POSTPONED: Music City in Bloom in Nashville, TN (Date TBA)

Sep 30, 2020 07:15am -
Sep 30, 2020 05:30pm
Nashville, TN

Event Description

Region IV Regional Meeting | Nashville, TN
Music City in Bloom
Thursday, April 30 | 7:15 AM - 5:30 PM​

Breakfast and brunch will be provided by Cheekwood.


Lunch will be sponsored by Gardener’s Confidence Collection

Click here for pictures of the tour stops! 

Schedule of Events



7:15 AM - 7:30 AM

Arrival/Registration at Cheekwood

7:30 AM - 7:45 AM

Coffee, light bites (sponsored by Cheekwood)

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Greeting, Cheekwood Overview by Cheekwood staff

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Tour of Grounds

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens will be unveiling four exciting new features in Spring 2020: The Chihuly at Cheekwood exhibit, a new Children’s Garden, a renovated Japanese Garden, and redesigns to their Sculpture Trail. These are all in addition to the spring color that comes each year from azaleas, peonies, woodland ephemerals, and more.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Free time for additional photos

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Brunch (sponsored by Cheekwood), talk on garden collections and features by Cheekwood staff

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Travel to Craighead House and Garden


Craighead House is a 200-year old private home in Nashville’s Richland neighborhood. It was recently added to the Smithsonian Archives of 
American Gardens. Here is a story by GardenComm member Gloria Ballard.

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Craighead House and Garden (Smithsonian Institute's Archives of American Gardens in 2014); box lunch on grounds

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Travel to Nashville Farmers Market

Nashville Farmers Market is a year-round fixture that offers fresh produce, artisanal food, cooking demos, shops, and restaurants.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Explore Farmers Market

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Gardens of Babylon IGC

Gardens of Babylon is an in-town independent garden center catering to a young, urban clientele.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Travel to Opryland Hotel

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tour of Opryland Indoor Garden

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Gaylord's Opryland Resort

Gaylord’s Opryland Resort houses a 9-acre indoor garden, complete with waterfalls, streams, and boats. TripAdvisor says, “Boasting 50,000 tropical plants, rare international blooms and romantic Southern species, the horticultural displays at Gaylord Opryland are among the most exquisite in the world. Meticulously selected and lovingly maintained by a staff of 20 full-time interior horticulturists, the landscaping is a colorful, year-round paradise tucked inside this amazing resort.” We will be given a guided tour by their head horticulturist, who will be able to describe the inner workings of maintaining the proper humidity and irrigation for the extensive collection. We are working to secure a block room rate for attendees so we can enjoy either a sponsored reception or a self-funded Connect without driving to another location.


Event Type:Membership
Category:Regional Meeting
Early registration ends on Feb 12, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Feb 13, 2020 and ends on Apr 03, 2020.
Late registration starts on Apr 04, 2020.
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