Fountain City (East) Dogwood Trail

Welcome to the Garden Side of the Fountain City Dogwood Trail, where spring comes a little later and lingers longer.

Fountain City (East) Dogwood Trail

Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, United States

Created By: Dogwood Arts

Tour Information

Fountain City East

Dogwood Trails North

5.5 Miles | Trail begins at 2800 Gibbs Drive (37918)

The Garden Side of the Fountain City Trail begins on Historic Gibbs Drive, the definition of a story-book neighborhood, noted since the early 1920’s for its double row of pink dogwoods. With its linear street pattern, broad sidewalks, and spacious façade lawns, this Historic Neighborhood District reflects the characteristics of an early streetcar and automobile suburb in Knoxville. The houses are mainly Craftsman in style but all are unique featuring bungalows, Minimal Traditional, and four squares, an outstanding example of the early twentieth century tread away from elaborate Victorian-era styles to a more simplified appearance.

Stone Columns mark the entrance to another historic neighborhood, Harrill Hills, which dates back to the early 1920’s and is an interesting mix of architectural styles including everything from stone cottages to mid-century ranchers. This charming neighborhood enjoys lots of mature trees with beautiful gardens around every corner.

Colorful plantings of mature azaleas, perennials and wildflowers are abundant along Garden Drive, Dogwood, Crestwood, and Briarcliff Roads.

The Trail climbs halfway up the steep side of Black Oak Ridge to enter Beverly Acres, where handsome houses blend into their forest setting and acid-loving azaleas flourish in the rich woodland loam. You might catch a glimpse of a lovely “weeping dogwood” which is unique to the Knoxville area. Its slender, pliant branches sweep down from the top of the trunk. Wherever it chooses to grow, a weeping dogwood must be left undisturbed; it cannot be transplanted.

The route continues across Broadway at Hotel onto the Panaramic side of the trail.

Open Gardens and Camera Sites

The open gardens and camera sites listed are only open April 1-30. Please visit only when yard signs are displayed.

Camera Site: Available for photos; please do not enter the gardens.

Open Gardens: Open for a self guided tour daily form 10am-6pm.

About Dogwood Arts

Dogwood Arts has a 65-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. With the financial support of corporate sponsors, grant funding, local government investment, and private donors, we produce 20 year-round events and programs that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work, and play.

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What You'll See on the Tour

2800 Gibbs Drive (37918)
5101 Angeles Drive, 37918 Camera Sites are available for photos April 1-30. Please do not enter the gardens. Please take photos only when yard signs are displayed.
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3901 Sam Cooper Road, 37918 Twenty acres with 9 beautiful gardens can be toured during the month of April with the assistance of a printed map and guide provided onsite. This spectacular property features an Azalea Garden filled with over 5... Read more


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