Local groups win top honors at Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

Staff Reports • Mar 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Gardens on Main was awarded the Best in Show Award at the annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, ongoing through Sunday at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.  

Additional awards for garden design and product displays were presented to local companies and organizations.

Ponds by David in Mt. Juliet won the Show Theme Award for best depiction of the 2014 show theme, Wine and Roses.

Gardens on Main in Lebanon won the Ernie Hansel Craftsman Award for best use of construction elements in a garden. Gardens on Main also placed second for Green Goods Exhibit Booth. 

The show’s 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 150 exhibitors from a dozen states are participating in the show, the largest annual gardening event in the state. 

Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors age 65 and up, and $1 for children 12 and under. In celebration of the show’s 25th anniversary, a wine festival is also taking place Friday and Saturday. Special event tickets are available for $22 and include admission to the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show and the wine festival.  Tickets are available at the door or online at nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.   

The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show is presented by the Horticultural Association of Tennessee, a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from the show are used by HAT to fund horticultural projects. Since 1997, HAT has awarded more than $100,000 in grant money to organizations across Tennessee to help enhance and improve the state’s horticultural environment and promote understanding of horticultural issues. 

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