Lawn & Garden Show opens at Fairgrounds
The Show, whose proceeds benefit more than two-dozen community organizations, focuses 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,” says 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 will enjoy more than 250 vendor booths featuring garden décor, plants, flowers, lawn equipment and farmhouse craft. Food trucks are on-site offering a great variety of dining options.
As Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event, the Show welcomes more than 15,000 visitors for an early breath of spring. The entire show is fully handicapped-accessible.
Tickets can be purchased online at NashvilleLawnAndGardenShow.com.
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.
Photos courtesy of Nashville Lawn and Garden Show.