Jim Richards, Executive Director
Flower, Shrubs and Trees, oh my! It’s always an exciting time here at the gardens when the first signs of color start emerging from winter’s deep sleep. It not only signals that spring is just around the corner, but that many fun events here at KBGA are about take place.
In April our annual Hats in Bloom Luncheon takes over our welcome center. How much fun to see the gardens full of beautiful ladies and colorful hats enjoying a fabulous lunch in a very special garden. If you have never attended, plan this year to make it a part of your annual celebration in the gardens. What a great way to start the weekend, stay for the rest of the day and enjoy an afternoon of fun and hats.
In June, we celebrate the increasingly popular Summer Solstice Dinner. This year the dinner will take place on Friday evening in an open meadow highlighted with vegetables grown right here at the gardens in our center for urban agricultural. What could be better than an evening taking in all the beautiful scenery overlooking the views of the mountains with hundreds of your closest friends all the while supporting local agriculture here at the gardens?
One of Knoxville premiere parties, The Green Thumb Gala, takes place on the Sunday of the first weekend in October. This should be on everyone’s bucket list. Don’t miss the Gala and its live and silent auction to benefit the expanding gardens here at KBGA. What a great way celebrate one of the gardens’ most beautiful months of the year!
It’s going to be an exciting year as we forge ahead making KBGA a regional attraction and revealing this hidden gem of East Knoxville to all.
Stay tuned! I look forward to seeing you in the gardens soon!