The Grassmere Historic Home's gardens were a main source of food for its former residents. Today, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County have "adopted" the working farm and provide the manpower, resources and expertise to keep the areas around the home both beautiful and bountiful.
The main garden area includes heirloom flowers and plants, a second tier of vegetables, and a revived orchard. An herb garden is behind the kitchen, heirloom roses are at the back of the main garden, and numerous daffodils, irises and azaleas dot the farm.
Grassmere Gardening Sessions
The Davidson County Master Gardeners are here to answer all your gardening questions at special gardening classes every Saturday during March and April.
The informal sessions cover a variety of gardening topics, from mulching and composting to heirloom plants. The master gardeners hosting the session will be available to answer guests’ questions and explain some of the current projects going on in the garden. Handouts, soil sample kits and other helpful items will be available at all sessions.
Please note that there is not a class scheduled on April 19 due to the Zoo’s Eggstravaganzoo event
Each class is open to the public and free with Zoo admission. No registration is necessary. Just meet us in the gardens at 11 a.m. (sessions last between 30 minutes to an an hour). Contact Tori Mason at with any questions.
Click for more information on the Grassmere Historic Home. For more information on the Historic Farm, visit our Highlighted Habitats page.