The Trust Company of Tennessee’s founder opens riverfront garden to public on Oct. 1

September 9, 2022

The riverfront garden of Sharon J. and Joe Pryse will be open for public tours on Saturday, Oct. 1, as part of The Garden Conservancy’s “Open Days” initiative across the country.

“We’re excited to open our garden for the community and look forward to talking with and learning from all who visit,” Sharon J. Pryse, founder and CEO of The Trust Company of Tennessee, said. “The garden is a passion and a labor of love, and we enjoy sharing it with others.”

The garden sits on the banks of the Tennessee River and features multiple paths, a lower lawn and a rose garden that boasts 120 hybrid tea roses. The garden has been featured on HGTV’s Garden Tour and was designed by the late Ryan Gainey.

The event is made available by The Garden Conservancy, an organization with the mission to preserve, share and celebrate America’s gardens and diverse gardening traditions for the education and inspiration of the public.

Pre-registration is required to enter the garden, which will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Admission costs are $5 for conservancy members, $10 for general admission and free for children ages 12 and under.

Visit gardenconservancy.org/open-days/garden-directory/joe-and-sharon-pryse to register.

The riverfront garden of Sharon J. and Joe Pryse will be open for public tours on Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., as part of The Garden Conservancy’s “Open Days” initiative across the country. Preregistration is required and available at https://www.gardenconservancy.org. (Photo Credit: Finch Photography)

About The Trust Company of Tennessee

Founded in 1987 by Sharon J. Pryse, The Trust Company of Tennessee is a state-chartered trust company with more than $4.5 billion under management and more than 85 employees. Based in Knoxville, the firm also has offices in Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities. The company helps individuals, families, business owners and nonprofits make better financial decisions through wealth management, corporate retirement and personal trust services. For more information, visit thetrust.com.