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The Latin American Garden is located between Natchez Field and 31st Avenue North, adjacent to Lot 73A, and is visible from Blakemore Avenue.

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School Field Trips

The Latin American Garden is a wonderful place for K-16 classes to learn about the natural environment. If you are interested in bringing your students to the garden for a 45-minute visit to learn about the medicinal, culinary, and cultural uses of the plants, please contact Avery Dickins de Girón. We recommend visiting the garden in August, September, or October.



Video Tour

CLAS Executive Director Dr. Avery Dickins de Girón leads Nashville Public Television on a tour of the Vanderbilt Latin American Garden, highlighting the medicinal uses of the plants. This 9-minute video aired live in March 2020, and is a great resource for teachers, gardeners, and anyone with an interest in plants!



Self-Guided Tours

The garden is open to the public for self-guided tours. Visitors can use the Plant Database to enrich their experience, with new materials coming soon!