Since 1997, Master Gardeners of Davidson County have partnered with The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere to maintain the historic gardens of the Croft House.
Approximately 20 acres are dedicated to the Grassmere Historic Farm Exhibit where five generations of the Croft family lived and tilled the soil of the 200-acre zoo property in south Nashville.
Behind the 1810 brick mansion, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County work to restore and maintain historic gardens, including three terraces of heirloom variety flowers, vegetables, antique fruit trees and grapes.
There are several large beds at the front and around the mansion, featuring iris, roses and both culinary and medicinal herbs. Our project uses companion planting and composting methods without using chemicals.
Master Gardeners contributing 50 hours or more of volunteer service receive a free family pass for the year from The Nashville Zoo.
ATTENTION MEMBERS AND INTERNS
To learn more or to volunteer please contact Rich Schiavi, Grassmere Project Lead: 615-665-0280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the calendar for information about special demonstrations and talks held at the Gardens!
Work days every Mondays and Wednesday from 9am to 12 noon, and Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon, spring to fall. 2021 start dates and COVID protocols to be announced.