January 21, 2021

On behalf of our NLGF non-profit 501(c)(3) Board after and exhaustive search, we regret to announce the cancellation of our 2021 Show.  The new Fairgrounds Nashville Expo Center will be closed to events through June.  You have shown great interest in proceeding, but unfortunately we are unable to locate a suitable venue during these challenging times.  We appreciate your tremendous support last year, and every year.  Exciting plans are already underway for an extra special Show when we return in 2022.  Stay well, at peace, and keep on Gardening!  We’ll see you all there!!

Todd Breyer, NLGF president

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Announces 2020 Winners

Nashville, TN – Hewitt Garden and Design, Franklin, Tennessee, was awarded the Best in Show Award at the annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, presented Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, at The Fairgrounds Nashville. Additional awards for garden design, floral design and vendor spaces were as follows.


Garden award winners were: 


Cumberland Herb Association, Nashville, TN –Show Theme Award for the garden which most clearly displays this year’s theme of “2020 Gardens in Focus.”
Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN – Best Use of Color Award for best use of color in a garden;
Nature’s Best Nursery, Lawn and Landscape, Nolensville, TN – Excellence in Horticulture Award for best use of plant materials;
Nature’s Best Nursery Lawn and Landscape, Nolensville, 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;
Nashville Foodscapes, Nashville, TN – Environmental and Sustainability Award for garden showing sensitivity toward the environment; and
Sumner County Master Gardeners – Creativity Award for creativity and innovation in garden design.

Winners in the Joe Smith Floral Design Gallery, professionally judged by members of the American Institute of Floral Design, were:

·         1st - Jim Knestrick, Knestrick by Design

·         2nd - CarryAnn Misamore, Fresh by CarryAnn

·         3rd - Leslie West, Accent Flowers Brentwood

·         People’s Choice - Trevor Bradshaw, Gardens of Babylon


Five vendors were recognized for outstanding displays, as follows:

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

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

·         Maddie’s Hatbox – Hard Goods

·         Kit & Caboodle Coop – Hard Goods

·         Thyme on My Hands – Hard Goods


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.


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Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Returns February 27-March 1 2020

2020:  Gardens in Focus will be in the new Expo Center at The Fairgrounds Nashville


Nashville, TN – The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, the region’s most beloved gardening event, will return February 27 through March 1 at The Fairgrounds Nashville, in the new Expo Center building. The Show, whose proceeds benefit more than two dozen community organizations, 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.


“Our theme this year is 2020:  Gardens in Focus. We’re encouraging a new look at gardening – from vegetables to flowers, growing organically, how to be successful growing food or flowers in small spaces as well as in larger, traditional backyard gardens,” said Randall Lantz, co-manager of the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show. “Based on this year’s theme, we expect our designers to focus on a wide range of techniques and ideas to inspire and educate visitors. 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 gardeners and 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. Lectures and workshops, free with admission, teach topics from attracting bees, butterflies and birds to how to grow specific flowers and plants. 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.  


The deadline for vendor booth reservations is February 1, 2020; interested participants can submit information on the Show website. Tickets for the Show can be purchased via EventBrite and the Show website. Follow Nashville Lawn and Garden Show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or sign up for the email newsletter at to receive Show news and 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. In 2019, $40,000 in community grants were distributed to 28 organizations.


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