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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
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214-1200
+1 615-889-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

Love the waterfalls, the guitars, the music notes and all the decorations throughout the premise. It is just a wonderful feeling walking around the garden areas. The Delta, Cascades and Magnolia - each of the districts has their distinct characteristic.

Thank Lani88
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed here the night we saw a Grand Ol Opry show which was convenient. Huge place, had to pay for parking, food was average at best and very pricey. Room was fine but nothing special.

Thank Gary R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is an app for the hotel. Make sure and spend some time walking around. Enjoyed the waterfalls. Old hickory is a great steak place. Was there for a conference and that was done well. Walking distance to the Opryland Shopping mall and Grand Ole...More

Thank GoHawksAnkenyIowa
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at the resort for a conference. Not being a plant lover, I found it nice, but nothing special. It was warm and humid. The ponds are nicer, with the fish and the fountains. If you love exotics you will like this place. Just...More

Thank WVHighlander
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have never seen a place like this before. Even if you are not staying it's well worth the visit. So intricate and beautiful. I recommend a stroll through and to try the burgers and beer. I was staying in a hotel nearby of the...More

Thank Scud3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here just to kill time before the show at the Grand Ole Opry. We walked in and could not believe the size of this pace. The inside was beautiful with Gondolas circling the interior and restaurants throughout. We got lost...More

Thank Khalil-Greene
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This price is absolutely gorgeous! The water falls and it’s so much prettier at Night when everything lights up!!

Thank lovelyratha
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is huge and beautiful! Lush gardens inside with a river and waterfall. Small shops scattered throughout. You can take a guided boat ride on the river for $10.

Thank 5105RSmith
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

$30 to park your car is a lot just to go in and look around. The resort itself is beautiful inside, but the shops and bars are very expensive. A lot of the restaurants are also not open until dinner so there isn’t really a...More

Thank Schmoopie95
GaylordOpryland, Customer Care Specialist at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your time and for sharing your feedback regarding our Gardens. We are disappointed to hear you were unhappy with some of our prices. Please be assured our leadership team works diligently to establish a balanced and competitive pricing structure for all...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on site staying in the hotel complex but while the resort is interesting, it is not worth a special trip and everywhere is very expensive.More

Thank Peter-Selby
GaylordOpryland, Customer Care Specialist at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, We are sorry to hear you were unable to fully experience all we have to offer at our resort! Our leadership team works diligently to construct a fair and competitive pricing structure for our guests. Did you know we have a full-service spa and...More

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11 September 2017|
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Response from Angie M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is expensive at the resort. If you go to Opry Mills Mall next to it and park as close to the brick wall as you can it is an easy walk to the resort and that parking is free.
9 September 2017|
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23 July 2017|
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Response from gingersnapsmama | Reviewed this property |
My favorite places (not in the resort) are Pucketts and BB King's Blues Bar.