A Garden Affair - The Headley-Whitney Museum of Art


- From April 27th through the 30th, The Headley-Whitney Museum of Art welcomes guests onto the grounds for a weekend filled with all things garden. Set outside amongst the museum’s idyllic location in the heart of the bluegrass horse country, A Garden Affair attendees can visit vendor’s kiosks, tour museum galleries and grounds, enjoy lectures and programs and sample refreshments from local food trucks. The event benefits exhibitions, programs and education at the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art.


Thursday evening's A Garden Affair Fête kicks the weekend off, with botanic inspired cocktails and a bounty of appetizers and bites prepared with seasonal, local produce.  A Garden Affair Fête serves not only as a chance for attendees to preview the weekend’s vendors, it also marks the reopening of the Headley-Whitney Museum’s iconic Shell House. Inspired by 17th and 18th century European shell grottos, this iconic building has been closed since 2006.


An outstanding roster of garden related lectures are on the schedule for Friday and Saturday. Friday morning, Nashville Landscape Architect Ben Page, known for his richly detailed, historically inspired work, presents an informal talk exploring garden design. Friday evening, Andrea Wulf discusses the lasting impact of America’s first settlers and their gardens, and signs copies of her best-selling book. Saturday morning, scientist, author and arborist, Tom Kimmerer speaks on the conservation of Kentucky and Tennessee woodland pastures. Saturday evening, French garden architect Philippe de Boncourt shares his process transforming impression into interpretation, into garden design.


April 28-30, 2017 - Daily from 10:00am-5:00pm, at the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art. Tickets start at just $10 for lectures, demonstrations, activities for the entire family, and garden vendors. Please visit www.HWMAGarden.com for tickets and more information. Photos and release for download here.



One of three art museums in the area, the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art has been devoted to enriching the lives of the whole community by fostering knowledge, enjoyment, and appreciation of the decorative and fine arts. A charming museum located on the scenic Old Frankfort Pike corridor, The Headley-Whitney Museum of Art was founded in 1968 by jewelry designer, George Headley and his wife, Barbara Whitney.  The Museum features fine art, jewelry, bibelots, dollhouses, a library, rose garden, and a shell house.  The Museum offers rotating exhibits, a gift shop, events and educational workshops.