Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show welcomes celebrated author and artist, Elizabeth Murray as featured speaker for the 2014 show!  Murray is a gardener and photographer who is best known for her 25 years of work to help restore and photograph the gardens of legendary artist Claude Monet in Giverny, France. That work lead to her first book “Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration, and Insights from the Painter’s Gardens.”  She will explore Monet’s Gardens and art in her Saturday lecture at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show.  Her new book, “Living Life in Full Bloom,” is due out in March.  She will discuss the book during her Sunday lecture.

Murray is scheduled to lecture on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. and Sunday March 2 at 12:00 p.m. Additionally, she will hold a mini workshop on iPhoneography, or the art of photographing gardens using an iPhone.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25 and pre-registration is required. To register, email Paula Peace at

“We are thrilled to have Elizabeth speak at the show this year and share her knowledge and passion,” said Paula Peace, Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Lecture Coordinator. “She is an expert on Monet and has a unique perspective on the gardens that made his work so meaningful.”

Many other speakers are scheduled for this year’s show including Cindy Shapton (Roses R Herbs); Ron Daniels, (Roses 101); Troy Marden (Plant This Instead); Carol Reese (Edibles); Tammy Algood, (Food and Wine Pairing); Kathy Bates, (Fresh Flowers); and much more.  A full list of speakers will be available online.

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show attracts more than 18,000 people annually from around the mid-south region making it one of the largest gardening events in the southeast.  Parking is $5 (charged by the TN State Fairgrounds). Free shuttle service is available. The venue is fully handicapped accessible and the parking fee is waived for patrons with a handicapped placard. All events are indoors.

New this year is the addition of a Wine Festival on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 (12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.).  15 of the state’s most celebrated wineries will provide tastings, a complimentary glass and the chance to purchase locally produced wines.  Special ticket pricing does apply. For more information and to purchase tickets to the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show or Wine Festival, visit or call the show office at 615-876-7680.

Check out the schedule below:

2014 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

February 27 – March 2, 2014 ∙ Tennessee State Fairgrounds ·

Lecture Series Schedule

sponsored by J &R Stone and Garden Center and Nashville Nurseries
Free admission to all lectures presented on the day of ticket purchase

Thursday, February 27

11:00 a.m.             Companion Plants for Roses presented by Justin Stelter, Head Gardener, Carnton

Plantation, Franklin, TN

12:00 p.m.             Roses R Herbs:  The Medicinal, Aromatic and Culinary Properties of Roses and Other

Herbs presented by Cindy Shapton, The Cracked Pot Gardener, Franklin, TN

1:00 p.m.               Mason Bees and Butterflies presented by Kent Hiday, Wild Birds Unlimited, Nashville, TN

2:00 p.m.               A Garden of HOPE presented by Dallas Holland, Angelus Street Community Garden / H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) Garden Crew, Memphis, TN

3:00 p.m.               Wildflowers of the Nashville Basin presented by Jack Carman, wildflower expert and author of “Wildflowers of Tennessee,” Tullahoma, TN

Friday, February 28

10:00 a.m.             Attracting Bluebirds and Hummingbirds to the Garden presented by Kent Hiday, Wild Birds Unlimited, Nashville, TN

11:00 a.m.             Wine and Food Pairing presented by Tammy Algood, viticulture marketing specialist, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Nashville, TN

12:00 p.m.             Plant This Instead presented by Troy Marden, Garden Design & Consulting, Nashville, TN

1:00 p.m.               The Urban Orchard presented by Dallas Holland, Angelus Street Community Garden / H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) Garden Crew, Memphis, TN

2:00 p.m.               Bountiful Landscape presented by Carol Reese, Ornamental Horticultural Specialist, UT Extension Service, Jackson, TN

3:00 p.m.               Roses 101 presented by Ron Daniels, Sumner County Master Gardener, Master Consulting Rosarian with American Rose Society, Hendersonville, TN

4:00 p.m.               Bamboo:  The Gardener’s Helper (making useful items from bamboo) presented by Joe Willis, Lone Oak Farm Nursery, Madison, TN

Saturday, March 1

10:00 a.m.             Creative Rose Design presented by Todd Breyer, Landscape Architect, Nashville, TN

11:00 a.m.            The Latest in Wine Gadgets presented by Tammy Algood, viticulture marketing specialist, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Nashville, TN

12:00 p.m.            Fabulous Fragrant Flowers presented by Rita Randolph, owner, Rita’s Rare Plants, Jackson, TN

1:00 p.m.              Growing Up:  Vertical Landscaping presented by Jason Reeves, Horticulturist, University of Tennessee Gardens, Jackson, TN

2:00 p.m.              Monet’s Passion:  His Gardens in Giverny presented by Elizabeth Murray, author, speaker and official photographer of Monet’s Gardens, Monterey, CA

3:00 p.m.              Grapes and Other Fruit Crops for Home Vineyards presented by David Lockwood, University of Tennessee Extension Specialist, Knoxville, TN,

4:00 p.m.              Winemaking 101 presented by John Stinson, award winning amateur winemaker

5:30 p.m.              Garden Photography Workshop presented by Elizabeth Murray:   How to use your iphone and apps to create photos for projects and social media.  $25/limited to 20 participants. Contact Paula Peace to register

Sunday, March 2

11:00 a.m.             Trends & Materials for Your Outdoor Living Space presented by Russ Stout, County Materials Corp., Appleton, WI, in conjunction with Eastman Hardscape Construction, Mt. Juliet

12:00 p.m.             Living Life in Full Bloom: Cultivate your Relationship with Nature presented by Elizabeth Murray, author of “Living Life in Full Bloom,” Monterey, CA

1:00 p.m.               Fascination for Fresh Flowers presented by Kathy Bates, floral designer, Rebel Hill Florist, Nashville, TN, and other local designers,

2:00 p.m.               Basic Biodynamic:  Organic Farming 101 presented by Jeff Poppen, The Barefoot Farmer, Red Boiling Springs, TN

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