News

The latest about Reflection Riding

  • Annual Giving Campaign Kicks Off!

    We rely on your generous support to fund our operations, educational tours and continued learning programs. Your donation not only supplies food and medical care for our Animal Ambassadors, but also supports staff, equipment and supplies to maintain our 317 acres. To make your contribution call 423-821-1160, or donate on-line.

  • Donate with AmazonSmile

    Shop at smile.amazon.com, select Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center as your charitable organization and you’ll have the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Reflection Riding every time you shop, at no cost to you. Click the box at right or call 423-821-1160 for more information.

  • Reflection Riding is Dog Friendly!

    Reflection Riding now welcomes your furry family members. Our new dog-friendly 317 acres offers everything from easy one-hour walks to heart-pounding hikes if you want to ruff it with your pet. Thanks to Nooga Paws, there are multiple waste stations for your pet located throughout the property. Please leash your pet during your visit!

  • Larry Zehnder - Executive Director

    Larry Zehnder is our Interim Executive Director. Larry was formerly the Administrator of Parks and Recreation for the City of Chattanooga. Agencies he has directed included those with botanical gardens and a regional zoological park. Larry is a Parks specialist and is an exciting addition to Reflection Riding.

Events

Featured happenings at Reflection Riding

  • Guided Educational Tour

    Saturday, December 10th, 1:00 pm • Local historian, Michael Green will lead a Guided Educational Riding tour on our special people mover tram, featuring a guided narrative on the history, plants and wildlife found at Reflection Riding. Call 423-821-1160 for more information. Free to members and those who have paid admission rates to the garden.

  • Looking for a Unique Holiday Gift?

    How about a Behind the Scenes Animal Tour? This exciting gift will take you on a guided tour with wildlife staff through the Native Animal Exhibit, a look at off exhibit animals, a chance to feed the Red Wolves and visit with Todd the red fox. To reserve this gift, call Tish at 423-821-1160, ext. 103.

  • Native Plant Propagation: Seeds

    Saturday, January 14, 2017 • Instructor John Evans • 9 am – 12 pm. This is the first course of the 2017 Certificate in Native Plants educational series. This class will be held at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. For more information, call 423-821-1160 or visit reflectionriding.org.

  • Wauhatchie Trail Race

    Saturday, December 17 • start time 7:30 am • Finish off your year the right way, the best way, with a great run. Beautiful trails on the scenic and historic Lookout  Mountain make the Lookout Mountain 50 miler & 10k a great event for all. Call 423-821-1160 or visit reflectionriding.com for more info.

  • Wildlife Photography Workshop

    Saturday, February 11, 2017 • 9 am to 12:30 pm • Presented by Tom and Pat Cory and the staff at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. This exciting and popular workshop combines lectures and digital shows alternating with hands-on photography. For more info or to register call 423-821-1160 ext. 101.

  • Native Plant Propagation: Cuttings & Divisions

    Saturday, February 11, 2017 • Instructor John Evans • 9 am – 12 pm. This is the second course of the 2017 Certificate in Native Plants educational series. This class will be held at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. For more information, call 423-821-1160 or visit reflectionriding.org.

Fall Operating Schedule: September 5th to January 1st
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closed Monday

Please note the last time to drive through loop is 30 minutes prior to closing.

We are closed to the public but open to members on Thanksgiving Day, 
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419 • 423-821-1160

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship through conservation, education and research
and by connecting people with land, plants and wildlife.