Beautification News & Events


Plant & Seed Swap 2022 was a Budding Success.

Two Saturdays ago, friends, neighbors, and novice gardeners came together to swap stories, seeds, bulbs, and plants. The afternoon included abundant opportunities to pick the brain of a master gardener, collect seeds, and pot up a few desirable flowers, herbs, and/or verdure, like Burl Oak Saplings, Redbud Saplings, Wild Plum Saplings, Lenten Rose Plants, White Rose Of Sharon Saplings, Thyme, Oregano, Yellow Sedum, Purple Aster, Purple Irises, And Seeds Galore: Garlic Chives, Giant Butternut Squash, Love In A Mist, Calendula, Morning Glory, Venus Poppy — JUST to name a few!

“Fun was had by all! It was a great exchange of plants and ideas,” recounted Patricia Knight, District 23 Beautification Team Chair, “We still have seeds, so message us at if you'd like to have some. And, check back to our web page and Facebook for upcoming events, news, and beautification tips.”


Everyone who attended

GroWild ambassador, Colleen Gonce Whitver and Hans-Willi Honegger, for sharing their seeds, saplings and expertise. 

Andrea Pruijssers for coordinating the Plant & Seed Swap and sharing her Master Gardener expertise. 

Heroes are few and far between these days. HOWEVER, we have our own version of The Avengers.


Back in the summer, the Friends of West Meade Hills (FWMH) began organizing a tree-planting initiative to enhance and rehabilitate the canopy in the West Meade Hills area. 

SIDE-NOTE: Over the past few years, our neighborhood has seen a significant number of trees — nearly 10% — dropped for development and new construction. Tree canopies help blunt the effects of global warming and keep our neighborhood cool. 

FWMH used letters, fliers, and Instagram to reach out to residents on Rolling Fork Drive, part of Currywood Drive and St. David Episcopal Church. They started small, but the response was BIG: 115 trees will be delivered the first week of March, planted, AND will begin to enhance and rehabilitate West Meade’s canopy. 


Willi Honegger (the Neighborhood Captain for the West Meade Tree Planting Project) spade-headed the initiative and partnered with @root_nashville to provide the trees for the neighborhood. 

Another SIDE-NOTE: West Meade will not be eligible to participate next season, however other District 23 neighborhoods such as Hillwood or Belle Meade could participate and expand the District 23 canopy even further.

Follow Friends of West Meade Hills Instagram @friendsofwestmeadehills.

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