Cumberland Herb was awarded the Best in Show Award at the annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, presented Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5, at The Fairgrounds Nashville. Additional awards for garden design, floral design and vendor spaces were as follows.
Garden award winners were: Davidson County Master Gardeners, Nashville, TN –Show Theme Award for the garden which most clearly displays this year’s theme of “Sounds of Spring”; Williamson County Garden Club – Best Use of Color Award for best use of color in a garden; Milkweed & Honey Farm, Clarksville, TN – Excellence in Horticulture Award for best use of plant materials; Nashville Bonsai Society – Best Use of Water Award for the best use of water in a garden; Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee - Plant Awareness and Education Award for best use of clear and accurate labeling; WoodLand Lawn & Landscaping, Springfield, TN – Architecture and Hardscape Award for best use of construction elements in a garden; Nashville Area Garden Railroaders with Todd Breyer, Landscape Design – Environmental and Sustainability Award for garden showing sensitivity toward the environment; and Coleman Valley Alpaca Farm, Franklin, TN – Creativity Award for creativity and innovation in garden design.
Winners in the Joe Smith Floral Design Gallery, professionally juried by members of the American Institute of Floral Designers, were: • First Place – Carry Ann Misamore, Fresh Weddings by Carry Ann, Mt. Juliet, TN;• Second Place – Dale Shirley, Rose Hill Flowers, Nashville, TN; • Third Place – Kacy McBride, Barefoot Flowers, Nashville, TN; • People's Choice Award - Amy Taylor, The 615 Hive, Nashville, TN.
Five vendors were recognized for outstanding displays, as follows:In the Best Hard Goods Display category, • Booth 015, Walnut Hill Woodworks, Ashland City, TN; • Booth 146, Carter Driftwood Creations, Haleyville, AL.In the Best Green Goods Display category,• Booth 205, Riverbend Nurseries, Franklin, TN;• Booth 149, Fast’s Greenery, Arrington, TN; • Booth 030, Sweet Valley Bonsai, Decatur, GA.
The show brings an early taste of spring to Nashville. The free daily lectures offer advice and inspiration from experts. 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 and beyond. More than $80,000 in community grants have been distributed to over 40 non-profit community organizations thanks to the Show’s outreach program. # # #