Created By: Dogwood Arts
Dogwood Trails South
2.5 Miles | Trail Begins at 1906 Maplewood Drive (37920)
The historic Island Home Park Trail winds thru a beautiful riverside neighborhood where abundant dogwood trees fill the boulevards and adorn the many cottage gardens. This early 20th century streetcar suburb was developed on the19th century farm of wealthy merchant Perez Dickinson. Many of its charming homes and gardens were built during the first decades of the 20th century. Most of the original houses and streetscapes remain and the area is home to the city's largest concentration of Bungalow-style houses. The use of river stone on piers and porches of classic bungalows is unique to the neighborhood, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout this vibrant neighborhood, stately old trees and newer replacements for dogwoods and hardwoods lost after 100 years create a lovely landscape.
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.
For more information, please visit dogwoodarts.com/trailsandgardens