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A good ‘thyme’ at the UT Gardens Gala

Well, it’s officially garden party season in East Tennessee. One of the first and largest of them is the UT Gardens Gala held in the sprawling UT Gardens — yep, the ones you pass on Neyland Drive on your route … Continue reading

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UT Gardens Gala: over-the-top food on a fun Friday

We go to a heck of a lot of events every year and sometimes they all kind of blend together. Very few stand out. But the UT Gardens Gala does. I’m not sure why, but there’s just something different about … Continue reading

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UT Gardens honor major donor — and peonies!

The weather gods smiled upon the UT Gardens Gala, thank goodness, as several hundred supporters gathered to raise money and also raise a glass or two to Henry McIlwaine Jr., whose generosity will fund a new pavilion on the Neyland … Continue reading

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“God’s Answer to Our Prayers”

A few miles from downtown Knoxville — less than 10 minutes, for sure — lies a romantic, unique and inspiring garden called God’s Answer to Our Prayers – or GATOP, for short. It belongs to a brilliant cancer physician and … Continue reading

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Blossoms, biofuels and bearded irises

I pass by the UT Gardens on Neyland Drive several times a week coming and going from downtown Knoxville to parts west. They are mostly a blur to me. But once a year, we attend a fantastic fundraiser there that … Continue reading

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Savage Garden: A magical Fountain City treasure

Arthur Savage, an Englishman, moved to America in 1886 when he was 14 years old to work for his older brother, William, who had a machine shop in Knoxville. Seven years later, Arthur formed a partnership and started a company … Continue reading

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