Nashville Lawn and Garden Show announces award winners

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM

NASHVILLE – Cumberland Herb Association in Nashville was awarded the best in show award at the annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show on March 2-5 at the Fairgrounds Nashville.  

Cumberland Herb Association also won the Horticultural Association of Tennessee award for best use of plant materials.

Additional awards for garden design and product displays were presented to companies and organizations from Davidson, Rutherford and Wilson counties and two additional states. 

Award winners included:  

• Gardens on Main in Lebanon was given the Ernie Hansel Craftsman Award for best use of construction elements in a garden.

• Davidson County Master Gardeners was given the Nashville Plant Awareness Award for best use of clear and accurate labeling.

• Ponds by David in Mt. Juliet was given the Reflection Award for the best use of water in a garden.

• Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee in Nashville was given the Spectrum Award for best use of color in a garden.

• Nashville Foodscapes in Nashville was given the Alice Ann Chapman Environmental Award for garden showing sensitivity toward the environment.

• C. Jackson Designs in Rockvale was given the Floyd MacDonald Creativity Award for creativity and innovation in garden design.

• Gardens of Babylon in Nashville was given the Show Theme Award for the garden which most clearly displays this year’s theme of “Plant a Forest: Gardening for the Future.”

• Willow Branch Outdoor Living in Franklin was given the Designers’ Award for the garden voted ‘best in show’ by their peers.

Exhibitors in the vendor marketplace included:  

• Dickens Turf and Landscape Supply in Nashville was awarded first place for hard goods exhibit booth.

• The Rock Place in Smyrna won runner-up for hard goods exhibit booth.

• Up a Tree Cup of Tea in Carmel, Ind. was awarded first place for green goods exhibit booth.

• Hewitt Garden Center in Franklin won runner-up for green goods exhibit booth.

The show’s live gardens covered nearly an acre of space indoors, bringing an early taste of spring to Nashville. The free daily lectures offered 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 Horticultural Association of Tennessee, a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from the show are used by HAT to fund horticultural projects. Since 1997, HAT has awarded more than $100,000 in grant money to organizations across Tennessee to help enhance and improve the state’s horticultural environment and promote understanding of horticultural issues.  


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