Nashville Zoo and the Davidson County Master Gardeners are hosting gardening classes on Saturdays this April. The informal sessions cover a variety of topics, including composting, organic gardening and canning.
Spring gardening classes are free with Zoo admission and take place at 11 a.m. at the Grassmere Historic Farm gardens located behind the home. Master Gardeners leading the session will answer guests’ questions and provide handouts, soil sample kits, and other helpful items.
- April 1: Tools are Your Friends – Take Care and Pruning Fruit and Ornamental Trees for Success.
- April 8: Introduction to Gardening – Soil Prep, Composting, and Raised Beds.
- April 22: History of Medicinal Herbs & Culinary Herbs to Spice Up Your Life
- April 29: Kids in the Garden– come and share a read-aloud and help plant a special children’s garden that you can watch grow all summer long!
The award-winning Davidson County Master Gardeners are responsible for the complete restoration of the Grassmere Historic Home’s gardens. For the last 18 years, the Master Gardeners have provided the manpower, resources and expertise to keep the areas around the historic home both beautiful and bountiful.