Botanical Gardens Greenway

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
[email protected]
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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0.9 miles
Main Loop: 0.9 miles
Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, pushing strollers, using wheelchairs
Hours: dawn till dusk
Lights: none
Difficulty: easy
Surface: chatt (packed, crushed gravel)
Facilities: restrooms during visitor center hours
Watershed: Williams Creek
Connects to: Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum
Parking: 30 spaces in main gravel lot
KATRoute 34 - 2 minute walk
Houston St. at Hillside Ave.
City Council District: 6
Botanical Gardens Greenway

 2743 Wimpole Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914

East Knoxville

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Directions from I-40:  Take Exit 390 to Cherry Street. Follow Cherry Street for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Magnolia Avenue. After 0.6 miles, turn right onto N. Castle Street. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Wimpole Avenue. The Visitors Center will be on your right after 0.5 miles.

Directions from Downtown: Take Summit Hill Drive, east from downtown and cross over James White Parkway. Follow Summit Hill until it becomes Dandridge Avenue, which becomes Brooks Avenue at Wilder Place. Follow Brooks Avenue, turn left on Biddle Street, turn right on Boyd’s Bridge Pike, turn left onto Parish Street, and then left onto Wimpole Avenue.

The Botanical Gardens Greenway consists of packed chatt, or crushed gravel. This greenway is truly an experience for those that enjoy flowers and plants of all seasons, as it meanders through the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. The greenway also boasts vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains on a clear day.

Explore the Botanical Gardens Greenway on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014)

Click here to view other virtual treks of greenways, trails, and attractions around Knoxville.

Future plans are to connect the Botanical Gardens Greenway east to Sarah Moore Greene Elementary and Sarah Moore Greene Greenway, south to the Williams Creek Golf Course, and north to Austin East High School, Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center, and Claude Walker Ballfields

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