On Sunday, May 7, dozens of guests gathered in Nashville’s historic Germantown neighborhood to celebrate the conservation efforts of Ms. Berdelle Campbell and her beautiful protected urban garden.
Berdelle and her late husband, Ernest, began cultivating their 0.22-acre urban oasis more than 30 years ago. With a strong vision and tireless dedication, the two transformed the garden into a gorgeous respite in what is now an area experiencing rapid growth.
In 2015, The Land Trust for Tennessee partnered with Berdelle to forever protect the 0.22 acre private urban oasis. On Sunday, May 7, family and friends joined Berdelle to unveil a new sign commemorating the conservation of the space, which is a notable accomplishment of Nashville’s Open Space Plan.
“This garden is a break in the bricks,” said The Land Trust for Tennessee’s President and CEO Liz McLaurin.”It is a private space that provides a public benefit. It gives a visual respite for passersby and a sense of tranquility in the midst of the built environment — and it will remain so forever. Thank you, Berdelle, for this astounding gift to us all.”
Our sincere thanks to Congressman Jim Cooper and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry for joining us for the celebration, and to Berdelle for her commitment to keeping the heart of Nashville green.