NASHVILLE, TN – Dec. 5, 2019 – Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville will host its 30th event Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020 at Music City Center in Nashville. The show is the largest of its kind in the United States.
The event will feature world renowned speakers, more than 150 antiques and horticulture dealers, and expertly landscaped gardens. This year’s lecture line-up features once-in-a-lifetime discussions that highlight the show’s theme, “Legacy,” from both local and international voices.
The keynote lecture explores the restoration odyssey of Ireland’s Ballyfin Demesne: an 1820’s Regency manor house situated on 614 acres in the Irish Midlands. Nina Campbell moderates the conversation among American businessman and art collector Fred Krehbiel, Irish Master Gardener Jim Reynolds and English Interior Designer Colin Orchard.
The restoration of Ballyfin highlights the talent of Irish craftsmen who used traditional building skills to repair elaborate inlaid floors, gilding and stucco work to the house. Today, Ballyfin is a five-star luxury hotel featuring 22 individually designed rooms and suites, lavish interiors decorated with Irish art and antiques and rolling private grounds.
Chaired by Louise Bryan and Ashley Levi, the 2020 Show’s theme “Legacy” highlights the remarkable history of the Show. In addition to the Ballyfin keynote lecture, additional speakers will discuss their passions for design, entertaining and home.
Featured lectures, speakers and moderators are:
● “Ballyfin Demesne: The Restoration of an Irish Country House” - Nina Campbell, Fred Krehbiel, Jim Reynold and Colin Orchard.
● “Building Architecture Into Landscape: Bold Designs for Natural Beauty” - Martin Wirtz, Principal, Wirtz International.
● “Born to Party, Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality” - Bronson van Wyck, Founder of Van Wyck & Van Wyck.
● “Blackberry Farm: The Legacy of Home” - Mary Celeste Beall, Proprietor of Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain, and Kreis Beall, Co-Founder and former Proprietor of Blackberry Farm.
The show also celebrates honorary chair Bunny Williams of Bunny Williams Associates. Considered one of the most talented names in design, Williams is also an accomplished business woman, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist.
The show draws more than 15,000 attendees annually. Proceeds benefit Cheekwood, a historic estate serving as a public botanic garden, woodland sculpture trail and art museum, as well as more than 20 Charities supported by Economic Club of Nashville (ECON) Charities.
For tickets, schedules and more information, visit www.AntiquesandGardenShow.com.
About the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville
Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville is an annual charitable event whose purpose is to raise funds for Cheekwood and Economic Club of Nashville (ECON) Charities. Each year, the Show exhibits the highest-quality antiques, landscaped gardens and horticultural items from exhibitors across the country as well as offering a related educational outreach program. The Show has raised over $8 million for its beneficiaries since its inception in 1990. Learn more at www.AntiquesandGardenShow.com.
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