Welcome to the UT Arboretum Society

Please visit our East Tennessee public plant collections and forest to hike our trails.

A New Auditorium - Help Us Build It

The auditorium that will be built at the UT Arboretum is well on its way to being funded and we need your help to reach our target. Having improved facilities for public access and enjoyment was identified as one of six goals for the Arboretum Endowment Fund more than three years ago. UT-Battelle, B&W Technical Services, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Energy Solutions and the local credit unions including Y-12, Enrichment, and ORNL have pledged $556,000 toward the construction of the auditorium. To date approximately $426,000 has been received.

The new building will allow us to provide educational opportunities during inclement weather and in the evening, and will offer greatly enhanced options for classes and other instruction. A primary purpose is to provide outdoor and environmental education for children, youth, and adults of all ages from Oak Ridge and the East Tennessee area.

Please consider a tax-deductible gift today that will help build much-needed indoor space to enjoy and learn about the great outdoors any time of year. UTAS will contribute money to the “Arboretum Auditorium Gift Fund” this year because we are very close to making this dream a reality. We encourage others to join with us and make a gift that will help us cross the finish line for this initiative.

Send your tax-deductible gift to:

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Office of Institutional Advancement
114 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Please make checks payable to the “University of Tennessee Foundation” designated for the “Arboretum Auditorium Gift Fund.”
Contact information 865-974-5779 Email UTIAadvancement@tennessee.edu