According to Metro parks literature "Cumberland Park is an innovative play space for children and families incorporating unique play structures and water features to create an exciting new attraction along Nashville’s riverfront. The park is designed to engage children and adults in a variety of creative play settings and contains a series of play zones that offer a range of both active and passive recreational features such as natural play equipment for children, spray-grounds and water jets, bridges, climbing walls, walking paths, picnic areas, a stage with an open lawn, and a river walk."
|Echinaceas, spent Coreopsis, emerging Rudbeckias, grasses and sedges|
That is certainly true, but, the main attraction for me are the plantings along the Explorer Trail.
|Echinacea and native trees|
Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' is mass planted along one curve in the trail and not only looked spectacular, it was covered with pollinators.
Echinaceas are the dominant plant in bloom, but, the Black Eyed Susans, Butterflybush and native grasses are beginning to strut their stuff.
|move over Lurie, Nashville has a pretty garden with architectural punctuations!|
May Dreams Gardens to see more gardens and blooming plants from all over this great big beautiful world.
PS Lest you think my garden is bare~Here's a peak