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The Future of Glen Leven Farm

Glen Leven Farm has come a long way since it was given to The Land Trust for Tennessee in 2006, but this place still holds untold stories and untapped potential. 

We are grateful for the vision and partnership of The Frist Foundation, whose support allowed us to work with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects to complete the comprehensive landscape plan and cultural landscape synthesis. We are using these findings to create a strategic plan for Glen Leven Farm, a roadmap that will give this property a sustainable future as a model for land conservation and cultural preservation. 

It will allow us to tell a deeper and more authentic history; expand educational, outreach, and revenue opportunities; and transform Glen Leven Farm into one of the most inspiring, relevant cultural landscapes in the Southeast. In essence, Glen Leven Farm will evolve to reach its highest potential as the embodiment of The Land Trust’s mission. To learn more, email [email protected]. We would love to continue the conversation with you. 

Annual support of Glen Leven Farm maintains the 64-acre property and creates educational programing for the community. Your gift will go to support the present and future of Glen Leven Farm. 


The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm is an historic farm located just four miles from the center of downtown Nashville. The farm was given to The Land Trust in 2006 by Susan M. West, a descendant of Nashville settler Thomas Thompson who came to Nashville with James Robertson in the late 1780s. Today, The Land Trust conserves this hidden gem as a place that illuminates all aspects of its work –it is an historic, urban farm that serves as a recreational and educational resource and the office for The Land Trust’s Middle Tennessee staff.