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Garden Design Tours

Spring wildflower walk on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Spring wildflower walk

Percy Warner Park in Nashville features stands of native wildflowers in spring, including trillium and Delphinium.

Herb Society of Nashville Display Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Herb Society of Nashville Display Garden

The display garden of the Nashville Herb Society is a well-designed, plant-filled feast for the senses. Located behind the Fine Arts Center in Centennial Park in mid-town Nashville, admission is free and open to the public.

Perennial Border Design on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Perennial Border Design

We sneak a peek at how designer Troy Marden plans and plots for a cohesive perennial border bed.

Urban Design on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Urban Design

The new generation of dwarf plant varieties open up a whole world of possibilities for gardeners with small, urban lots. We tour such a garden that is maximizing its potential.

A Native Plant Palette on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

A Native Plant Palette

A tour of a home garden that is adjacent to a forested area. Once garden beds were established and some native plants installed, other native wildflowers and plants found their way into the suitable and nurturing environment.

Cheekwood Spring Show on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Cheekwood Spring Show

Come along as we enjoy the fabulous show of 100,000 tulips at Cheekwood Botanical Garden.

Realizing the growth potential on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Realizing the growth potential

We meet a hard-working and innovative garden enthusiast who has turned a potential neighborhood eyesore into a source of pride for the neighborhood.

Historic Cragfont Gardens on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Historic Cragfont Gardens

Join us as we ramble around the peaceful and picturesque grounds of historic Cragfont in Castalian Springs.

Cottage Charm on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Cottage Charm

Troy Marden tours the grounds of an historic house in a Chattanooga neighborhood in the midst of a renaissance. This garden delights from the front curb to the rear gate.

Community of gardeners on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Community of gardeners

Matt Kerske takes us along to a community garden with more than 70 raised beds, support for pollinators, a shared herb garden and a farm stand for sharing surplus. This great model is at Del Webb at Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet, TN.

Border beds and island beds on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Border beds and island beds

This stunning garden is an example of putting garden design principles into practice. An interesting aspect to this garden is that its caretaker has an affinity for pre-historic looking plants.

Gardening on the Mountaintop on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gardening on the Mountaintop

This is a tour of an extraordinary garden. It is special in that it is on top of Signal Mountain in Tennessee. It is special in its size, covering what amounts to seven residential lots. It is special in plant palette and presentation. And it is impressive in that the garden continues down the mountain side. Troy Marden leads us on the tour with the homeowner/gardener.