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					19TH ANNUAL ANTIQUES AND GARDEN SHOW of NASHVILLE’S SUSTAINING BEAUTY CELEBRATES OUR PAST AND FUTURE --Event to Showcase Gorgeous Green Living and Envision Antiques as the Ultimate Recyclable-NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2009 --- Final planning is underway for the 19th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, presented by U.S. Bank, as organizers, dealers and gardeners prepare to open the doors on February 5, 2009 for a four day show at the Nashville Convention Center. Sustaining Beauty will embrace the natural and inherently beautiful ties between celebrating the treasures of yesterday and protecting the treasures of tomorrow. This year, the area’s premier antiques and garden event will explore the luscious and inspiring possibilities of sustainable living and organic gardening. Guests will enjoy antiques and landscapes carefully crafted by visionary designers with an eye for resplendent surroundings that contribute to a healthier world.

About the Antiques and Horticultural Treasures The nation’s most noted antiques and horticultural dealers will showcase one of the most brilliantly assembled collections in the show’s history. More than 150 antiques and horticultural dealers from across North America and Europe will present treasures that will delight each guest of the show. ―The antiques collection at Sustaining Beauty will explore many ways we preserve our future and our past without sacrificing exquisite taste and quality,‖ said Mary Jo Shankle, co-chair for the 19th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville. ―This year we are seeing more dealers from overseas, such as England, France, Portugal and Sweden, which speaks volumes of the quality, reputation and clientele of the show. There really is something for everyone at every price point imaginable including porcelains, majolica, sculpture, prints, lighting, among other antique and garden treasures.‖

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19th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville – Page 2 About the Gardens Leading landscape professionals will incorporate Sustaining Beauty into their garden designs. Each 2009 garden has a specific theme and focus:

Water: To keep a garden flourishing without any irrigation is an uphill struggle, but to maximize the moisture nature provides is a time-honored process. A cistern can capture the rainfall and allow the gardener to use the water on his own terms. Here the solution is both nature-friendly and beautiful. The Water Garden is designed by Troy B. Marden of Troy B. Marden Garden Design & Consulting and Adam Chesney of Monarch Landscape Co., Inc.

Food: Eat local. No better way to do it than to walk right into your own urban orchard, a tightly-organized space that can provide a high yield while gracing the home with a beautiful gathering space. The Food Garden is designed by Mark Thomas of Exterior Design and Consultation, Inc. and Ray McCauley of McCauley Landscape/Express Mow.

Energy: Sun, soil, water, plants are the elements of the garden. Here the sun not only provides the energy for plant growth, but also powers solar cells in a pavilion that is a lovely garden focal point. The Energy Garden is designed by Stephen Wells of Wells Design Associates and Chris Crenshaw of Crenshaw Landscaping, LLC.

Shelter: A garden house to provide shelter from the elements can be an escape as well. The ―green roof‖ is a garden itself, and channels rain water to the plants while insulating the space below. The Shelter Garden is designed by Benton Peters of BPIA Benton Peters JJ Landscape Architecture and Josh Powell of J.P. Renovations.

Transportation: Smaller house, smaller car—very energy efficient. If there is no garage, it is still possible to park the car in an attractive and environmentally-sensitive way. A driveway of permeable turf stabilized to support the car’s weight is a clever and attractive solution. The Transportation Garden is designed by designed by Paul Lively of Lively Landscape Company, LLC, and the Nissan Cube is provided by Downtown Nashville Nissan.

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2009 Entry Garden Designer Sustaining Beauty will feature world-famous gardener and event designer Renny Reynolds as its featured 2009 Entry Garden Designer. ―Tomorrow’s Eden‖ is a fantasy ―other-worldly garden‖ using ordinary elements and creating a breathtaking, extraordinary garden. From the 12-foot tall sculptural trees dripping into a small, sparkling pool complete with the sights and sounds of the summer’s fireflies and dripping water, to the glass mulch covered amorphous designed flower beds with dramatic tropical plants and sprinkled with grape hyacinths and scilla, ―Tomorrow’s Eden‖ is guaranteed to be a treat to all the senses. New York-based Reynolds is founder and partner of Renny & Reed Event Designs and owner/operator of Hortulus Farm Nursery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Entry Garden creation was assisted by Adam Chesney of Monarch Landscape Co., Inc. and Robert (Sherbe) Green of Green Enterprises.

Lecture Series One of the most sought after events and high profile features of the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is its internationally acclaimed lecturers at the event and this year doesn’t disappoint. The Lecture Series will provide insights and ideas by esteemed professionals from the worlds of organic gardening, history, landscape and interior design. This year’s lecturers, sponsored by Andrew W. Byrd & Company, will feature the leading voices on gardening and historic preservation and include: David Howard - Former head gardener at Highgrove House, private residence of HRH The Prince of Wales. Mr. Howard’s lecture is scheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. Charles A. Birnbaum – Founder and president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Mr. Birnbaum’s lecture is scheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 1:30 p.m.

Barry D. Dixon - Barry D. Dixon, Inc., an internationally-known design firm. Mr. Dixon is scheduled for Friday, February 6, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.

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19th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville - Page 4 ―Sustaining Beauty is about embracing new ideas and considering ways that each of us can do our part. We are so grateful to have such wonderful corporate and community sponsors who have literally brought the concept Sustaining Beauty alive,‖ said Tracy Frazier, co chair of The 2009 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville. ―It is our hope that our exhibition gardens and lecturers will inspire guests of the Show to integrate green ideas and practices into their own homes and gardens.‖ 2009 Show Dates February 5 through February 8, 2009 Thursday and Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In addition, the following special events include: Official Show Ribbon Cutting with Anne Davis, First Lady of Nashville, wife of Mayor Karl Dean, Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. Benefactor’s Reception, hosted by Albert Hadley, Honorary Chair Emeritus, Weds., February 4, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Preview Party, Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jazz Night at the Show, sponsored by Nfocus/Nashville Scene, Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and featuring live jazz music. Young Collectors Soiree, Private “Walk Through of Show” with Barry D. Dixon, sponsored by SunTrust, Friday, February 6, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for events can be purchased on-line: www.antiquesandgardenshow.com.

19th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville General Chairmen Tracy R. Frazier Mary Jo L. Shankle 19th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville Honorary Chairman Emeritus Mr. Albert Hadley, Albert Hadley, Inc. -more-

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About the Beneficiaries The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville provides funding for the Exchange Club Charities, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to fundraising with a focus on children, and for Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art. For more than 18 years, the Show has contributed approximately $4.3 million to both Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art and the Exchange Club Charities helping support each with their outreach and programming in the community.

Ticket Information Open to the public, ticket information to the 19th Annual Antique and Garden Show of Nashville can be accessed at the www.antiquesandgardenshow.com or by telephoning (615) 352-1282 or (800) 891-8075. Tickets - $15.00 at door; $12.00 in advance. Special packages are available for groups of 12 or more. Valet parking is available each day of the show. Tickets also can be purchased at select U.S. Bank locations and Davis-Kidd Booksellers.

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