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East Garden

Les Papillons

the Butterfly Effect

It has truly been a pleasure bringing this garden to life. Please join us for the Live Butterfly Experience nestled within our fabulous British Greenhouse, and learn about what each of us can do to help pollinators survive the larger world. Stay to delight in our exemplary design features, which can be translated to anyone’s home environment, humble or grand, for a lifetime of joy and enrichment with details in flowers, fragrance, floral, ornament and lighting, as the roost for your Wishing and Gratitude Butterflies brought to you by Antiques & Garden Show. 

Brought to you by

Todd Breyer, Turf Managers, and Vintage Millworks 

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Todd Breyer

Estate and Garden Design

With over 40 years of professional horticultural experience, a degree with honors in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia and studies abroad in Tuscany, Todd Breyer is well versed in the aspects of the construction and green industries. He enjoys working in a variety of styles to suit the tastes and individual needs of each client. We take pride in listening to help realize your dreams. A frequent lecturer and TV and print contributor, Todd is also heavily involved in the community with the historic Nashville City Cemetery, Antiques & Garden Show gardens chair and board, Metro Virtual School, Cheekwood, Metro Beautification and Environment Commission, Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, Richland Park Farmers’ Market and Library and Senior Center, Herb Society of Nashville & Dinner Group coordinator, and 4-year-old granddaughter, Remi. | (text) 615-663-8868

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Matt Yates

Turf Managers, LLC 

Matt Yates is president of Turf Managers LLC, a lawn and landscape maintenance solutions company. Matt has been working in the green industry for over 25 years and is adept at solving all types of turf and landscape issues. Turf Managers LLC has been serving the Greater Nashville area for over 25 years providing Middle Tennessee residents and businesses with high levels of skill in efficiency in taking care of all their lawn and landscape needs.   

Rich in knowledge and experience, Matt and his team know just the plants or the turf types to make each property shine. A native Nashvillian and lifetime resident, Matt can speak to the things that work here year in and year out. Matt is a certified drainage specialist and holds a pest control license with the state of Tennessee Department of Agriculture.   

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James E. Dunn

VINtage millworks

In 1987, James founded Vintage Millworks, focusing the organization and team of craftsmen on design and fabrication of custom architectural millwork. Primary objectives were, and continue to be utilizing appropriate materials, techniques, application, proportion, and design.

Inspired by early childhood experiences on his Grandparents’ farm in rural Michigan, his youthful vision of sustainable living would incorporate reclaimed old growth lumber from salvaged barns and house parts into new classical architectural millwork, cabinetry, and furniture.

As a craftsman, formally trained in crafting fine furniture, cabinetmaking and boatbuilding, James settled in middle Tennessee in 1975 to pursue his passion of becoming a self-supporting artisan. The love of classical architecture, beautiful landscapes, garden design and their effects on the human condition continue to inspire and guide his principles and his life’s work.

Primary Contributors

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Vintage Millworks Inc. logo
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Hartley Botanic
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Additional Contributors

Milkweed and Honey Farm  |  Nashville Bonsai Society  |  Nashville Area Beekeepers Association  |  Osmani Denis & crew  | Owen Reich (bonsai and aesthetic pruning)  |  Ben & Lael  |  Atelier Vals  |  Tennessee Gesneriad Society  |  Rita Venable (butterfly author)  |  Linda Robertson (pollinator plants)  |  American Heritage Trees  |  Wilson County Master Gardener Association  |  Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee  |  OLP (lighting)

Special Thanks

Beth and Peter Thevenot, David W. Dunn (bee consulting, Kernel Dave), Ann Jackson, and dutch touch painting.

a huge thanks for support and inspiration from our general chairs: Caroline Cook and Susan Weathersby.

deepest gratitude to our Live Butterfly experience sponsor, Allen DeCuyper (Parks Real Estate)

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