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About Ellington Agricultural Center


Once a private estate, the 207 acre Ellington Agricultural Center is now headquarters for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, TWRA, and is a branch location for various agencies. Read more about its history.

Learn more about how the TDA Watershed Initiative has restored our portion of Sevenmile Creek, including improved public access through a greenway and trail system (The Rogers Walk) in cooperation with Metro Parks.

Special events such as the Tennessee Agricultural Museum's Annual Rural Life Festival are held there. The Center is listed as an official arboretum by the Nashville Tree Foundation and is home to an official iris garden.

All weddings held at Ellington Center are conducted in the iris garden. Arrangements should be made with Ginny Russell evenings after 6:00 pm at (615) 883-4338.

Cameras are welcome at Ellington Agricultural Center if used within the guidelines of our photography and videography policy.

Agencies and Organizations

Tennessee Agricultural Museum (615) 837-5197  
Tennessee Department of Agriculture (615) 837-5103  
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, Archeology Division (615) 741-1588  
Tennessee Department of General Services, EAC Maintenance/Security (615) 315-8764  
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) (615) 781-6500  
USDA/NASS/Tennessee Agricultural Statistics (615) 781-5300  
USDA/APHIS/Veterinary Services (615) 781-5310  
University of Tennessee Extension, Central Region Office (615) 832-6550