Sunday, April 27, 2014

Racheff House and Gardens

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee and established in 1947, the Racheff House and Gardens is the former property of steel magnate, Ivan Racheff.  Upon his death in 1970, he bestowed it to the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs.  The gardens include a wildflower garden, Japanese Tea House, water garden, and a formal garden with statues and fountains. It's a great place to picnic and learn a little about the plants and trees.

Admission is free.  Hours are generally daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but since it's run by volunteers, those hours aren't always reliable.  It's best to check before you go.

16 comments:

  1. I would definitely call ahead if I were going there! It would be a long way to go just to be disappointed.
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    1. You'd definitely want to call ahead.

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  2. We go through Knoxville on our way to Arkansas. We'll have to stop sometime.

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    1. Call ahead to make sure the place will be open.

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  3. I tend to like wildflowers a lot. This sounds really pleasant

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  4. This wrought-iron fence is what I would like but it is way too expensive so I'm getting a 6 ft split-rail with horse wire ...... least expensive way for me to go. I love to look at gardens and now I will have a better garden too, when I can keep the deer out. Ha

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    1. We got a wrought iron fence for our backyard, and it's working nicely to keep out the deer!

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  5. Looks like a very peaceful place, Sherry. I trust the flowers are beautiful too?

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    1. The flowers are nice. They're not as spectacular as other gardens, but they're still nice.

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  6. That looks awesome. I wish I had the space for a garden.

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  7. Hi human, Sherry,

    I shall mostly certainly check before I go. I could take my human there for a picnic.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. Good idea. I'm sure your human would like it.

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