The Fairgrounds sits on 117 acres conveniently located near downtown Nashville and close to all three major Interstate Highways serving the area. Our address is 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.
From East (Knoxville area) Take I-40 West to I-440 West follow to exit 6 (Nolensville Pike), turn right, go 1 mile and Fairgrounds will be on your left.
From West (Memphis area) Take I-40 East to I-440 East follow to exit 6 (Nolensville Pike), turn left, go 1 mile and Fairgrounds will be on your left.
From Southeast (Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Atlanta) Take I-24 West to I-440 West follow to exit 6 (Nolensville Pike), turn right, go 1 mile and Fairgrounds will be on your left.
From Northwest (Clarksville, Ft Campbell) Take I-24 East to I-65 South to Exit 81 (Wedgewood Ave.), turn left and go 1 mile to Fairgrounds.
From South (Alabama) Take I-65 North to Exit 81 (Wedgewood Ave.), turn right and go 1 mile to Fairgrounds.
From North (Bowling Green, Kentucky, Indiana) Take I-65 south to exit 81 (Wedgewood Ave.), turn left and go one mile to Fairgrounds.
Tour Bus Directions
From Interstate 65 Turn right at 1st light onto Bransford Avenue, go to 4 way stop turn left on Benton Ave, go to top for drop off and parking
From Interstate 440 Turn left on Craighead just after cross over railroad tracks, go to 1st light turn right on Bransford, go to 4 way stop turn right on Benton Avenue, go to top for drop off and parking
Go to Fall home and garden show
I think the Fall home and garden show is next weekend at the Expo center (check online). You can meet and talk with some local landscape designer there. Some will help with the design and even go shopping for plants with you. Maybe take pictures with you of the current garden and ask for suggestions.
I met one gal who gives a free 15 minute consultation and I did get a few ideas from her.
Also go to the library and check out books and magazines to get ideas.
Go to the garden shows
There is usually one at the Expo Center and another at the Convention Center that should be coming up soon before spring.
The one at the Expo is more 'home' stuff - hot tubs/spas, windows, etc. I find the one a the Convention Center has more 'garden' stuff. Either way they are fun and you can pick up a lot of information. I used a landscape designer I met at a show.
CA Native plant sales and show in April
Since there have been a few posts asking about CA natives recently, perhaps folks would be interested in these:
April 5, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tiburon Audubon Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Road
Further information. (415) 332-4117
April 12-13, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Skyline Wilderness Park, 2201 E. Imola Ave. Napa
Admission to the park will be free for this event only, the Martha Walker Native Habitat Garden will be open for self guided tours and we will have a large selection of natives as well as locally collected wildflowers on display! Please call 707 253-2665 for more information or log onto www