Flora and Fauna

Tree canopy
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We are a Level 4 Certified Arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Tree Council.
Rhododendron flowers
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Whatever season, there are so many plants to see.
Fly Poison Flower
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Spring and early fall are peak wildflower season.
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The UT Arboretum is a home for multiple bird species. Our bluebird trail is monitored as a joint project with the Tennessee Bluebird Society. Bring your binoculars!
Deer in field
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A TWRA Wildlife Observation Area and Wildlife Refuge.
Holly Garden Entrance
Elmore Holly Collection
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The Elmore Holly Collection contains over 200 species of the genus Ilex and is accessed from either Arboretum Drive or the Heath Cove Trail.
Tennessee Urban Forestry Concil Sign
Tennessee Urban Foresty Council
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The UT Arboretum is a Level 4 Accredited Member.