Nashville Lawn and Garden Show announces 2018 Dates

 

Nashville, TN – The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show will return to The Fairgrounds Nashville, Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March 4, 2018. The four-day, indoor Show will include live garden displays, lectures, vendors, floral designs, and special programing, including the popular Tennessee Wine Festival on Saturday afternoon. This year’s theme, Guerrilla Gardening and the Urban Jungle, will highlight topics such as small space gardens, urban horticulture, aquaponics, community gardens, and more.

 

The centerpiece of the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is the walk-through, interactive garden displays from some of Middle Tennessee’s top landscape and gardening companies. The garden area will include some first-time participants this year and several new spaces will be added in the garden building. An extensive schedule of free lectures from guest experts and the Davidson County Master Gardeners is offered each day on a variety of wonderful topics.  For shoppers and green thumbs alike, the Marketplace is filled with more than 175 vendors with 300 exhibit booths offering a variety of plants, seeds, home décor, gardening equipment, books, and free advice for your next gardening project. The region’s top floral designers showcase their talents in the floral design gallery. 

 

Now in its 29th year, the Nashville Lawn and Garden show is Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event.  More than 18,000 people from around the mid-south region visit the Show each year.  The family friendly Show is indoors and is fully handicapped accessible.  On-site parking is available and shuttles are provided. The Fairgrounds Nashville is located at 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville.  

 

Additional Show information will be announced in the coming months; tickets will be available online in late 2017.  Follow Nashville Lawn and Garden Show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or sign up for the email newsletter at www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com to receive updates. 

 

Deadline for exhibit booth reservations for the 2018 show is January 1, 2018.  For additional information, call the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show office at 615-772-6809
or visit www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.



Wine Festival Returns to 2018 Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

March 3 event features Tennessee wines

 The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show will partner with the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance to present a one-day-only Wine Festival during its traditional four-day Show at The Fairgrounds Nashville on Saturday, March 3.  Featuring wines from more than a dozen wineries, the Saturday Wine Festival will be noon until 5 p.m.

 

Wine Festival wrist bands will be available inside the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show.  Each wrist band will allow the purchaser to enjoy wine tastings, a complimentary wine glass, and have the opportunity to purchase wine produced in the Volunteer State.  

Wine Festival Details:
WHAT:  Wine Festival at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
WHEN:  Saturday, March 3  - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Fairgrounds Nashville (previously called Tennessee State Fairgrounds), Nashville
COST:  $13 wrist band, in addition to admission to the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show (Tickets to the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show are $12 for adults or $11 for seniors 65 and older.)
TICKETS:  Online and also available on-site.

 

Note that the Wine Festival will be located in the agriculture building rather than in the garden building, allowing for new wineries in addition to more gardens. ID’s will be checked and anyone entering the Wine Festival area must present a valid photo ID, age 21 and older.

The Nashville Lawn and Garden show is Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event. In addition to the Marketplace, visitors can enjoy gardens showcasing displays from some of Middle Tennessee’s top landscape and gardening companies; walk through the floral design gallery where more than 20 of the region’s top floral designers display their work; and enjoy free lectures offered on a variety of home and gardening topics. This year, there will be numerous activities for children. The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show opens March 1 and continues through March 4 at The Fairgrounds Nashville. 

For additional information, call the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show office at 615-772-6809
or visit www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

 


Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Announces 2018 Award Winners

 

 C Jackson Designs of Rockvale was awarded the Best in Show Award at the annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, presented Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March 4, at The Fairgrounds Nashville.

 

Additional awards for garden design and product displays were presented to companies and organizations from Davidson, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties in Tennessee, and two additional states. Award winners were: 

 

Nature’s Best Lawn and Landscape, Nolensville, TN - Ernie Hansel Craftsman Award for best use of construction elements in a garden and Horticultural Association of Tennessee Award for best use of plant materials;
Master Gardeners of Davidson County, Nashville, TN - Plant Awareness Award for best use of clear and accurate labeling;
Ponds by David, Mt. Juliet, TN - Reflection Award for the best use of water in a garden;
Josiah Lockard & Middle Tennessee Lawns, Hermitage, TN - Spectrum Award for best use of color in a garden;
Milkweed and Honey Farm & Farm in the City Community Garden, Nashville, TN - Alice Ann Chapman Environmental Award for garden showing sensitivity toward the environment;
Lone Oak Farm & Peacescapes, Nashville, TN - Floyd MacDonald Creativity Award for creativity and innovation in garden design;
Natural Creations, Nashville, TN and Southern Native Landscape Design, Hendersonville, TN - Show Theme Award for the garden which most clearly displays this year’s theme of “Guerrilla Gardening and the Urban Jungle;” the duo also received the Designers’ Choice Award for Best Garden.
 

Exhibitors in the vendor marketplace were honored as follows: 

§  Born in a Barn, Franklin, KY- 1st Place for Hard Goods Exhibit Booth

§  D.H. Interiors – Runner Up for Hard Goods Exhibit Booth

§  Hewitt Garden Center, Franklin, TN - 1st Place for Green Goods Exhibit Booth

§  Colonial Creek Farm, Swainsboro, GA – Runner Up for Green Goods Exhibit Booth

 

The People’s Choice Award was presented to Jim Knestrick of Knestrick by Design for his floral design.

 

The show’s spectacular live gardens cover nearly an acre of space indoors, bringing an early taste of spring to Nashville.  The free daily lectures offer advice and inspiration from experts.  More than 175 exhibitors from a dozen states participate in the Show, the largest annual gardening event in the state.

 

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is presented by the Nashville Lawn and Garden Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. Proceeds from this year’s Nashville Lawn and Garden Show will benefit the Nashville Tree Foundation, Walden’s Puddle, Twelve Apostles Eagle Scout Project, and other community horticultural programs.

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show was proud to support the Twelve Apostles Eagle Scout Project. The trees have been planted!

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