Local Business Spotlight: JVI Secret Gardens

Want to up your curb appeal game?

JVI Secret Gardens in Donelson is THE place to help you do just that! In addition to the wide array of annuals and perennials that give instant color to your front porch and walkway, JVI has an extensive selection of trees, shrubs, and other foundational plantings, as well as containers of every size and color and other garden décor too.

Adding Hardscape to Your Landscape

If you’re thinking about installing a pond, fountain or other water feature, it would be a good idea to talk to one of JVI’s Master Certified Aquascape Installers before you get too far along in your planning.  Also, since they offer landscape design and installation services, they can help incorporate your water features and hardscape ideas into your landscape plan to create the outdoor space of your dreams.

Keeping Your Dollars Local

For years, this family-owned business has been helping our family with our lawn and garden needs, and their friendly and knowledgeable service keeps us returning year after year.


JVI Secret Gardens also has houseplants to bring life to any room in your house!

JVI Secret Gardens is located at 227 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214 and can be reached at (615) 871-7338 or [email protected]. They are open from 8:30 am-6:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am-4 pm on Sundays. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for tons of inspiration!

Nashville family-owned local nursery and landscaping center

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About the Author

My wife and I live in Donelson, where we both were raised and graduated from high school (DCA Classes of 1983 and 1984).  Our current home is on the Cumberland River, very close to my childhood home and the former homes of both my McDonald and Rice grandparents.

Our daughter and son are grown now, and our daughter, Stephanie Miller, is my real estate partner.  She lives in Lebanon with her husband and their two children.  While Stephanie and I specialize in the areas of Downtown Nashville, Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, we have and do serve clients all over Middle Tennessee.

As a Nashville native, I’ve spent a lifetime watching our city evolve, and I am enthusiastic about showcasing it to others and serving their real estate needs.


1997 — 2000   Fleetwood HOA Board Officer

2013 — 2016   Rhythm at Music Row HOA Board Officer

2017   Greater Nashville Realtors: Housing Opportunities & Affordability Committee

2017 — 2018   St. Martin Square HOA Board Officer

2017 — 2019   Brentwood Photography Group Board

2018 — 2019   Senior Ride Nashville


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