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Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens

2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214-1200
+1 615-889-1000
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214-1200
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm amazed with this place. No matter how many times you go here you find some place different to see. It is so big it is never crowded. Great place to take pictures of family. I would suggest you take the boat ride and go...More

Thank ritadV3012JZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here literally just to see the gardens. It was gorgeous and seemingly endless. There are lots of shops and restaurants too, even a boat ride option. Parking is incredibly expensive however.

Thank CatherineD2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful gardens and waterfalls. This is a place that offers everything. Entertainment, shopping, gardens pools, spas and restaurants . It is in walking distance to Grand ole Opry and outlet centre but there are buses to take you over if needed. This place sits on...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed. Great views, many options for dining, plenty of activities for kids.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, this place is so nice and a tourist attraction too. There is a small town inside along with some of the best restaurants too. If you dont stay here at least come for a tour you wont be sorry

Thank pampfvalente
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing is the best word and a must see. The gardens are extensive with restaurants in the gardens. A beautiful place. We spent 3 hours there and could have easily spent another 3 hours.

Thank Tina D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn’t stay, but we went and walked around. It was amazing! You wouldn’t believe it was a hotel! I would definitely stay one day.

Thank Carly08Ann
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The whole family enjoyed walking through the gardens. A warm welcome from the outside cold weather in winter.

Thank Sara P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The resort was ready for the Christmas holidays while we were there. Oh what a view of the lights and displays. I highly recommend going there late November or in December. Can't wait to go again

Thank Doreen B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great experience all around! We stayed one night and felt like we were able to see everything. We had an amazing dinner at the Mexican restaurant and enjoyed the buffet for breakfast. Only complaint is all of the extra costs. Parking was unnecessarily expensive.

Thank Brian M
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Shawna M
18 May 2018|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a restaurant in the garden foyer that offers a well appointed brunch or order off of the menu.
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lam0614
3 May 2018|
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Response from GaylordOpryland | Property representative |
Hi--of course not. We welcome visitors to walk around the resort any time.
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Tracy W
23 April 2018|
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Response from GaylordOpryland | Property representative |
You may enter whatever entrance you like. Depending on where you park, some entrances may be more convenient than others.
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