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Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens

2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214-1200
+1 615-889-1000
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Interesting but not great

We stayed at this hotel for one night. No doubt it is beautiful. It's like staying in a Disneyland... read more

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Poonam B
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Beautiful

We stayed here over 15 years ago and I wanted to show my in-law's how beautiful it is! Wow! Well... read more

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Kimberly0
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Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center has earned an international reputation for its service and amenities but is equally well known for its nine acres of lavish indoor gardens. Boasting 50,000 tropical plants, rare international blooms and romantic Southern species, the horticultural displays at Gaylord Opryland are among the most exquisite in the world. Meticulously selected and lovingly maintained by a staff of 20 full-time interior horticulturists, the landscaping is a colorful, year-round paradise tucked inside this amazing resort. Each of the gardens is housed under one of the hotel's soaring atriums, creating a series of breathtaking horticultural wonderlands. An elaborate climate-control system keeps the temperature at 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit year round. Relative humidity stays around 55 percent most of the time. There is also an air exchange system to ensure air in the atriums does not become stale. The system exchanges air four times in a 24-hour period. The Garden Conservatory features a collection of 10,000 tropical plants, representing more than 215 species. Towering palms and banana trees rise 60 feet above the atrium floor. In all, there are 37 different families of trees represented, including ficus, banana trees, palms and a sampling of miniature orange trees. In August 1982, months before opening, a staff of 10 began landscaping the Garden Conservatory, which was at that time one of the largest facilities of its kind in a single, glass-topped room in the world. Many of the taller plants were put in place before construction was completed, in advance of installing the thousands of flowers that add color and texture to the majestic space. It took staff 3 months to install the gardens of the Garden Conservatory Atrium. A precise drip-irrigation system was developed that allows many plants to be watered slowly over the course of several hours. The soil is a special mixture of pine, peat and cypress bark solelite developed specifically for the environment. For the Cascades Atrium, dozens of Florida nurseries were visited before staff selected more than 8200 tropical ornamental plants representing 449 species. Plant varieties range from an Alexandria palm tree towering more than 40 feet high to six-foot-tall ginger bushes and jasminum vines. Sunlight levels are higher in the Cascades than in the Garden Conservatory, providing a sustainable environment for different plant varieties. Beyond the Cascades is the Delta Atrium, an amazing indoor garden with a subtropical feeling. Even though it is an indoor environment, 370 trees and palms--between 20- and 40-feet tall--share space with thousands of smaller plants. To create the appearance of the outdoors, black olive trees and West Indian mahoganies were chosen for their resemblance to oaks. Unlike oaks, they do not shed their leaves. And in true Southern tradition, Spanish moss trails from their imposing branches. Design of the Delta's gardens began two years before the Delta's opening in June 1996. Most of the plants originated in Florida. It took 32 tractor trailers to transport them to their new home in the protected environment of the Delta Atrium. The Delta is a true garden of the South with 120 sabal palms, tall lady palms, camellias, banana trees and cycads. Primary hedging plants are ever-blooming gardenia and camellias pittosporum (both green and variegated). There are 1500 plants representing 30 varieties of camellias in the Delta. Two 40-foot-tall Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolias) accent the front of the Delta Mansion. ABOUT GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., is the largest non-gaming hotel facility in the continental United States and the flagship property of Gaylord Hotels. The newly-renovated resort features nearly 3,000 guest rooms and more than 700,000 square feet of meeting, convention and exhibit space.
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2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214-1200
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Reviewed today

We stayed at this hotel for one night. No doubt it is beautiful. It's like staying in a Disneyland conservatory without Disney. The staff were good. Our room was small but average. We had moved from a hotel near Broadway and we actually preferred that...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed here over 15 years ago and I wanted to show my in-law's how beautiful it is! Wow! Well, they have since added on to the hotel so it's huge and easy to get lost. It's also so expensive. Why is there a parking...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was free to check this place out. Also, we parked in the mall parking lot next door and walked over. So free parking. The inside was gorgeous with all the flowers and plants. I wasn’t overly excited about this place but it was beautiful...More

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GaylordOpryland, Customer Care Specialist at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi-- It's always free to come and visit, and you're always welcome to park for free at the Opry Mills mall. The walk to our Delta Portico entrance is very short. We're glad you came and had such a good time, despite your initial hesitation....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is huge! Four different wings, restraunts, stores, and activities in each wing. Beautiful Gardens and water features. It takes a while to walk whole place. We enjoyed it and are thinking of staying next time we come to Nashville. Seen 4 different couples...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. We normally stay here when we come to Nashville but it was booked so we took a trip over just to walk around and get dinner both fabulous as usual.

Thank Joseph J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful facility! I had 3 rooms for 3 nights each for a trip. The rooms were beautiful. The facility is stunning. A lot to do & for entertainment. I had a slight problem with the parking charging me 6 separate times but the issue was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I visited Gaylord Opryland Resort last Christmas time. We live in Chicago and wanted a closer getaway to enjoy during our break (my wife and I are teachers). We were given more than we bargained for at Opryland. This resort is decked...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are looking for a 5 star experience in Nashville there is no other place. If is for a convention, they can hold at any size and the satisfaction is guaranteed. If you like Country, you are just by Grand Ole Opry. If you...More

Thank Peagno
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I just spent a long weekend at the Resort. Rooms were very nice - try and get a room overlooking the Atriums - definitely worth the extra price. The on property restaurants are great. We had dinner at the Steakhouse and both...More

Thank Donald B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent hours just walking around this beautiful hotel. The gardens are epic and will be something you remember for years to come. The only disappointment was that they wanted $30 to park her. We get around good enough that we parked at the mall...More

Thank Tom J
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farmerbillytravels
22 July 2018|
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Response from Neefy01 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed 2 nights and went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry. SO much more to do! Another night or 2 would have been ideal.
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Carol D
19 July 2018|
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Response from aegeeg | Reviewed this property |
The water park is not open, I’m guessing several months or a year until it’s done. There’s a fee for the boat ride. As a guest you get $1 off. It was about $20 for one adult and two kids. It’s only like 10 minutes. It... More
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dran58
14 July 2018|
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Response from Laura R | Reviewed this property |
No, Sorry for the delay, it is supposed to be done by the end of year, but ti didn't look that far along.
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