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5 of the Greatest Nashville Pumpkin Patches to Visit in the Fall

October 2020

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Visiting a pumpkin patch is one of the most popular traditions of the fall season. Luckily for us, there are plenty of great Nashville pumpkin patches to enjoy, all within a half hour’s drive from the city. Here are our favorite farms to visit this season, whether you’re looking for a quick stop or a day full of fun.

You don’t have to leave the city to visit one of the most charming Nashville pumpkin patches. Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch is located in a shopping center in the Whitebridge neighborhood of Nashville. Pick your favorite pumpkins while enjoying fall treats and drinks, play a game of pumpkin bowling, and don’t forget to snap a photo with one of the festive props. Entry is free and pets are allowed to join in the fun!

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens celebrates all things fall during their annual Cheekwood Harvest, September 19th thru November 1st. Their Pumpkin House and Village offers a one-of-a-kind experience that’s fun for the whole family. Marvel at the 11-foot-tall Pumpkin House, and buy the gourd that catches your eye to take home and paint or carve. Parking costs $5 and admission to the garden is $19 per adult and $12 per youth, while kids ages two and under are free.

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If you’re up for a short drive north of the city, Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch is a great destination to add to your fall agenda. In addition to having pumpkins for sale, Boyd’s offers a variety of gourds and winter squashes. Pumpkins are priced by size, ranging from $1.50 for small pumpkins to $45 for giant pumpkins. You can also pick your own pumpkin (small or medium, $1.50 or $4) from the U-Pick area. Challenge your loved ones to a race through the corn maze before you go!

Plan a full afternoon of fall fun at Honeysuckle Hill Farm’s Fall Festival, which runs September 26th thru November 1st. This is not one of your usual Nashville pumpkin patches. Honeysuckle Hill offers dozens of on-site attractions including hillbilly pig races, singing chicken shows, amusement rides, ziplines, and an after-dark Pumpkin Express Light Show with fireworks and bonfires. The farm has tons of pumpkins you can pick yourself, but it’s most famous for its Country Music Corn Maze, etched in the likeness of a different country music star each year.

Blue Moon is a casual restaurant, so don’t feel like you have to dress up for the occasion. As for the food, we recommend one of the shrimp dishes — tequila shrimp or coconut shrimp — and anything with a side of sweet potato fries. You’ll be able to watch boaters, paddle boarders and kayakers on the water while you eat, so avid people-watchers should definitely check this place out.

Nestled in the gently rolling hills of Franklin, Gentry Farm is one of the best and most affordable Nashville pumpkin patches. General admission costs just $8.25 per person, with kids under two being free. Purchase a beautiful orange or white pumpkin from the retail area, and stay awhile to enjoy all of the fun fall activities. Take on the four-acre corn field maze, step through the giant spider web, wind your way through the sorghum labyrinth or go for a stroll along the river walk. Gentry Farm’s pumpkin patch is open through October 31st.

 

Did we miss any other fun Nashville pumpkin patches? We’d love to hear about your favorite places to enjoy the best fall farm festivities! Feel free to stop by – we’d be happy to meet you and show you around our luxury apartment homes. You can request more information about our community or schedule a tour online, or just give us a call at (615) 891-4331.

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5 Outstanding Nashville Golf Courses That Are Open to the Public

October 2020

Nashville may not initially seem like a golfer’s oasis but there are many fantastic courses just outside the city. With so many well-manicured and easy-to-access courses in the surrounding area, it can be tough to decide where to tee up. Here are five of the best Nashville golf courses that are open to the public.

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Gaylord Springs Golf Links is located just 17 minutes from the city center and is a great course for all skill levels. US Open champion Larry Nelson designed this links-style course, which was carved from the banks of the Cumberland River. The par-72 layout offers 18 holes surrounded by limestone bluffs and wetlands.

Situated just under 30 minutes from the city center, Hermitage Golf Course offers two courses of premier 18 holes. The President’s Reserve course is one of the top 10 courses in Tennessee, while the scenic Generals Retreat course played host to an LPGA event in the eighties and nineties 1988 to 1999.

Whether you’re an experienced golfer or just beginning to play, McCabe Golf Course located in West Nashville is 27 holes of perfection. The original 18 holes include tree-lined fairways and sand bunkers, providing plenty of fun challenges. The putting/chipping area and driving range is the ideal place to hone your game. You can even enlist the help of one of three PGA Professionals for individual or group lessons.

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Just east of downtown Nashville is Two Rivers Golf Course in Donelson, one of the most popular Nashville Golf Courses for golfers of all skill levels. While playing from the tips offers quite a challenge, the other three tees are manageable by golfers of all levels. Take in an impressive view of the Nashville skyline at the eighth hole. Stop by the nearby famous Grand Ole Opry after you’re done for a dose of country music history.

Set in the scenic hills of Percy Warner Park, Percy Warner Golf Course is one of the most picturesque Nashville golf courses. The beautiful nine-hole layout might be a par 34 but the tree-lined fairways and hilly greens make it a challenge. Kick back at the clubhouse after a round of golf and admire the gorgeous views from the porch.

 

We hope this helps you find some great Nashville golf courses to tee up on! Did we miss any courses that you love that should be included on this list? We’d love to hear about where you like to tee up. Feel free to stop by – we’d be happy to meet you and show you around our luxury apartment homes. You can request more information about our community or schedule a tour online, or just give us a call at (615) 891-4331.

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KELSEY MONTAGUE INSTALLS NEW MURAL AT VERTIS GREEN HILLS

October 2020

Southern Land Company is passionate about creating beautiful places that inspire people and foster meaningful relationships, which is why a mural felt so fitting for our Vertis Green Hills community. September 28, 2020, we welcomed artist Kelsey Montague, well-known for the popular “butterfly wings” mural in The Gulch, to create the new mural at Vertis Green Hills.

The approximately 15×8-foot mural is of a tree with a swing, a motif that represents life, green spaces and our commitment to horticulture and inviting outdoor spaces. The mural was created as a selfie station where visitors can “sit” in the aforementioned swing featuring two popular hashtags which aim to have people share what inspires them in their lives, #WhatLiftsYou and #LiveVertis.

“We have a wonderful courtyard and Plaza at Vertis where people often gather, and the tree mural seemed like a perfect fit for the spirit of the area,” said Tim Downey, CEO of Southern Land Company. “Kelsey is an amazing artist who is really admired here, and she did a wonderful job. We hope people enjoy it as much as we do.”

“The tree and the swing will give people a chance to interact with the art, and hopefully inspire people to share positive messages,” adds artist, Kelsey Montague. “We chose a tree because it’s whimsical and organic and has a component of growth. That’s very much Nashville — it’s growing, [and] there’s so much creativity and talent here. I wanted to capture that magic.”

The Vertis Green Hills apartment community is located at the corner of Hillsboro Pike and Richard Jones Road. Our community also includes Southern Land Company headquarters, four restaurants, health and wellness retail outlets, and courtyards connecting the buildings. The new mural is located in the middle of the vibrant community! Come by and see our new mural and share #WhatLiftsYou.