Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Break Field Trip

Horticulture students used part of their spring break time to travel to Knoxville to visit two gardens. The University of Tennessee Gardens is located in the heart of the main campus and is used for evaluating new plant varieties. The Knoxville Botanical Garden is located on the site of the old Howell Nursery. This nursery opened in the late 1700's and continued operating in some capacity for over 200 years. It was responsible for introducing a number of significant landscape plants including Burford holly and Cherokee Chief dogwood.

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