Deerwood Arboretum & Nature Center

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Located at 320 Deerwood Lane
Park is open daily from dawn to dusk

Bordering the Little Harpeth River, Deerwood showcases native trees, migratory birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The park features bike paths and jogging trails, ponds, a wildflower meadow and a Nature Center Complex with an outdoor classroom. There are also restrooms, information kiosks and a small amphitheater. An educational curriculum is available for use by schools and service groups.

Tree Identification Guide

Deerwood features more than 69 different species of trees and all can be identified using a Tree Identification Trail Guide. As a Tennessee Certified Arboretum, most examples of each species is within 20 feet of the trail. Most of the tagged trees are native to Tennessee. Sections of the trail connect Deerwood to Belle Rive Drive and a foot bridge over the Little Harpeth River that leads to Kingsbury Drive in Laurelwood. 

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Shelter Reservations

The shelter at Deerwood Arboretum and Natural Area can be reserved only by local schools, boy and girls scout groups, etc.  for educational purposes  by going to the Park Shelter Reservation section and selecting the date and time that best fits your needs.


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