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Nashville’s Changing Landscape Inspires Garden Show

30th Annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show opens February 28, 2019


Nashville’s most beloved gardening event will celebrate 30 years with Changing Times, Changing Gardens, a Show designed to reflect the changing landscapes of Middle Tennessee. The 2019 Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, scheduled for February 28 – March 3 at The Fairgrounds Nashville, will focus on the changing trends and realities of modern cityscapes, suburban and rural gardens, community initiatives, container and waterwise gardens, organic foods, sustainability, and more.


“As Nashville has gone from a small city to the ‘It City’, the way folks in and around Nashville garden and think about planting flowers and trees has also changed,” said Randall Lantz, co-manager of the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show. “With that in mind, we also wanted to make a change to better reflect the changing times and changing gardens in our area. People want to learn to grow organic vegetables on their patio or balcony. People are thinking about where their food comes from and ways to better conserve our resources. This year’s Nashville Lawn and Garden Show will provide inspiration and learning opportunities that focus on these ideas.”


The Nashville Lawn and Garden show has inspired generations of plant lovers with its live, indoor garden spaces. Creatively constructed patios, pergolas, water features, landscapes and containers of bright flowers serve as motivation for green thumbs – and those who would like to learn. Workshops focused on gardening in smaller spaces and lectures on teaching attendees to be successful growing plants are free with paid admission to the Show. Shoppers enjoy more than 250 vendor booths filled with garden décor, plants, flowers, lawn equipment, farmhouse crafts, and more. Food trucks will be on-site for a great variety of dining options.


As Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event, the Show welcomes more than 15,000 visitors to delight in an early breath of spring. The fully handicapped-accessible Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is hosted at The Fairgrounds Nashville, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville.  


Additional information will be announced in the coming months, including details about special events scheduled throughout the four-day Show. Tickets will be available online in late 2018. Deadline for vendor booth reservations is February 1, 2019; interested participants can submit information on the Show website. Follow Nashville Lawn and Garden Show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or sign up for the email newsletter at to receive updates. 


The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is produced by the Nashville Lawn and Garden Foundation, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization benefiting community horticultural programs in middle Tennessee.

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Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Announces 2019 Award Winners


Nature’s Best Lawn and Landscape, Nolensville, Tennessee, was awarded the Best in Show Award at the annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, presented Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3, at The Fairgrounds Nashville. Additional awards for garden design and product displays were presented to companies and organizations from Davidson, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties in Tennessee.


Award winners were: 


Cumberland Herb Association, Nashville, TN – Show Theme Award Show Theme Award for the garden which most clearly displays this year’s theme of “Changing Times, Changing Gardens.”
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN – Best Use of Color Award for best use of color in a garden;
Josiah Lockard and Associates and Middle Tennessee Lawns, Hermitage, TN – Excellence in Horticulture Award for best use of plant materials;
Ponds by David, Mt. Juliet, TN – Best Use of Water Award for the best use of water in a garden;
Master Gardeners of Davidson County, Nashville, TN - Plant Awareness and Education Award for best use of clear and accurate labeling;
Gardens on Main, Lebanon, TN – Architecture and Hardscape Award for best use of construction elements in a garden;
Milkweed and Honey Farm, Clarksville, TN, with Josiah Lockard and Associates and Middle Tennessee Lawns, Hermitage, TN – Environmental and Sustainability Award for garden showing sensitivity toward the environment; and
Lone Oak Farm and Peacescapes, Goodlettsville, TN – Creativity Award for creativity and innovation in garden design.

Five vendors were recognized for outstanding displays, as follows:

·         Cumberland Plants, Gallatin, TN – Green Goods

·         Hewitt Garden & Design Center, Franklin, TN – Green Goods

·         Nature’s Best Nursery, Lawn & Landscape, Nolensville, TN – Green Goods

·         Orlinda Furniture Co., Orlinda, TN – Hard Goods

·         King Custom Metal Design, West Helena, AR – Hard Goods

The People's Choice Award for floral design was presented to Donny Johnson, Rebel Hill Florist. 


The show brings 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 Libby’s Legacy Pink Ribbon Garden Project at Farm in the City Community Garden, as well as other community and horticultural organizations.

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