If youre like me and your idea of gardening is yanking a clump of crabgrass from the yard every 12 weeks or so, you may not have considered the allure of the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show. Sure, the event offers bushels of inspiration for the enthusiastic home gardener, but the sheer pageantry of the exhibits is an awe-inspiring treat for almost anyone. More than 20 live garden tableaux will be on view, created by some of Nashvilles best landscape professionals. This years theme is Artistic by Nature, which means some displays will pay homage to famous works of art, while others will include artfully crafted fountains, fire pits and other elegant geegaws. And then there are the flowers: A floral gallery displays amazing designs from the clever minds of local florists. Lectures and a huge roster of product vendors will also feed the imagination of home gardeners. Who knows maybe even I will get energized to fix up my own weedy little plot of land. For info and tickets ($10 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and under), visit nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.
March 4-7, 2010