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Oaklands Mansion Hosts Ar-“Beer”-etum Garden Tours

Explore this nationally-registered historic and pre-historic site, now open as a public park.

Join Oaklands Mansion for a unique experience on the grounds of Oaklands Park from 4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Along the pathways you will find multiple beer sampling stations provided by downtown Murfreesboro’s Liquid Smoke. Staff members have chosen beer with notes that highlight the trees you will find along the way. 

Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes Maney Spring as well as heritage and native gardens. The self-guided grounds tour will include an overview of the arboretum, wetlands and gardens. 

“Oaklands Park is downtown Murfreesboro’s largest public green space and home to a natural wetland area, a rarity for such a densely populated community,” says Connor Moss, Special Events Representative & Master Gardener at Oaklands Mansion. “The park provides a fascinating study area for both its wildlife and plant-life, and late April is wonderful time to visit.”

Admission for the grounds tour is $30 per person, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the maintenance and preservation of the grounds and arboretum. Reservations are required as space is limited. For tickets, visit

After your grounds tour, you will be welcomed into the mansion for a self-guided tour with staff members available to answer questions.  Enjoy live music in the mansion’s back yard garden from 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy food from My Roots Curbside Culinary food truck. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. For more information visit


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.