Spring Gardening Classes at Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo and the Master Gardeners of Davidson County are hosting gardening classes on Saturdays this spring. The informal sessions cover a variety of topics, including composting, organic gardening, rose care and canning.
Spring gardening classes are free with Zoo admission and take place at 11 a.m. in the Grassmere Historic Farm gardens located behind the house. The master gardener leading the session will answer guests’ questions and provide handouts, soil sample kits, and other helpful items.
- March 7: In The Beginning: Seed Starting, Ground Breaking, Raised Beds & Invasive Plants
- March 14: Gardeners Know All The Dirt: Composting, Plus Soil Enrichment w Green Manure
- March 21: Tooling Around: Tools are your friends – take care & Pruning for Success
- March 28: Nature’s Best From the Seedy Part of Town: Organic Gardening, Seed Saving and Butterfly Havens
- April 11: The Spice of Life: History of Medicinal Herbs & Culinary Herbs To Spice Up Your Life
- April 18: Coming Up Roses and Perennials: Rose Care and Planning Your Perennials
- April 25: You Are What You Eat: Good Nutrition Plus Flying Dragons & Other Weird Stuff
- May 2: Yes You Can Can: Home Preserving by Canning & Pickling
Please note that there is not a class scheduled on April 4 due to the Zoo’s Eggstravaganzoo event.
The award-winning Master Gardeners of Davidson County are responsible for the complete restoration of the Grassmere Historic Home’s gardens. For the last 17 years, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County have provided the manpower, resources and expertise to keep the areas around the historic home both beautiful and bountiful.
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 830,000 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.