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Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens

2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214-1200
+1 615-889-1000
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This is more than a hotel -- it is a beauty! Even if you are not staying at the hotel, you are... read more

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BEAUTIFUL!

loved it here. Just totally flabbergasted by the inside of the hotel. Breathtaking! Enjoyed... read more

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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
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2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214-1200
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Reviewed yesterday

This is more than a hotel -- it is a beauty! Even if you are not staying at the hotel, you are welcome to walk around and enjoy the beautiful sights. We rode the boat and had fun doing so!

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Reviewed yesterday

loved it here. Just totally flabbergasted by the inside of the hotel. Breathtaking! Enjoyed walking around the hotel everyday and seeing new stuff

Thank Jenn Z
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Reviewed yesterday

I was generally impressed overall by the Gaylord Opryland Resort -- I loved the waterfalls, the lights at night, all the plants and landscaping, but I didn't really care for the selection of food (everything was just ok) - and the prices were a little...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Outstanding, everything there under 1 roof, from shopping, eating, entertainment, beautiful romantic landscaping, to waterfalls. Yes the rooms outstanding , suggest get a room looking over the gorgeous gardens with balcony open doors a lisyen to the sounds of nature Highly recommend

Thank Luv s
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful display of floral and green plants. With waterfalls and quiet walkways as well as light displays a wonderful experience. My wife and I enjoyed walking the garden areas after dinner.

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Reviewed yesterday

Our friends recommended we visit here and we are glad we did, this was such a pretty place to see and visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed the beauty of the plants as well as how the gardens are situated. Peaceful in some places.

Thank KJRJDR
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not stay at the hotel but it was recommended to us that we stop in to walk through the gardens and see the interior. We parked across at the outlet mall (to avoid paying for parking) and walked over. It is definitely a...More

Thank jdlakeshore
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is our first time here and it was wonderful. We stayed in the Delta Atrium side. The hoetl as a whole was beautiful. Everyone was so nice. Highly recommend the river boat ride. She gave us a lot of really cool facts about the...More

Thank Ronna H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were here over the Christmas holidays and the Christmas decor was amazing.Absolutely beautiful and magical.

Thank Cultech
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farmerbillytravels
22 July 2018|
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Response from Neefy01 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed 2 nights and went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry. SO much more to do! Another night or 2 would have been ideal.
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Carol D
18 July 2018|
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Response from aegeeg | Reviewed this property |
The water park is not open, I’m guessing several months or a year until it’s done. There’s a fee for the boat ride. As a guest you get $1 off. It was about $20 for one adult and two kids. It’s only like 10 minutes. It... More
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dran58
14 July 2018|
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Response from Laura R | Reviewed this property |
No, Sorry for the delay, it is supposed to be done by the end of year, but ti didn't look that far along.
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