Episode 3214

Volunteer Gardener

April 04, 2024

Season 32 | Episode 14

Learning is fun in this Children's Teaching garden. Host Rita Venable finds that everything is catered to a child's size for hands-on immersive lessons. Keyhole garden beds help keep plantings organized. Julie Berbiglia learns of the Unique Tree contest from the Nashville Tree Foundation. We showcase 4 trees that have unique growth habit. Annette Shrader tours a home garden.

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Unique Trees on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Unique Trees

Trees are important to the urban landscape, and the Nashville Tree Foundation celebrates trees with its annual Big Old Tree Contest. This year there are 2 new categories for nominations: unique trees and story trees. We take a look at four healthy and vibrant trees, but are quite unique and awesome.

Children's Teaching Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Children’s Teaching Garden

We tour a children's teaching garden in Franklin Tennessee where every element of this immersive and interactive gardening space enables and inspires children to grow plants. Here you'll find a keyhole garden, an interactive rock garden, plants for pollinators, an outdoor classroom, and a lesson plan that keeps them hands-on.

Springtime Beauty with Native Plants on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Springtime Beauty with Native Plants

We visit a mature hilltop garden filled with native plants at peak springtime perfection. Troy Marden highlights the perennials, shrubs and trees that bring color and fragrance to this garden, and they're dependable too.