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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 13 - 14, 2017
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
- 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
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 Chattanooga Area Food Bank as our community partner for the Southern Blooms Festival.
Southern Blooms Festival is sponsored by Coca-Cola