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, 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.


Featured happenings at Reflection Riding

  • Cuba: its plants and people

    Saturday, February 18 • 2:00 pm • Join Hale and Susan Booth for stories of rare plants and what it was like to be in Cuba on the week of Fidel Castro’s funeral. Sponsored by Tennessee Valley Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and Reflection Riding. Call 423-821-1160 for more info. Seating is limited.

  • Historical Tram Tour

    Saturday, February 11 • 1:00 p.m. • Join Dr. Nick Honerkamp at Reflection Riding for our tram tour with an archaeological overview of Native American prehistory in the Reflection Riding properties. Members Free; Non-members: price of admission to park. Call 423-821-1160 for reservations.

  • 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

Winter Operating Schedule: January 2nd to February 28th, 2017
Open Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday through Friday
Members have access to pedestrian trails and gardens 7 days a week year-round

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

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