Savage Gardens (Lake City, TN)

Savage Gardens in Lake City are privately owned, however the family graciously opens them to the public during the Knoxville Dogwood Arts Festival.
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1 <strong>Savage Gardens</strong> is located in Lake City, near Norris. Although the gardens are privately owned, during the spring the owners, the Dew family, generously open their property to the public. <em>Directions to the gardens:</em> I-75 north t...

Savage Gardens is located in Lake City, near Norris. Although the gardens are privately owned, during the spring the owners, the Dew family, generously open their property to the public. Directions to the gardens: I-75 north t...

Savage Gardens is located in Lake City, near Norris. Although the gardens are privately owned, during the spring the owners, the Dew family, generously open their property to the public. Directions to the gardens: I-75 north to exit 128 at Lake City. Cross Hwy. 441 to Lovely Bluff Rd. (at one point the sign says "Cob Hollow Rd.) Follow Lovely Bluff Rd. to where Savage Garden Road turns off to the right. Go up the hill to the first driveway on the left. Parking is in the driveway turnaround. On March 27 a public viewing was offered and a large number of people attended. 2817
2 Savage gardens has fantastic limestone rock formations. The north-facing slope and rich soil makes for a spectacular natural rock garden setting. Many of the boulders are covered with plants.

Savage gardens has fantastic limestone rock formations. The north-facing slope and rich soil makes for a spectacular natural rock garden setting. Many of the boulders are covered with plants.

Savage gardens has fantastic limestone rock formations. The north-facing slope and rich soil makes for a spectacular natural rock garden setting. Many of the boulders are covered with plants. 2935
3 I have never seen such a large number of Hepatica plants in one area! The gardens are loaded with many kinds of flowers, including: various Trillium, Shooting Stars, Phacelia, Spring Beauties (Virginia and Carolina), Hepatica, Wild Geranium, Little Bro...

I have never seen such a large number of Hepatica plants in one area! The gardens are loaded with many kinds of flowers, including: various Trillium, Shooting Stars, Phacelia, Spring Beauties (Virginia and Carolina), Hepatica, Wild Geranium, Little Bro...

I have never seen such a large number of Hepatica plants in one area! The gardens are loaded with many kinds of flowers, including: various Trillium, Shooting Stars, Phacelia, Spring Beauties (Virginia and Carolina), Hepatica, Wild Geranium, Little Brown Jugs, Wild Ginger, Trout Lilies, Smooth Rock Cress, Harbinger of Spring, Pennywort, Allegheny Spurge, Rue Anemone, Slender Toothwort, various Violets, and many more. 2771
4 An interesting rock arch.

An interesting rock arch.

An interesting rock arch. 2630
5 This rock had a large hole in it making an interesting frame for a beautiful cluster of Trout Lilies.

This rock had a large hole in it making an interesting frame for a beautiful cluster of Trout Lilies.

This rock had a large hole in it making an interesting frame for a beautiful cluster of Trout Lilies. 2656
6 I didn't realize that this rock resembles a skull until I downloaded my pictures from the camera onto the computer!

I didn't realize that this rock resembles a skull until I downloaded my pictures from the camera onto the computer!

I didn't realize that this rock resembles a skull until I downloaded my pictures from the camera onto the computer! 2436
7 Another large rock arch.

Another large rock arch.

Another large rock arch. 2377
8 Many flowers grow and bloom from out of the rocks! These are Rue Anemones.

Many flowers grow and bloom from out of the rocks! These are Rue Anemones.

Many flowers grow and bloom from out of the rocks! These are Rue Anemones. 2450
9 Trout Lilies thickly carpet this part of the trail in late March.

Trout Lilies thickly carpet this part of the trail in late March.

Trout Lilies thickly carpet this part of the trail in late March. 2643

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