Join your fellow gardening enthusiasts on a day-long chartered bus trip to attend The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show on Friday, March 4th. We are hoping to make this trip a ‘GO’ but first, the UT Gardens needs to gauge your interest. Plans are for a chartered bus to leave Knoxville at 7am est (6am cst) the morning of Friday, March 4th, and return that same evening, leaving Nashville around 5pm est (4pm cst). Our estimated time of arrival back in Knoxville is between 7:30pm and 8pm est. The cost of the trip is $60 per person. This price includes transportation to and from the show, admission to the show, and transporting any items you purchase. Lunch is not included, but can be purchased at the show, or you can bring your own. We will have snacks and water on the bus, and we will stop around the halfway mark for a restroom break both on the way down and back. The bus has large cargo bays underneath to hold items purchased at the show.
We need at least 50 folks to sign up for the trip to be a ‘GO’. Please let us know if you are interested by 5pm EST, Friday, FEBRUARY 12th, by using this link https://utgardens.wildapricot.org/event-2161602. We will be back in touch after the 12th to let everyone know if we have enough interest for the trip to move forward. Several UT Garden members have been to the show in the past and find it to be a fun and worthwhile experience.
The theme for this year’s Lawn & Garden Show is “All things green and growing!” An acre of live gardens designed by some of middle Tennessee’s top landscape and garden companies greets you at the main entrance. More than 20 of the region’s top floral designers showcase their talents in the floral design gallery. A series of free lecture presentations across all four days offer hints, tips, and practical advice on a variety of horticultural topics. And, more than 150 vendors in 250 exhibit booths fill the Marketplace with a variety of plants, seeds, home décor, gardening equipment, books, and free advice to help you succeed in your gardening adventures! Our very own UT Gardens Dr. Sue Hamilton, Andy Pulte, and Carol Reese will all be guest speakers throughout the day.
More information about the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show can be found at Nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com: