May 08, 2018
Ribbon Cutting for Native Tree Arboretum at Oaklands Mansion

You are invited to join Oaklands Mansion for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Native Tree Arboretum at Oaklands Park. Mark your calendars now for Thursday, May 17th to experience the former grounds of this historic plantation, now open as a public park.

Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes Maney Spring as well as heritage and native gardens. The Ribbon Cutting is sponsored by Jason Gulley United Real Estate of Middle Tennessee and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.   

An arboretum is a botanical collection of trees that is intended, at least in part, for scientific study.  To be certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, an arboretum must be open to the public with trees that are labeled, properly protected, and well maintained.

“Oaklands Park is downtown Murfreesboro’s largest green space and it is a rarity for such a densely populated community,” says Connor Moss, Master Gardener at Oaklands Mansion. “The Native Tree Arboretum has recently attained level one status and will soon be elevated to level two by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.”

Breakfast will be provided by Tasty Table Event Catering with coffee courtesy of Southern Sunday Coffee. The ribbon-cutting will begin at 9:00 AM at Oaklands Mansion’s Visitors Center.

After the ribbon-cutting, you are invited to enjoy delicious pick-up breakfast items in Maney Hall. We hope that you can stay afterward for a special tour of the mansion with Curator John Lamb.  For more information Email or call 615-893-0022.