Pryse garden open on Oct. 1

Jay FitzOur Town Outdoors, West Knoxville

The riverfront garden of Sharon J. and Joe Pryse will be open for public tours on Saturday, Oct. 1, as part of The Garden Conservancy’s “Open Days” initiative across the country.

“We’re excited to open our garden for the community and look forward to talking with and learning from all who visit,” Sharon J. Pryse, founder and CEO of The Trust Company of Tennessee, said. “The garden is a passion and a labor of love, and we enjoy sharing it with others.”

The garden sits on the banks of the Tennessee River and features multiple paths, a lower lawn and a rose garden that boasts 120 hybrid tea roses. The garden has been featured on HGTV’s Garden Tour and was designed by the late Ryan Gainey.

The event is made available by The Garden Conservancy, an organization with the mission to preserve, share and celebrate America’s gardens and diverse gardening traditions for the education and inspiration of the public.

Pre-registration is required to enter the garden, which will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Admission costs are $5 for conservancy members, $10 for general admission and free for children ages 12 and under.

Register here.


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