforts, monetary gifts, and scholarship funds, KGC strives to uphold the long standing tradition of philanthropy that began in 1923. We are proud to support and variety of worthy organizations in our community.
Our vibrant “Geriatric Hikers” group regularly plans gentle hikes and trips to the National Park, notable gardens, and festive events.
Don’t let the name fool you, a variety of ages often join in the fun with this wonderful ladies’ group!
The Knoxville Garden Club awards an annual undergraduate scholarship in the Ornamental Horticulture Department and a Conservation Scholarship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
In addition, KGC works with the University of Tennessee Office of Agricultural Development and other area interested parties to convey information regarding the Garden Club of America Scholarship opportunities.
Please direct all inquiries about The Knoxville Garden Club to:
Knoxville Garden Club • P.O. Box 10992 • Knoxville, Tennessee 37939-0992
Please direct any website issues to: Kristin Williams • firstname.lastname@example.org