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2011 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show returns to Tennessee State Fairgrounds

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Nashville, TN – The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, Tennessee’s largest, most popular gardening event, will return to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in 2011 on Thursday, March 3, through Sunday, March 6. The show, which attracts more than 25,000 people from throughout the mid-South region, will be staged to the theme, "Here We Grow Again!" to mark its 22nd year at the fairgrounds. The annual show includes an acre of live gardens, a series of more than 20 free lectures, a floral design gallery, and 250 exhibit booths featuring horticultural products, services and equipment plus a variety of plants.

More than 300 landscape designers, exhibitors and vendors from throughout the U.S. have already signed up for the 2011 show; many of them have participated every year since 1989.

"Gardening is a springtime tradition for Tennesseans and so is the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show at the fairgrounds," said Randall Lantz, co-manager of the event produced by the Horticultural Association of Tennessee, a nonprofit organization.

"One of the reasons that the show is so popular is because it provides ideas, inspiration and information for beginning and veteran gardeners. People who simply enjoy beautiful plants and flowers come every year. I guess that includes about everyone!" said Lantz.

The 2011 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. each day, except Sunday when the doors close at 5:00 p.m. Admission to the show is $10.00 for adults; $9.00 for seniors (age 65 & up) and $1.00 for children 12 and under. Four-day show passes are $15.00. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more adults when purchased in a block. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the show’s website beginning February 1, 2011. All events are indoors and there is ample free parking. The show is fully handicapped accessible.

Proceeds from the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show are used by the Horticultural Association of Tennessee to fund horticultural and environmental projects throughout Tennessee. For more complete information, call the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show office at 615-876-7680 or visit www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

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