The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville Returns with Keynote Speakers Aerin Lauder & Alice Naylor-Leyland, Joined by the Country’s Top Names in Design

Tickets available November 1st for annual three-day antique & horticultural event

Home is the Tapestry of your Life (Graphic: Business Wire)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville will make its highly anticipated return February 3 – 5, 2023. Held at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville, the annual event is one of the largest antiques and horticultural shows in the country, routinely drawing over 16,000 attendees from across the nation.

The 2022 Show was the 33-year-old event’s largest to date, attracting a record number of attendees to a lineup that featured keynote speaker Martha Stewart. Each year, the Show brings together an impressive showcase of antiques from more than 150 dealers, world-class landscaped gardens, and opportunities to engage with some of the nation’s top names in design and horticulture through educational lectures, panel discussions and book signings.

2023 Show Co-Chairs Kathryn Saunders and Beth Kost have selected this year’s theme, Home is the Tapestry of your Life. Keynote lecturers are Aerin Lauder of the lifestyle brand AERIN and Alice Naylor-Leyland of the tablescape company Mrs. Alice.

“The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville is a special project for me,” said Kathryn Saunders. “I’m particularly looking forward to our dynamic lecture series. We have a fabulous line-up of energetic, talented speakers who are masters in their fields, and who will entertain us on topics of design, lifestyle and floral.”

Featured speakers and moderators for the 2023 Show bridge the worlds of entertaining, gardening and design. They are:

  • Keynote lecturers Aerin Lauder & Alice Naylor-Leyland
  • Florist and author Christin Geall of Cultivated by Christin
  • Interior designers Thom Filicia and Mary McDonald
  • A design panel featuring interior designers Suzanne Kasler, Celerie Kemble, Corey Damen Jenkins, and Richard Keith Langham

The 2023 Show also promises three outstanding garden displays presented by accomplished landscape designers that attendees can interactively experience.

“The Antiques & Garden Show is a beloved Nashville event, and I’m very excited to see our months of planning come to life,” said Beth Kost, who has a particular passion for horticulture. “Kathryn and I are thrilled about this year’s gardens and look forward to sharing the new elements that were created for the Show’s indoor horticultural spaces.”

This year’s garden designers are:

  • East Garden: Josiah Lockard & Associates and Glasshouse by Hartley Botanic
  • Cheekwood Entry Garden: Peter Grimaldi and Mary Weber, designed by 3 Fromme DESIGN
  • West Garden: Chicken coops created by Martha Stewart and Christopher Spitzmiller and built by Cook Builders, LLC, in a space designed by Duke Design Group

Proceeds from the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville benefit Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, a historic estate that serves Nashville as a public botanical garden, arboretum and art museum, and ECON Charities, which serves charitable organizations to better communities in the Greater Nashville area.

The Show is honored to have an esteemed slate of sponsors for the 2023 Show, including: Presenting Sponsor, Northern Trust; Founding Sponsor, TVV Capital; Title Garden Sponsor, Tractor Supply Co.; and Design Sponsor, Schumacher.

“We are honored to be Presenting Sponsor of the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville, one of the most important design shows in the country,” said John Fumagalli, Northern Trust Central Region President. “This sponsorship is part of our long-standing commitment to Nashville and the surrounding communities. We are proud to do our part to support Cheekwood and ECON Charities because of all the benefits they bring to the Nashville region.”

For tickets, schedules and additional information, visit and follow the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville on Instagram (@antiquesandgardenshow) and Facebook.

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 $9 million for its beneficiaries since its inception in 1990. Learn more at


Chase Leger
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Chase Leger
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