Dunaway Gardens

Opened originally in 1934 as a theatrical training ground for some of the country’s most beloved stage performances, Dunaway Gardens is a one of a kind rock and floral garden that boasts unsurpassed beauty throughout the seasons.

Home, for a time, to Minnie Pearl and frequented during the 1930s and 1940s by a cast of colorful visitors, fans, and friends, including Walt Disney, Dunaway grew to become a local treasure.

Restoration of this memorable site began in the summer of 2000. Dunaway Gardens is now described as one of the south’s largest natural rock and floral gardens. There are spring-fed pools, stone waterfalls and extensive hand-laid rock paths, walls, and staircases throughout the approximately twenty five acre tract.