The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to support and promote horticulture, agriculture, floral design, gardening, culinary arts, and education in our community and throughout the Tennessee Valley region.
With your generous support, proceeds from our last three Shows have been used to award over $80,000 in grants to over 40 worthy community organizations. Recent beneficiaries include Cheekwood (new Children's Garden), The Nashville Food Project, Volunteer Gardener, SonFarms/Family Foundation, the Herb Society of Nashville (creating their new educational Medicinal Garden, Indigenous People's Garden, Relics, and Pollinator Gardens at Cheekwood to open May of 2022), Milkweed and Honey Farm (with a live butterfly house during the Show), endowment of the Joe Smith Floral Gallery national design scholarship for talented Tennessee floral designers, historic gardens at Belle Meade, Carnton Plantation, the Hermitage (Rachel's Garden is currently fundraising for a $50,000 restoration), the various Master Gardeners in our surrounding counties, all the plant societies, Safe Harbor Sanctuary, Walden's Puddle, and more.
Full list of Grant Recipients:1) American Chestnut Foundation2) American Institute of Floral Design: Joe Smith Scholarship Fund endowment, for Tennesseans3) Historic Belmont Mansion (Rose Garden and historic Grounds)4) Central Tennessee Professional Floral Association5) Cheekwood Estate and Gardens (2020 Featured Beneficiary - New Children's Garden)6) Family Foundation Fund / SonShine Farms7) Hendersonville High School (Horticulture Pathway and Floriculture team)8) Herb Society of Nashville (Medicinal, Indigenous People's & Pollinator Gardens)9) Hermitage (Rachel's Garden - restoration project, currently working to raise $50,000)10) Historic Belle Meade Mansion Garden11) Historic Carnton Garden (Battle of Franklin Trust)12) Master Gardeners of Davidson County13) Metro Historical Commission14) Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society15) Middle Tennessee Daylily Society16) Middle Tennessee Hosta Society17) Middle Tennessee Iris Society18) Middle Tennessee Wild Ones19) Milkweed and Honey Farm20) Nashville African Violet Club21) Nashville Area Beekeepers Association22) Nashville Bonsai Society23) Nashville City Cemetery Association (Arboretum project) - 2023 Featured Beneficiary24) Nashville Food Project (2022 Featured Beneficiary)25) Nashville Rose Society26) Nashville Tree Foundation27) Nashville Zoo28) Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee29) Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee30) Richland Park Arboretum31) Safe Harbor Sanctuary 32) Sumner County Master Gardeners33) Tennessee Gesnariad Society34) Tennessee Invasive Plant Council35) Tennessee Native Plant Society 36) Tennessee Naturalist Program37) Tennessee Urban Forestry Council38) ‘Volunteer Gardener’ (NPT)39) Waldens Puddle Animal Rescue40) Weed Wrangle41) Williamson County Master Gardeners42) Wilson County Master Gardeners