Bloomsday offers something for everyone

By: Nick Bona Email
By: Nick Bona Email

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) – Bloomsday wrapped up Sunday evening, bringing to an end the Friends of the University of Tennessee Gardens yearly celebration of horticultural beauty.

The annual event offered more than a glimpse of exotic plants and flowers, including a chance to talk with some of the best gardeners in the south. If you've had problem with your perennials, or agonized over annuals in the past, the gardens guardians were there to help out.

"The UT Gardens are here as research, teaching and demonstration gardens,” said James Newburn, curator of the gardens. “We are a public garden that is open to the public and we like to demonstrate to people what plants are available and what plants are best suited to grow here in East Tennessee"

In case Bloomsday festival goers weren’t green thumbs, organizers also arranged live music, a variety of food vendors and an insect petting zoo.

This year marks the gardens 25th anniversary. Bloomsday has been held for the last six years.

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