NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- September 27, 2010 --
September 29, 2010 marks the one year anniversary of the dedication of the Nashville Music Garden
, the one-of-a-kind public garden that pays tribute to the artists, songs and industry leaders who have contributed to making Music City one of the most unique cities in the world. In the year since its star-studded dedication ceremony, the garden has “grown,” at the request of Nashville MetroParks, from 2700 to 4500 square feet in the Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The garden has also inducted three new roses to the Nashville Music Garden Collection,
, in honor of the Nashville Symphony, King of the Road
, honoring artist Roger Miller, and a namesake rose for “Mother” Maybelle Carter
“The Music City Walk of Fame Park has become a significant place for Nashville to honor the musicians who have made an impact on this city,” said Butch Spyridon, President of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The addition of The Nashville Music Garden
adds to that celebration and also shows the pride we have in caring for and preserving the landscape as well as the music.”
Many roses from the Nashville Music Garden Collection are available by visiting Whit Wells’ Mid-South Roses
. Wells, a renowned hybridizer has and continues to create and name roses for the Nashville Music Garden. In fact, Wells’ rose Shameless, from the Nashville Music Garden Collection, won top honors at the Louisville Rose Show on Saturday, September 18. In addition to Wells’ Mid-South Roses, Crescendo can be purchased at S & W Greenhouse
in White House, Tenn.
Walk of Fame Park is not the only place to “stop and smell the roses” of the Nashville Music Garden Collection; visitors can also find the flowers in Centennial Park, at Owen Bradley Memorial Park, on the grounds of Belmont University, the famous Loveless Cafe, and soon, Fontanel Mansion & Farm.
The garden is funded by LifeWorks Foundation and is supported by MetroParks, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Hilton Downtown Nashville and the Nashville Rose Society. For more information or to make a donation visit www.nashvillemusicgarden.com
About Nashville Music Garden:
Located in Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville (corner of Fourth Avenue and Demonbreun), the idea for the Nashville Music Garden was born when country music legend Barbara Mandrell gave her namesake rose to garden founder and friend, Pat Bullard. The garden is a “living” walk of fame filled with over six dozen varieties of roses and daylilies named in honor of the music and artists synonymous with Nashville. The garden, created as a way to recognize these artists, songs and industry leaders and also beautify Music City, is the first to assemble all the flowers of the Nashville Music Garden Collection in one place for the public to enjoy.
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