Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens

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Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens

Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens
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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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Tina C
Melbourne Beach, FL265 contributions
Beautiful gardens, tough to park nearby
Oct 2021 • Friends
We had about 45 minutes to kill before our riverboat tour so we decided to check out the gardens at Opry Land Resort. It took about 10 minutes to find parking not reserved for hotel guests, and another 10 to walk the distance to the hotel itself. Once inside we saw the beautiful gardens and waterfalls. Sadly we only got to tour one area before beginning the long walk back. I would like to come back and see more.
Written October 27, 2021
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joan0314
Wheaton, IL128 contributions
What a place!
Oct 2021
We didn’t stay here, but at the urging of my friend, we spent an afternoon here. It’s like being in a tropical resort. Everything is under a glass-domed roof, there are fountains, waterfalls and tropical plants everywhere. There’s even a river where you can take a boat ride (which we did). We had lunch at the Waterfall restaurant, and it was excellent. Well worth seeing!
Written October 22, 2021
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Darla M
New Orleans, LA16 contributions
Pay to park, NOPE
Oct 2021
We were only in town for the afternoon/night and I wanted to go see the gardens. Couldn't go in without paying $ 32.00 to park. I am sure once in, we would have bought merchandise and ate something. Years ago, they never charged. I looked like a drunk person driving, every place I thought I could go, you had to pay, so I kept driving until I ended up driving all around the whole area to get out. Sad.
Written October 19, 2021
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Dear Darla M, Please accept our sincere apology for any miscommunication regarding our pricing structure. Our parking fees are listed on our website. Please be assured our hotel leadership reviews the pricing and practices in our marketplace to ensure we offer competitive rates and that our practices are in-line with other comparable resorts. Thanks,
Written October 20, 2021
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Leslie J
1 contribution
Overcharged
Sep 2021
We were overcharged over $1,000 and have still not been refunded 1 month after the stay and after hours waiting on the phone to talk with customer service.
Written October 13, 2021
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Dear R9986AElesliej, Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting your expectations. We are deeply disappointed to hear of the issues you encountered regarding your final bill. If you could please forward me a copy of the confirmation email you received after making your reservation, I would be happy to address any questions you have. Thanks,
Written October 20, 2021
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Parklanejo
Medford, NJ8 contributions
Gaylord Opryland
Oct 2021 • Couples
Beautiful! Looking forward to a as future trip there. Great place for family. Water Park, arcades, and gardens
Written October 9, 2021
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nancym290
Weymouth218 contributions
very pretty if you are in the area
Sep 2021
We walked from the Grand Ole Opry to the resort because we heard the gardens were so pretty. They were nice and the staff was very good. But we did not feel the gardens were worth the walk.
Written October 6, 2021
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Dear Nancym290, We appreciate your review of our property. We are deeply sorry to discover your time at our resort was not what you had expected. We have shared your feedback with the appropriate hotel team to ensure continual improvement. Thanks,
Written October 7, 2021
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Jeffrey S
Salisbury, MA385 contributions
Make It A Day Of Opryland
Oct 2021 • Friends
This was a combo of Grand ole Opry and Opryland Hotel. A short walk from the GOO, there are so many things to do, places to shop and eat. Beautiful ground, gardens and architecture make this a must see attraction when in Nashville.
We spent the afternoon at one of the local bar/dining areas, shopped and took in the amazing plantings and fountains. Great decorations out for Halloween.
Written October 6, 2021
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Elsa R
Marietta, GA99 contributions
Conference
Oct 2021 • Business
This location is prime. Once here you do not need to leave. You will get your exercise and enjoy every moment enjoying the surroundings. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Downtown is about 15 min drive.
Written October 6, 2021
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brandyklepper
Coalgate, OK99 contributions
Wow
Oct 2021 • Couples
We didn’t stay here but we visited the gardens. They are beautiful. They have some of the tallest banana trees and palms I have ever seen. Everything looks so healthy and lush. The waterfalls and river. You can visit the atrium for free or take a boat ride on the river. It was well worth the time. A perfect way to spend a rainy day
Written October 6, 2021
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HappeTravelz
Saint Louis, MO90 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2021 • Couples
Beautiful surroundings. Peaceful waterfalls. Nice places to drink, eat and walk. We enjoyed a few local beers. Would be great on the cooler days!
Written September 30, 2021
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