It’s time again for Easter pictures. As Knoxville comes alive with spring blooms, families across the city are gathering the Easter outfits for the annual photo session. Bright dresses are being pressed, shirt collars straightened, hair combed neatly. Now to find a spot that looks every bit as nice as the kids do. When you’re trying to find the best photo opportunity for your Easter bunnies, check out these five Knoxville locations.
UT Trial Gardens
Located on Neyland Drive along the river, the UT Trial Gardens provide a great location for taking spring pictures. Park in the lot behind the gardens, then tour the grounds until you find just the right blooming shrub or bed of blossoms. In addition to the thousands of plant specimens, you’ll also find a lot of attractive sculpture. Many of the pieces are fashioned from Tennessee Pink Marble and are just the right shade for Easter pastels. With so many options, you’re sure to find the scene to suit you.
Knoxville Botanical Garden
An East Knoxville jewel, the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is located at 2743 Wimpole Ave. Of course you’ll find plenty of blooms to include with your little sprouts, but you’ll also enjoy the stone buildings, the massive cedars, the bamboo forest, and the sweeping view of the Smoky Mountains in the distance.
Meads Quarry Lake
Meads Quarry Lake, part of Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville, is a popular spot in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. While you won’t find too many spring flowers for your photos, you will get a nice view of the water with the massive wall of rock on the other side. A set of old train tracks that recede into the distance also works as a setting. Meads Quarry will be the perfect location if your kiddos are on the more rough-and-tumble side, or if you’d like to present a contrast between the delicate Easter outfit and the more rugged scene.
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Knoxville just off Market Square, Krutch Park offers flowers, a water feature, and several large, fun, brightly colored sculptures. As an added bonus, you could snap a few photos around Market Square as well, if you wanted a more urban setting this Easter.
Fountain City Duck Pond
Head to North Knoxville for this spot. The Duck Pond in Fountain City is located near a city park. The spray of water from the fountain will make a lovely backdrop for the kids in their Easter best. You might even spot a duck or two in the picture.
All Over the City
Narrowing a list like this down to five spots is challenging in a city as pretty as Knoxville can be, especially in the springtime. With so many flowers in bloom, a drive through the many neighborhoods along the Dogwood Trails might just lead you to the home of your dreams with a yard that will be the setting for next year’s Easter pictures.
Contact us at Wood Realtors to make next Easter one in a beautiful new home.