The latest about Reflection Riding

  • Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

    Horse-drawn carriage rides at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. Carriage tours will run Thursday – Sunday first come, first serve during the visitor center hours. To purchase tickets call 423-821-1160 or come to the Reflection Riding Visitor Center, 400 Garden Road.

  • 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 New Executive Director

    Larry Zehnder is our new 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.

  • Annual Giving Campaign

    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, ext. 111 or donate on-line.


Featured happenings at Reflection Riding

  • Hungry Like the Wolf

    Wednesday, July 27th • Gather friends for dinner at 212 Market Restaurant 5-9:30 pm to raise funds to support the Red Wolf. 10% of the evenings proceeds go to support Red Wolf conservation projects at Reflection Riding Arboretum  & Nature Center and Wild South. Contact or call 423-821-1160 ext 111.

  • Flying Squirrel Bar Fundraising Event

    Wednesday, August 10th • 5 pm till close. Come have a drink or dinner at Flying Squirrel Bar and help raise funds for Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. Location: Flying Squirrel, 55 Johnson Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408. For more information contact or call 423-821-1160, ext. 111.

  • Fall Native Plant Sale!

    Thursday, September 8th, Members Only Pre-Sale from 2-7 pm. Friday and Saturday, Open to the Public Sale from 9 am to 4 pm. We will have just the plants you need for a native natural garden propagated especially for this area. For more information please call 423-821-1160 ext. 111 or email

  • Wild Ones Pollinators Class

    Saturday, August 13th • 9 am – 12 pm. Join Wild Ones for a Certificate In Native Plants class supporting the importance of native pollinators and how you can create a garden that attracts pollinators. Cost: Nonmember Adults $45; Members $35. Reservations:

Summer Operating Schedule: May 28th to September 4th
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closed Monday

*Open Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day

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

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