Spring Gardening Classes at Nashville Zoo
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 9: Introduction to Gardening: Soil Prep, Composting, and Raised Beds April 16: Tools Are Your Friends – Take Care and Pruning Fruit and Ornamental Trees for Success April 23: History of Medicinal Herbs & Culinary Herbs to Spice Up Your Life April 30: 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!
In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for Kids in the Garden class will be the following Saturday, May 7.
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.
About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 800,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.