Southern Blooms Festival
Rock City's Flower Festival and Gardening Event
See Rock City in full bloom at this flower-filled festival! Discover a real life fairy garden, enjoy the sounds of live harp music, and buy a plant to start a little enchantment in your own yard. Specialty spring treats from food locations around the garden will delight!
May | 2021
New This Year: Fairies
Fairies are flying into Rock City! Can you find the mischievous fairies? They will be playing in Gnome Valley!
New this Year: Living Fountain
This unique character performance will combine the art of mime and the grace of character work to bring to life a beautiful, working and living fountain! Located in the pavilion.
Frieda’s Flower Sale
Purchase a starter plant of one of these gorgeous species: Patriot Hosta, Stained Glass Hosta, Daybreak Coreopsis, & Color Guard Yucca! Located in the pavilion.
Relax at Lover’s Leap with the sounds of Ellen Shiraef (May 8-9) and Mary Brown (May 15-16). Located at Cliff Terrace Porch.
Fairy Garden Workshop
Join us at 2:00pm at the Pavilion for a Fairy Garden Workshop. We will also be helping guests make them throughout the day. Fairy Garden Kits start at $29.95.
Kid’s Planting Kit
This year’s Make-And-Take kid’s activity will be prepackaged for the family the take home and make. Planting kit includes a biodegradable flower pot, soil, and seeds. Located in the pavilion and included with admission!
Rocky’s Scavenger Hunt
Join Rocky on a virtual scavenger hunt through Rock City! Rocky is looking for a beehive with honey. Can you help him? Guests can scan the QR code at the Ticket Desk to start their journey.
October 31, 2021
PREMIERE EVENT TIMED TICKET: Rocktoberfest
Entry for Rock City Gardens during the Rocktoberfest event currently requires reservations. Click Buy Now to select your visit date and time.
Rock City is located in the Eastern Time Zone.
* Valid for one year from date of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable.
For most events, event activities end 1 hour prior to closing. For entry times within 2 hours of closing, a 20% discount is automatically taken off the purchase price due to event activity end times.
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Mother's Day Tea
Mother's Day Tea
Treat Mom to an elegant tea with soaring views at historic Grandview on Lookout Mountain. Tickets include an enchanted tea, timed-entry to Rock City for the Southern Blooms Festival, and a keepsake plant for mom.
11:00am or 2:00pm
*Seating begins 30 minutes prior to tea time
*Special pricing for Annual Passholders available – reserve here.
- Tea Sandwiches – Cucumber Salad, Pimento Cheese, Chicken Salad
- English Cheddar Wedge
- Blueberry Scone
- Fresh Fruit
- Lemon Bar
- Dark Chocolate Half-Dipped Apricot
- Edible Flower
- Hot Tea
- Iced Tea
- Grandview Signature Citrus Blush Punch
- Coca-Cola Products
Big Rock Grill
- Delicious homemade Chicken Salad Sandwich served on a croissant roll
- Local Spring Salad with Green Goddess dressing
- Specialty Drink: The Southern Bloom – a blend of butterfly pea tea and lemonade! This sweet treat is not only delicious, but mesmerizing to see!
- Specialty Appetizer: Southern Spring Roll with spring veggies and flowers
- Specialty Entrée: Bloomin’ Bowl
- Specialty Dessert: Rhubarb Crisp with Clumpies Vanilla Ice Cream
Partners & Sponsors
Southern Blooms Festival Community Partner:
The Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults has been serving the Tennessee Valley community for 140 years through professional counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention services.