This is Nashville’s time. It is undeniably America’s “It” city. Pegged as Nowville” by GQ Magazine – and lauded by the New York Times, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Forbes, USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast, Bon Appetit and many others – Nashville is stepping forward as one of America’s most enticing cities. And it doesn’t hurt to have a prime time TV drama about the city.
This winter, Nashville adds “designer Mecca” to its list of accolades as it welcomes famed designers and British royalty for the 2014 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, the largest show in the country combining spectacular garden spaces, fine antiques and horticultural items into one outstanding three-day event.
Celebrating its 24th year, the show will embody what is unique about the city: incomparable Southern hospitality, eclectic creativity, divine food and drinks, and of course, great music.
World-renowned lecturers, including the real mistress of Downton Abbey, Lady Carnarvon, as well as designers Charlotte Moss, Alexa Hampton, Jennifer Boles, Mario Buatta, Nina Campbell, garden designer Jon Carloftis and Canal House Cooking authors Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton will be featured at the show. All speakers will have their most recent books available for purchase, and author signature, at the event.
“We are thrilled with the star-studded lineup of designers and speakers at this year’s show,” said co-chair Mindy Jacoway. “Nowhere else will people be able to see these renowned figures of the home and garden industry together in one place,” added co-chair Vee Vee Scott.
Located in the new Music City Center in downtown Nashville, the show brings together an exhibition and shopping opportunity with over 150 extraordinary antique, art and horticultural dealers. It is the ultimate destination for new and ardent antique collectors, avid gardeners, those seeking design inspiration and anyone who enjoys a breath of spring in the midst of winter.
The volunteer-managed show has raised over $5.5 million for Cheekwood – the city’s exquisite botanical gardens and museum at the former family estate of the Maxwell House Coffee heirs – and Economic Club of Nashville (ECON) charities over the past 23 years. This year’s honorary chair is Charlotte Moss, multiple award winner and designer of private residences and executive suites all over the world.