Southern Blooms Festival
Celebrate the beauty of southern blooms during this premiere garden event! This garden event includes garden tours, workshops, demonstrations, special vendors, book signings, music, and a premiere garden series honoring Rock City's original gardener, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter.
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May 3 & 4, 2014
*Event Included with Regular Rock City Admission
The Southern Blooms Festival is full of events for the garden enthusiasts!
- The Frieda Utermoehlen Carter Garden Series - Join us on the Cliff Terrace Porch as we hear from some of the South's finest speakers as they share their expertise on gardening, food, storytelling, and more...Southern Style!
- Group Garden Tours led by Rock City's Director of Horticulture and Chattanooga's Master Gardeners will be available each morning. Limited space available, first come first serve. Tours begin promptly at the Rock City Ticket Desk at 9:00am
- Workshops - daily interactive workshops. Full schedule below.
- Enjoy Southern cuisine and the best view around at the all new Cafe 7 featuing Southern Blooms specials - including special menu offerings from Virginia Willis. Located at Lovers Leap, seating available 11am-4pm
- Kids Activities - Make-And-Take Recycled Newspaper Pots and plant your own seed activity, daily 10am-4pm. Rock Climbing Wall**, Panning for Gems**, Fairyland Forrest Makeovers** Visit Rocky's Haus...along the Enchanted Trail just before you enter magical Fairyland Caverns. Meet Rocky the Elf and have your picture taken as Rocky helps us celebrate Southern Blooms! (Open daily, 10am - 3pm.)
- Live Music - Enjoy live music throughout the gardens (featuring: The Old Time Travelers / Old Time Music and other local musicians).
- Local artisan vendors will be on site with handmade garden items and related gifts. Vendors include...the Georgia Winery, the Lookout Mountain Beautiful Garden club and more! Daily 10am-4pm. Vendors will be located near Lovers Leap.
**A small additional charge may apply for some activities.
The Frieda Utermoehlen Carter Garden Series
Join us on the Cliff Terrace Porch at Lovers Leap as we hear from some of the South's finest speakers as they share their expertise on gardening, food, storytelling and more...Southern Style!
Details Coming Soon
Enjoy live music throughout the gardens featuring The Old Time Travelers / Old Time Music
Daily interactive workshops and demonstrations at the Pavilion.
Details Coming Soon
In May, look for these southern blooms blooming in our gardens:
- Native Azaleas
- Mountain Laurel
- Rose Campion
Rock City is proud to support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank as our community partner for the Southern Blooms Festival. We are partering with Gaining Ground to invite local farms, growers, food artisans, and chefs to be a part of this year's festival.
Southern Blooms Festival is Sponsored By Coca-Cola.
*Additional charges apply for food, drinks, some activities, & accessories. Rock City Admission is required to enter the park and festival.