Dogwood Trails, including Farragut, set to officially open April 1

Dogwood Arts is celebrating 69 years of blooming trails by featuring the Trails of West Knox County this year, including Farragut (sponsored by Pam Owen, Realtor, Realty Executives Associates) along with Sequoyah Hills, Westmoreland, Deane Hill and West Hills.

“Since 1955, Dogwood Arts has hosted Knoxville’s favorite springtime celebration. What started as a neighborhood beautification project has blossomed into a year-round celebration of our region’s art, culture and natural beauty. With the month of April quickly approaching, Dogwood Arts is gearing up to do it all again with events and programs for the entire community to enjoy,” a Dogwood Arts press release stated.

Knoxville’s historic Dogwood Trails date back to 1955, and today cover more than 90 miles in 13 neighborhoods throughout Knox County.

“The Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens and Camera Sites are open April 1 through April 30, and visitors are invited to drive, walk or bike the Trails as they take in the natural scenic beauty of East Tennessee in the springtime,” the press release futher stated.

Open Gardens and Camera Sites are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.

A ribbon-cutting and community celebration to “officially” open the Dogwood Trails is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, in Talahi Park “along the Sequoyah Hills Dogwood Trail — the first trail, established in 1955,” the release stated. “The event will take place at 1034 Cherokee Boulevard and include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with City of Knoxville and Knox County officials, food vendors, music and a maker market.”

Visitors can find Trailhead addresses, trail maps and a list of Open Gardens, Camera Sites and Walking Trails online at Printed Trail Guides are available at Visit Knoxville, all ORNL Federal Credit Union Branches and the Dogwood Arts office, 123 W. Jackson Avenue in Knoxville.

The Dogwood Trails & Gardens Program is made possible by sponsorship support from ORNL Federal Credit Union, Realty Executives Associates and Town of Farragut.

Find out more at Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty.