Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Quilt Pattern


Located in Knoxville, this trail stop along the Quilt Trail is part of Knox County, within the East Tennessee region.


The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (KBGA) is located on 47 acres of former Howell Nurseries, featuring walking trails, display gardens, unique & historic horticulture and over two miles of distinctive stone walls and timeless buildings, just five minutes from downtown. KBGA is a privately owned and operated Garden supported through donations and membership. Thanks to our members and local supporters we are able to offer these beautiful Gardens to the public for free!

This quilt pattern, called "Tulips" was commissioned by Merikay Waldvogel, a nationally known expert on quilts and author of several books on quilts. This pattern is unique for the Knox County portion of the quilt trail, since it is an applique pattern. It was especially chosen for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and was painted by Karen Nolt, a local artist in 2009. Karen Nolt also painted the quilt squares located at James White Fort and Ramsey House.

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2743 Wimpole Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee


35.985083 °N, -83.879777 °W