Garden at Glen Leven
For 109 years, we've believed in taking care of the lands we call home. This belief is more than southern pride, it's the foundation of our heritage and of our partnership with the Land Trust for Tennessee. Since 2008, when our partnership with The Land Trust began, The Hermitage has been able to directly support the conservation of over 85,000 acres of land. These protected lands, made of scenic trails, state parks and urban spaces, allow Tennesseans the opportunity to bike, hike, fish, farm and play for generations to come.
On the Land Trust's historic Glen Leven property, we're proud to run an heirloom period garden just 15 minutes from the hotel. The Hermitage Hotel has not only helped to restore the property's 1857 manor and heirloom farmland, but to create educational agriculture programs for local schools. Today the garden is home to our own crops like kale, beets, carrots, turnips, corn, watermelon, thyme, basil, and pumpkin, all of which are used for seasonal cuisine at Capitol Grille and Oak Bar.