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About Southern Blooms Festival

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  • Frieda Utermoehlen Carter
  • Rock-City-flowers

Rock City's Flower Festival and Gardening Event

Come "See" Rock City in all of its spring glory as we celebrate and honor our original gardener, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter. Walk in Frieda's Footsteps and learn about the legacy and heritage of the gardens by our tour guides and Master Gardeners. Meet members of our horticulture team and be a part of planting the gardens. Kids of all ages can enjoy educational make-and-take activities and learn what it takes to make a garden grow!

Hours and Pricing

May 13 - 14, 2017

10am – 5pm


  Adult Child (ages 3-12)
Rock City General Admission $19.95 $11.95
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*Most event activities included with admission

Southern Blooms Activities

Southern Blooms Festival Activities

  • Learn about the history and legacy of Rock City Garden's Founder, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter, through special Walking in Frieda's Footsteps Tours. 
  • Kids learn what it takes to make a garden grow at our Garden 2 Go kid's activity station
  • Fairy Garden Workshops available by advance reservation
  • Enjoy the peaceful sounds of harpist Ellen Shiraef

What's Bloomin'

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Festival Flowers in Bloom

In May, look for these Southern Blooms blooming in our gardens:

Rhododendrons, Native Azaleas, Mountain Laurel, and Rose Campion

Partners & Sponsors

Community Partner

Rock City is proud to support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank as our community partner for the Southern Blooms Festival.

Sponsored By

Southern Blooms Festival is sponsored by Coca-Cola