Nashville, Tennessee: Topiary Bison - Salt Lick Bound!

Along an old trail to a salt lick are topiary bison sculpted from living evergreen trees.

Bison Meadow Park

Address:
Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN
Directions:
I-440 exit at Hillsboro Pike/21st Ave. and head south on Hillsboro. In three or four miles you will come to Hemingway Drive. Turn here because there is a small parking area on Hemingway. Bison Meadow Park is at the corner of Hillsboro Pike and Tyne Blvd.
Admission:
Free.
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Topiary Bison.

Topiary Bison - Salt Lick Bound!

Some of the topiary sculptures are in better shape than others.

[Michael Smitherman, 01/05/2022]

In need of growth spurt.

Topiary Bison - Salt Lick Bound!

The Bison Meadow is on the corner of Hillsboro Rd and Tyne Blvd in the upscale community of Forest Hills. The topiary bison are in various states of disrepair, sad because it's a beautiful area. There are many types of wild flowers growing on the field. There are cut paths leading to the topiary bison, almost like a maze. There is a small parking area on Tyne for access. I hope that the city or a private citizen can keep it maintained and restore it to its former glory.

[Darren And Donna, 07/09/2014]

Topiary bison.

Topiary Bison - Salt Lick Bound!

Bison Meadow is a park in south Nashville, a two acre prairie planted in 1994 along the old Natchez Trace which today is Hillsboro Pike. This was an old "Indian trail" which was originally used by large animals to travel to a salt lick on the Cumberland River which is now located in downtown Nashville. All the main original roads on the south side of town headed toward this lick. The bison in the park are sculpted out of living evergreens (they are yews I think) and stand in a meadow of prairie grass a ecosystem once abundant in the area and now rare.

A beautiful spot, it is dark at night in this park, and I used to go out there to watch meteor showers and other night-sky wonders.

[Bill Carter, 04/29/2010]

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