Cheekwood Estate & Gardens / Nashville, TN

Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Our first Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow in Nashville was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

  • Attended by over 85 Landscape Professionals, Master Gardeners, and Garden Club Members, the event was held at the historic Cheekwood Estate and Gardens and concluded with a Cheekwood Gardens tour led V.P. of Horticulture, Peter Grimaldi.

  • The event was co-sponsored by Cooper Stewart Landscape Architecture and Rachael McCampbell Art Studio.

  • Morning presentations included Tom Ewing (Proven Winners), Jane Beggs-Joles (Spring Meadow Nursery), and included expert presentations by two of Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professionals - Doug Darga (The Gardens of Matter Park) and Zeke Cooper (DreamCatcher Hotels).

  • The lunch presentation was provided by Tony Kostreski from Vectorworks Inc., who outlined the benefits of their industry specific design software.

  • The afternoon included a lively presentation by Carol Reese, Research Horticulture Specialist (UT West Tennessee Ag Research and Education Center), and very informative presentations by Chris Hackler (Drees Plant Wholesalers), and Bill Hewitt (owner of Hewitt Garden and Design Center).

  • Attendees were also treated to a hands on landscape painting session led by Nashville’s Fine Artist, Rachael McCampbell. Each took home their own work of art!

  • The day concluded with a cocktail reception in Cheekwood’s Massey Hall

  • CEU Credits were available for APLD and LA CES/ASLA

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