Three generations of the Stanley-Davenport family continue to grow plants on land deeded to the family almost 200 years ago.
A portion of the land was deeded to family patriarch Charlie Davenport by Tennessee Governor William Blount’s half brother Willie Blount in the early 1800s. Agriculture was the main focus from the beginning as what was then known as the Davenport Farm became one of the largest wheat producers in Knox County. A century or so later the family grew produce and cut flowers and sold them on Knoxville's Market Square.
Today Charlie Davenport's grandson, Charles Stanley still lives on the family farm, as does his son Monte and Monte's wife Ann Whitney. Around the ancestral farmhouse, Monte has planted trees, shrubs, plants, bulbs, and flowers that are worthy of a botanical garden. The spring-fed pond is a focal point around which many trees and wildlife flourish. Come take a tour around the farm with Monte and see it with all its fall color!
This Saturday, October 14, join us for our first Stanley's Farm Family Festival featuring pumpkin carving, wreath making, fall decorating tips, children’s face painting, photo backdrop for selfies, refreshments, hot cider, and tours of the family farm! We have a fantastic lineup of events, so come in and celebrate the harvest season with your friends at Stanley's Greenhouse! And all events are free.
NOTE: this is a time change on the family farm tour. Originally the tours were scheduled for noon and 3:30 p.m., but due to the 12:00 scheduling of the UT vs. South Carolina game, we have rescheduled the tour to 10:00 a.m.