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Nashville Lawn & Garden Show hosts complimentary reception, wine tastings

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The beautiful gardens at the 2009 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will be the setting for a complimentary reception and complimentary wine tastings on the evening of Saturday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary.

The Garden Party reception, hosted by the Whole Foods Market Salud! Cooking School, will feature Orange Mint Mocktails and local artisan cheeses. Complimentary wine tastings, sponsored by Barefoot Cellars Wines of California, will be offered at various locations throughout the live garden displays at the show. In addition, beginning at 5 p.m., all admission tickets are buy one / get one free (one purchase per person).   

“Outdoor lifestyles, garden settings and the enjoyment of food and wine are a natural combination,” said Randall Lantz, co-manager of the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, which is the largest gardening event in Tennessee. “In fact, more and more gardeners are incorporating vineyards into their gardens and also adding edible plants into their ornamental landscape. The Garden Party on March 7 will be a wonderful way to celebrate the show’s 20th Anniversary.” 

During the Garden Party, Barefoot Cellars will serve complimentary 2-ounce samples of five different Barefoot Cellars wines with proof of ID. Glasses of Barefoot Cellars Wines also will be available for purchase, with proof of ID, at concessions located throughout the Show.    

“Yards of Flavour” is the theme for the 20th Annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, opening on Thursday, March 5, and running through Sunday, March 8, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. The show is produced by the Horticultural Association of Tennessee and is presented by Regions Bank; show proceeds will be used to help increase the urban forestry canopy in Middle Tennessee and to provide “green” education.

The 2009 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will feature 26 live gardens, 22 free lectures by expert horticulturists and garden designers from throughout Tennessee and the U.S.; a floral design gallery displaying an exceptional use of cut flowers in arrangements created by some of the best floral designers in Middle Tennessee; and hundreds of exhibit booths offering an array of products, services, plants and equipment for sale. Parking at the show is free. There will also be free demonstrations and discussions by the Davidson County Master Gardeners.

The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. each day, except Sunday when the doors close at 5 p.m. Admission to the show is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors (age 65 & up) and $1 for children 12 and under. Four-day show passes are $15.

A variety of offers are available to purchase tickets at a discount: $2 discount coupons for show admission are available at participating branch locations of Regions Bank, the show’s sponsor; Region’s Bank discount coupons cannot be combined with any other discounts; $1 discount coupons for show admission are available on the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show website www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com. This discount coupon cannot be combined with any other discount offer.

On March 5-7, beginning at 5 p.m., all tickets are buy one/get one free. Discount coupons cannot be used for the purchase of these tickets.  

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more adults when purchased in a block at the ticket window. Discount coupons cannot be used for this purchase. 

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the show’s website, www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com. All events are indoors and there is ample free parking. The show is fully handicapped accessible.

For more complete information, call the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show office at (615) 876-7680 or visit www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

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