Monday, March 31, 2014

Armstrong Lockett House and W. P. Tomes Memorial Gardens

The Armstrong Lockett House and W.P. Tomes Memorial Gardens are located in Knoxville, Tennessee.  This southern antebellum home was built in 1834 and was once part of a 600 acre farm.  The gardens here are beautiful.  There are formal Italian gardens which include nine terraces and five fountains which lead right down to the Tennessee River.  There are plenty of blooming plants, including roses and magnolias.  For those who like a little history, the house is well-worth the visit. Inside is a collection of 18th century antique furniture and English silver dating back to the 1600s.

  Admission to tour the house and gardens is $7.00 for adults.  Children under 12 are admitted free.  The gardens are open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

14 comments:

  1. Cool aerial view. I know someone who lives there - should find out if he's ever visited the gardens.

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    1. If he hasn't, he most definitely should!

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    1. Yes, it does. But I'm not doing the challenge on this blog - only on Mama Diaries.

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  3. Hi human, Sherry,

    It looks so pretty. I love blooming flowers. Wonder if they'd mind me taking my human for a walk in there?

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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    1. With your charm, I'm sure they'd make an exception and let you walk your human there!

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  4. I wouldn't mind paying $7.00. It looks very beautiful. Do you reckon a kid at heart gets a discount?

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  5. nice combo of house, gardens, down to a river. it's got it all. TN is such a pretty state.

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  6. Looks beautiful, and no ants :)
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    1. I'm not doing the challenge on this blog. But I will be doing it on my Mama Diaries blog. Thanks for stopping by, though.

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  7. It looks wonderful. It seems to have a European feel about it too. Definitely somewhere to visit when in the area!
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