Nashville Music Garden Fund
A collaborative effort to beautify Music City and acknowledge the music and artists synonymous with it, The Nashville Music Garden is part of the public Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville and home to over six dozen roses and daylilies. The garden is funded by LifeWorks Foundation and supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Parks Department and the Nashville Rose Society, along with several park neighbors and community partners. This Fund was created to endow the care and support of the garden and its trademark collection of flowers, in recognition of its relationship with Nashville’s music and entertainment industry. A donation to the NMG fund goes directly to the maintenance of the garden. The goal is to establish a fund large enough to take care of the garden for generations to come. Although the NMG is a part of Metro Parks the care of the rose garden is funded through your contributions to this fund.
The seed for the idea of the 2,700-square-foot public garden was planted when country music legend Barbara Mandrell gave her namesake rose to her friend, Pat Bullard, a LifeWorks Foundation Trustee, who recognized it as a way to acknowledge the music and artists synonymous with Nashville and also to beautify Music City. In her research, she found that over three dozen roses were named for Nashville artists, songs or industry leaders. These include Minnie Pearl (1981), Barbara Mandrell (1990), Brenda Lee (Williams Variety 1991) and Pam Tillis (2003), but the “celebrity roses” had never before been housed together in one garden for the public to view.