Oaklands Mansion is a place where you can step back in time and see what life was like during the mansion’s heyday. But, did you know that surrounding the mansion is a large wooded area concealing a natural wetlands? The wetlands, which includes Maney Springs, is considered the largest in Murfreesboro. Many don’t even notice it on their visits to the mansion. However, you can change that.
Outdoor Tour of the Grounds
Sign up now for the Wetlands & Gardens Tour on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Since space is limited, reservations are required, so act fast! Oaklands Mansion’s Curator and Master Gardener, Connor Moss, takes visitors on a tour of Oaklands Park. This native tree arboretum, natural wetlands and the gardens of the mansion are all part of the outdoor walking tour.
“The park provides a fascinating study area for both its wildlife and plant-life, and April is the best time to see them beginning to emerge,” says Connor Moss, Curator and Master Gardener at Oaklands Mansion.
Admission for the grounds tour is $15 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the maintenance and preservation of the grounds. This tour does not include a tour of the mansion. Should you want to enjoy that, please arrive at Oaklands Visitors Center by 12:30 p.m. for tours beginning on the hour. General admission to the mansion is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and AAA, $6 for children and students.
Call 615-893-0022 or visit oaklandsmansion.org.