The Arboretum & Gardens was established in 2014.  It is located throughout the James E. Ward Ag Center with the majority of trees and gardens being located in Fiddlers Grove.

The Arboretum was certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council in 2014 and has since been re-certified.  It includes oaks, cedars, buckeyes and several other varieties that are able to be grown in Tennessee.  You will be able to enjoy these trees as you walk through the Grove.  The trees are easy to find since they all have signage that tell what they are.

There are several themed gardens in the Grove.  Themed gardens include the following:  Demonstration Vegetable Garden, Monarch Waystation, Shade Garden, Rain Garden, Medicinal Herb Garden, and a Sedum Garden.  There are also flower beds located throughout the Grove.

The Arboretum and Gardens are maintained by volunteers throughout the year.  We are always looking for volunteers.  Whether if you are new to gardening or a seasoned gardener, you can help in the gardens.  If you are interested in volunteering to help in the gardens whether it be a few hours a month or week, please email Marianne Pelletier at for an application

We host various workshops and presentations; most are free to the public.

In order to help with the upkeep of the gardens, a plant sale is held during Spring Fest in the Grove.  Funds raised from the sale help in purchasing plants and supplies so that volunteers are able to make the Grove beautiful.  For the date of Spring Fest check out or go to our Facebook page @SpringFestintheGrove or to the Baddour Arboretum & Gardens Facebook page @BPADG2014.

If you have a group that would like a guided tour of the arboretum and gardens, please call Fiddlers Grove  at 615-547-6111 (ask for Gwen) or email us at: