Washington, D.C. (March 5, 2019) – On April 13-14, 2019, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will host What’s Out There Weekend Nashville, offering residents and visitors free, expert-led tours of two dozen public parks, gardens, and other open spaces. The tours are free, but registration is required. In addition to the tours, TCLF will publish a printed guide to the area and launch an online, interactive What's Out There Nashville Cultural Landscapes guide that includes overarching narratives, maps, historic and contemporary photographs, and concise essays about each site.
TCLF’s What’s Out There Weekend tours, which have been organized nationwide and in Canada, enable people to discover the design history of places they may pass every day but don’t necessarily know about. Expert guides provide rich stories, personal anecdotes, and keen observations about each site, landscape architecture, city shaping, and design.
All the tours are free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Tours will be led by landscape architects, historians, and academics and will include the following sites:
Belle Meade Links
Belle Meade Mansion
Glen Leven Farm
Mt. Olivet and Calvary Cemeteries
Nashville City Cemetery
Seigenthaler Bridge and Riverfront from East Bank
Shelby Park and Greenway
Tennessee State Capitol
Tennessee State University
Travellers Rest Plantation
Upper Broadway and The Gulch
Vanderbilt University and Peabody College
TCLF’s What’s Out There Weekends dovetail with the organization’s web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes. The database currently features more than 2,000 sites, 11,000 images, and 1,000 designer profiles. What’s Out There is optimized for iPhones and similar handheld devices and includes What’s Nearby, a GPS-enabled function that locates all landscapes in the database within a given walking distance (ten, twenty, or 30 minutes away) or within a customizable radius of any given location.
What’s Out There Weekend Nashville is presented in association with Lead Sponsors the National Endowment for the Arts, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., Gary & Kim Hawkins Family, Martin S. Brown, Steve Turner; Presenting Sponsors Nashville Parks Foundation, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, The Village Real Estate Advised Fund, Victor Stanley; and Supporting Sponsors Belmont University, Hastings, Hodgson Douglas, Sandra Schatten Foundation, The Anne and Charles Roos Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; and Friends Lee Ann and George Anderson, Ms. Eliza Brown, Ann Roberts, John T. Rochford, Eleanor L. Willis, Lehman Family Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Orcutt Winslow, Page | Duke Landscape Architects, and Tara Armistead Landscape Architecture.
About The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 to connect people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Through its website, publishing, lectures and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes.