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Dogwood Trails to open April 1st kicking off spring celebration
March 25, 2024, 11:15 p.m.

Follow the pink lines to spring on over 90 miles of blooming dogwood trails

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Dogwood Arts trail in Sequoyah Hills; Image by Jeaneane Payne

KNOXVILLE – Since 1955, Dogwood Arts has hosted Knoxville’s favorite springtime celebration. What started as a neighborhood beautification project, has blossomed into a year-round celebration of our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. With the month of April quickly approaching, Dogwood Arts is gearing up to do it all again with events and programs for the entire community to enjoy.

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Dogwood Arts trail; Image by Jeaneane Payne

Knoxville’s historic Dogwood Trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 90 miles in 13 neighborhoods throughout the city. The Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites are open April 1-30th and visitors are invited to drive, walk, or bike the Trails as they take in the natural scenic beauty of East Tennessee in the springtime. Open Gardens and Camera Sites are open 10AM-6PM daily. Dogwood Arts is celebrating 69 years of blooming trails by featuring the Trails of West Knoxville this year: Sequoyah Hills, Westmoreland, Deane Hill, West Hills, and Farragut. A ribbon-cutting and community celebration to ‘officially’ open the Dogwood Trails is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th from 5-7:30PM in Talahi Park along the Sequoyah Hills Dogwood Trail (the first trail, established in 1955). The event will take place at 1034 Cherokee Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37919 and include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with City and County officials, food vendors, music, and a maker market.

Visitors can find Trailhead addresses, trail maps, and a list of Open Gardens, Camera Sites, and Walking Trails online. Printed Trail Guides are available at Visit Knoxville, all ORNL Federal Credit Union Branches, and the Dogwood Arts office (123 W. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902).

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Dogwood Arts trail in Fountain City; Image by Shannon Herron

The Dogwood Trails & Gardens Program is made possible by sponsorship support from ORNL Federal Credit Union, Realty Executives Associates, and the Town of Farragut. The realtors listed below proudly support this neighborhood beautification program, recognizing and celebrating the commitment and efforts of Trail residents across Knoxville. Trail Sponsors help preserve the legacy of the Historic Dogwood Trails for all to enjoy.

2024 Dogwood Trail Sponsors:

● Lakemoor Hills: Sara Price, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Chapman Highway: Tiana Winter, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Island Home: Carrie Poteat, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Sequoyah Hills: Colleen Boehr, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Westmoreland: Alexis Guindi, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Deane Hill: Steven Hardison, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● West Hills: Marian Epps, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Farragut: Pam Owen, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● North Hills: Terri Kerr, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Fountain City: Dylan Martin, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Holston Hills: Claire Hyrka, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Halls/Timberline: Mary Kidwell, Realtor®, Realty Executives Associates
● Morningside: Realty Executives Associates

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Dogwood blossoms; Image by Jeaneane Payne

Several events are scheduled throughout the month to celebrate the efforts of trail residents and showcase these spectacular neighborhoods. *These events are not hosted by Dogwood Arts

Chapman Highway Dogwood Trail Kickoff Celebration: April 6th 9AM-2PM
● CommonPlace Coffee + Community (6000 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, 37920)
● Food Trucks, Local Artists and Vendors, Music

West Hills Dogwood Trail Celebration: April 6th 9AM-12PM
● John Bynon Park (7624 Sheffield Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909)
● Dogwood tree dedication celebrating the 60th anniversary of the West Hills Community Association in honor of five outstanding neighborhood volunteers. Local artists, food trucks, Master Gardener Q&A, and volunteer cleanup along West Hills Park.

Talahi Plant Sale: April 20th 9AM-2PM
● Westminster Presbyterian Church (6500 S. Northshore Dr. Knoxville, 37919)
● Benefitting the Knoxville Garden Club. Native plants dug straight from members’ gardens along with herbs, trees, shrubs, annuals, homemade baked goods, and the ever-popular green elephant sale.

Holston Hills Garden Club Plant Sale: May 4th 9AM-2PM
● Holston Hills Community Park (Chilhowee & Wyndcroft Dr.)

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum Spring Plant Sale: May 4th 9AM-3PM
● 2649 Boyds Bridge Pike Knoxville, 37914 (Carriage House)

Find out more at 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.

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Dogwood trail; Image by Jeaneane Payne

Dogwood Trails & Gardens Ribbon-Cutting & Community Celebration
Thursday, April 4th from 5-7:30PM
Sequoyah Hills Dogwood Trail (Talahi Park: 1034 Cherokee Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37919)
There will be a ribbon-cutting with City Officials at 5PM followed by a community ‘block party’ with food vendors, live music, and a maker market. (free public event)

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