Gaylord Brings the Outdoors In

Gaylord Opryland PhotoFor most landscapers, their jobs revolve around incorporating clients’ indoor styles and tastes into outdoor spaces. But for the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, a group of landscapers brought the outdoors in.

Guests can enjoy boat rides around the grounds.Guests can enjoy boat rides around the grounds.

I got to enjoy the sights and natural beauty at the Gaylord Opryland two weeks ago during Kubota’s annual dealer meeting.

If you’ve never been there, it’s an impressive 9-acre botanical garden. Although the building flooded in 2010, there are hardly any traces left of the disaster. (However, it was raining the whole time I stayed there, and the glass ceiling did have a few leaks throughout the plant area.)

For those who love to be surrounded by nature, this resort is the perfect spot to relax.

A 20-person staff maintains the gardens, which attract more than 1 million visitors each year.

There are several different garden areas, which include more than 8,200 tropical ornamental plants, representing 449 species, as well as the koi pond, fountains and a waterfall.

Not only are there plants and natural beauty, but there’s also a shopping and eating area.

Throughout the night, there are water fountain shows that can be seen from the shops.

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And during the Christmas holidays, the resort really puts on a show with lights and holiday decorations.

Check out some more photos from the hotel below.

Gaylord Mansion View from above at the Gaylord Gaylord House
Gaylord Shops Gaylord Clock Gaylord Water Features
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