2019 Fall Event Tour

This year’s tour day will be a fusion of garden retailing, horticulture, history, art and fun! We’ve put together a full day tour of two of Nashville’s best retail garden centers, and a visit to The Parthenon. In addition, we’ll spend the afternoon at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens – a 55-acre botanical garden featuring the historic Cheek family mansion and world-class art exhibitions. At Cheekwood we will experience a unique combination of history, art, nature – and Group sharing at its best. See Tour Stop 4 page for details. 

Our garden center visits will feature two very unique, yet vastly different, centers. Gardens of Babylon is nestled in the urban core of downtown Nashville at the Nashville Farmers Market (owned by the City of Nashville). Although this location has afforded them increased brand exposure and year-round traffic, it comes with the challenge of dealing with Metro, delayed facility changes approval, and disruptions for parking lot repairs that is out of their control. But there’s no doubt it has accelerated the growth and development of one of Nashville’s most prominent garden center and landscape companies.  

Moore & Moore developed its roots in the popular Belle Meade area, draped in blue-blooded history, lush green space and mansions, and later moved just down the road to Bellevue, an upscale suburban neighborhood. They have successfully transitioned through three generations to become THE destination garden center in Nashville and are still “Cultivating Lifestyles” today. 

This tour will take us on a 33-mile journey around Nashville with the longest bus time under 30 minutes, and a total bus time of less than 90 minutes. That means less riding and more time for learning and fun! 

IT’S TIME to hop on board and enjoy a beautiful fall day of discovery in Nashville!

Click on the links below to learn more about each stop. A map of the area and stops can be found below. 


2600, 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208


Learn more about our tour of Gardens of Babylon. Or visit the Gardens of Babylon website.

We will start the day with a short ride from our hotel to Gardens of Babylon – Nashville’s urban garden center and landscape company specializing in natural products and services. Their mission is simple—to improve the lives of everyone in the community by connecting them to the natural world with a focus on bringing a chemical-free resource to the Nashville community.


2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Learn more about our tour of The ParthenonOr visit The Parthenon website.

Nashville has earned the title Music City, but it’s long been known as the “Athens of the South.”

Our second stop, just a a few away, is The Parthenon. Standing proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville’s premier urban park, the re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.


8216 TN-100
Nashville, TN 37221

Learn more about Moore & Moore. Or visit the Moore & Moore website.

Nashvillians have been shopping with three generations of the Moore family – since John and Nell Moore and their son, Paul, first opened for business in 1980. Selling mainly color and bedding plants, they soon expanded to a full-service garden center offering a complete range of flowers, shrubs and trees, along with all the necessary supplies.



1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN 37205

Learn more about our tour of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. Or visit the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens website.

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else.

 Nashville Map with Tour Stops.

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