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

We were pleasantly surprised to find wonderful fountains and flower gardens around the Grand Old Opry.

Thank Claudia W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Many botanical gardens and you can take a boat ride on the man made river in the middle of the hotel

Thank whitsmith
Reviewed yesterday

Opryland is a beautiful place. I frequented as a kid and now continue to do so as an adult. If you plan it, you can get a room at a reasonable rate and they offer a military discount.

Thank Dawn Renee H
Reviewed yesterday

Not that you can escape walking thru them if you're going to catch the hotel shuttle. Especially nice at nightime with all the light on.

Thank Nalalita
Reviewed yesterday

The atrium offers many opportunities to view tropical plants and flowers. Many water fountains and features throughout the hotel. Be sure to request an atrium view when booking a room.

Thank T S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I stayed here for a work/conference for a total of 10 days. Halfway through my stay I received alerts on my credit cards that they had placed charges and holds on two different cards for over $5,000. After over an hour of frustration I finally...More

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

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. We thank you for choosing to stay with us during your convention, but are truly sorry for the frustrations you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

smashing time at the g.o. resort! super 1st impression! Great acoustics for the lectures in every room and good food

Thank fudo76
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Plan to spend lots of time here, the gardens, delta area and waterfall -filled dining area is beyond beautiful! I had an excellent mule, wasn't served in copper, though. I admit we got temporarily lost in this huge, gorgeous place, but enjoyed finding our way...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not actually stay there but have heard from many others how beautiful it was so after leaving the mall we went and checked it out. It is VERY beautiful and many places to walk and enjoy their plush gardens, waterfalls and much more....More

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a hotel yet it's a great place to see if you can find somewhere to park. Don't pay at the hotel car parks - $15 minimum, go to the shopping mall next door and park close for free. It's worth seeing, if...More

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

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in regards to your recent visit to Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. We thank you for visiting us, and sincerely appreciate your review of our property. However, we are sorry to hear...More

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11 September 2017|
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Response from hunter R | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking,we parked in the mall parking lot beside Gaylord
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.