This year's Show will offer multiple activities for children of all ages, all 4 days of the Show. Be sure to check the daily schedule at the Show entrance for additional demonstrations and activities.

Do you want to create your own bluebird house? Listen to stories? Meet live animals? Enjoy beautiful butterflies? Don't miss this year's Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, with interactive activities for children of all ages! 

Special thank you to Lou Anne Williams with the Nashville Public Library, the Adventure Science Center, Dawn Helfand, Randall Connor, Kathy Bates with Rebel Hill Florist, Herb Society of Nashville, Gayle Jaggers, Sizwe Herring, Charles White, Linden Waldorf School, Paula Peace, and Joe Willis.

Activities scheduled for the Children's Garden include:

Thursday, March 1

1pm – 3pm: Powerful Pollinators with Adventure Science Center -  A matching game to pair different pollinators to the flowers that they would most likely pollinate.


Friday, March 2

11am:  Drumming and Dancing with Charles White

12pm:  Tea Party with Southern Charm Tea Room

1pm – 3pm: Ice Cream Cone Planters with Adventure Science Center - A chance to make your own biodegradable planter. and Seed Sleuths - Explore the very beginnings of beautiful gardens by examining seeds with a magnifying glass.

3pm:  Tea Party with Southern Charm Tea Room

4pm:  Sweet Plantings of Succulents


Saturday, March 3

10am – 12pm:  The Snake in the Grass with Adventure Science Center - In the Tennessee spring and summer, these animals are often found slithering away in our yards. Come learn all about these helpful garden citizens as you touch snakeskin, see a real skeleton, figure out how to identify our state's most common species, and meet Adventure Science Center's own Eastern Chain Kingsnake!

12pm:  Tea Party with Southern Charm Tea Room

1pm:  Rosie's Garden:  Create a mini garden

2pm:  Plant an herb

3pm: Tea Party with Southern Charm Tea Room

4pm:  Sunflowers activity and story


Sunday, March 4

10 am – 12pm:  Preparing for a Wetter Nashville with Adventure Science Center - Using a DIY kit to teach about the importance of green spaces in urban environments.

1pm:  Daisy Bouquet with Rebel Hill Florist


Other activities: Meet our live chickens, love bombing, stories, herbs, worms and more.

*Please register if you plan to attend the tea parties; follow the link and scroll to the bottom to sign up!

Special thanks to Southern Charm Tea Room, Bell Buckle, for providing the teas for our tea parties!

2018 Schedule of Children's Activities

Other Child-Friendly Activities throughout the Show include:

In the Lecture Hall:

Saturday, March 3, 5pm:  Bluebird Workshop presented by Kent Hiday, WildBirds Unlimited, Nashville, TN,; $20 fee includes your birdhouse kit. **Space is limited to 25 participants. Please register online or at the door.

In the Gardens:

GARDEN 8 -  Meet live baby chicks

GARDEN 12 -  LIVE Butterflies! The Buttefly Farm in the City: Attracting Butterflies Butterfly Coloring for Kids and Adults

GARDEN 23  - Meet the animal ambassadors of Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Center of Greater Nashville