Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Announces 2018 Award Winners


 C Jackson Designs of Rockvale was awarded the Best in Show Award at the annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, presented Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March 4, at The Fairgrounds Nashville.


Additional awards for garden design and product displays were presented to companies and organizations from Davidson, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties in Tennessee, and two additional states. Award winners were: 


Nature’s Best Lawn and Landscape, Nolensville, TN - Ernie Hansel Craftsman Award for best use of construction elements in a garden and Horticultural Association of Tennessee Award for best use of plant materials;
Master Gardeners of Davidson County, Nashville, TN - Plant Awareness Award for best use of clear and accurate labeling;
Ponds by David, Mt. Juliet, TN - Reflection Award for the best use of water in a garden;
Josiah Lockard & Middle Tennessee Lawns, Hermitage, TN - Spectrum Award for best use of color in a garden;
Milkweed and Honey Farm & Farm in the City Community Garden, Nashville, TN - Alice Ann Chapman Environmental Award for garden showing sensitivity toward the environment;
Lone Oak Farm & Peacescapes, Nashville, TN - Floyd MacDonald Creativity Award for creativity and innovation in garden design;
Natural Creations, Nashville, TN and Southern Native Landscape Design, Hendersonville, TN - Show Theme Award for the garden which most clearly displays this year’s theme of “Guerrilla Gardening and the Urban Jungle;” the duo also received the Designers’ Choice Award for Best Garden.

Exhibitors in the vendor marketplace were honored as follows: 

§  Born in a Barn, Franklin, KY- 1st Place for Hard Goods Exhibit Booth

§  D.H. Interiors – Runner Up for Hard Goods Exhibit Booth

§  Hewitt Garden Center, Franklin, TN - 1st Place for Green Goods Exhibit Booth

§  Colonial Creek Farm, Swainsboro, GA – Runner Up for Green Goods Exhibit Booth


The People’s Choice Award was presented to Jim Knestrick of Knestrick by Design for his floral design.


The show’s spectacular 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 175 exhibitors from a dozen states participate in the Show, the largest annual gardening event in the state.


The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is presented by the Nashville Lawn and Garden Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. Proceeds from this year’s Nashville Lawn and Garden Show will benefit the Nashville Tree Foundation, Walden’s Puddle, Twelve Apostles Eagle Scout Project, and other community horticultural programs.

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show was proud to support the Twelve Apostles Eagle Scout Project. The trees have been planted!


Nashville’s Changing Landscape Inspires Garden Show

30th Annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show opens February 28, 2019


Nashville’s most beloved gardening event will celebrate 30 years with Changing Times, Changing Gardens, a Show designed to reflect the changing landscapes of Middle Tennessee. The 2019 Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, scheduled for February 28 – March 3 at The Fairgrounds Nashville, will focus on the changing trends and realities of modern cityscapes, suburban and rural gardens, community initiatives, container and waterwise gardens, organic foods, sustainability, and more.


“As Nashville has gone from a small city to the ‘It City’, the way folks in and around Nashville garden and think about planting flowers and trees has also changed,” said Randall Lantz, co-manager of the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show. “With that in mind, we also wanted to make a change to better reflect the changing times and changing gardens in our area. People want to learn to grow organic vegetables on their patio or balcony. 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 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. Workshops focused on gardening in smaller spaces and lectures on teaching attendees to be successful growing plants are free with paid admission to the Show. Shoppers enjoy more than 250 vendor booths filled with garden décor, plants, flowers, lawn equipment, farmhouse crafts, and more. Food trucks will be on-site for a great variety of dining options.


As Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event, the Show welcomes more than 15,000 visitors to delight in an early breath of spring. The fully handicapped-accessible Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is hosted at The Fairgrounds Nashville, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville.  


Additional information will be announced in the coming months, including details about special events scheduled throughout the four-day Show. Tickets will be available online in late 2018. Deadline for vendor booth reservations is February 1, 2019; interested participants can submit information on the Show website. Follow Nashville Lawn and Garden Show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or sign up for the email newsletter at to receive updates. 


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.

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Tickets for the 2019 Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, February 28 through March 3, are now available.