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.
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December 24, 2019
ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS: CLOSED
Rock City Gardens will be open from 8:30am - 4:00pm on December 24.
The Enchanted Garden of Lights will be closed this evening. Please join us on another night this season.
December 25, 2019
DAYTIME - ROCK CITY GARDENS: CLOSED
Rock City Gardens will be closed from 8:30am - 4:00pm on December 25.
The Enchanted Garden of Lights will be open beginning at 4:00pm.
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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.