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About Southern Blooms Festival
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 12, 13, 19, & 20, 2018
10am – 5pm
|Adult||Child (ages 3-12)|
|Rock City General Admission||$19.95||$11.95|
*Most event activities included with admission
Southern Blooms Activities
Southern Blooms Festival Activities
See Rock City in full bloom during this flower festival and gardening event. There's fun for the whole family, including garden tours and kids' activities, plus Southern Blooms dining specials and garden-themed souvenirs!
Learn about the history and legacy of Rock City Garden’s Founder, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter, through special Walking in Frieda’s Footsteps Tour.
Kid’s 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.
*Some activities additional cost.
Enchanted Mother's Day Lunch
Celebrate Mother's Day at this Special Event
Allow us to pamper Mom, and your family, at our Enchanted Mother's Day Lunch! Skip the "Mother's Day restaurant crowds" and walk right in to a beautifully set table waiting just for you. Enjoy a freshly prepared three-course meal, all while enjoying the beautiful melodies of a live harp performance. After lunch, take a stroll along the Enchanted Trail and enjoy the beauty and wonder of Rock City Gardens. Mom will have memories to last a lifetime!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Big Rock Grill at Rock City Gardens
Children (ages 3-12): $23.95
Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Adult tickets include admission to Rock City Gardens, Table Service Lunch, one souvenir photo with Mom, and fresh flower stem. Child tickets include admission to Rock City Gardens, Table Service Lunch, and coloring sheet with crayons.
*Discounted annual passholder reservations are available. Please call 423-475-8988 for reservations.
When purchasing tickets, please indicate your meal selection for each guest.
Chicken Milano: A pasta and chicken dish with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil served with grilled asparagus. Choice of Strawberry Cream Pie or Raspberry Cheesecake for dessert.
Chicken Tenders: Served with Macaroni and Cheese and Mashed Potatoes. Choice of Strawberry Cream Pie or Raspberry Cheesecake for dessert.
Coca-Cola products, iced tea and coffee available with either meal.
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
Rock City is proud to support the Family Connections Supervised Visitation Center as our community partner for the Southern Blooms Festival.