Carpe Diem Farms  

Mcminville,  TN 
United States
  • Booth: 2989

"Seize The Day" with quality shade trees, ornamentals and evergreens! At Carpe Diem Farms we grow a wide variety of trees to fit your needs. With new varieties being added to better serve our customers. 
Wether your looking for thousands of plants or just a few, we are here to help! Needing a solid supply of a variety? Ask us about contract growing material for you!

 Show Specials

  • Stop by our booth and enter for your chance to win! This drawing will be at the end of the show on January 8th. The winner does not have to be present to win. Prize will be award the following day or can be mailed to the winner.

 Press Releases

  • Eric Hildreth started Carpe Diem Farms in 2014. He is a 5th generation nurseryman with over 20 years of experience in the nursery industry. 

    On August 26, 2019 Eric and his wife Laura welcomed their first child Warren Brown Hildreth. So who knows, there may be a 6th generation to serve you in the future.


  • Shade Trees
    Acer to Zelkova, we offer a wide variety of shade trees 1.5"- 4" caliber....

  • We offer a large variety of shade trees at Carpe Diem Farms. Here are some of the varieties that we grow.

    Acer- Autumn Blaze, Brandywine, October Glory, Red Sunset, Sun Valley, Trident

    Betula- Dura-Heat, Heritage and River

    Carpinus- American, Betulus 'Fastigiata'

    Celtis- Hackberry

    Cladrastis- Yellowwood


    Gleditsia- Shademaster

    Gymnocladus- Kentucky Coffee 

    Liquidambar- Sweetgum, Happidaze, Rotundaloba, Slender Silhouette

    Liriodendron- Tulip Tree

    Nyssa sylvatica- Blackgum, Red Rage,Wildfire,

    Pistacia- Chinese Pistache

    Platanus- American Sycamore, Exclamation!

    Quercus- Bur, Nuttall, Pin, Sawtooth, Shumard, Swamp White, Willow 

    Taxodium- Bald Cypress

    Tilia- Greenspire, Silver

    Ulmus- All'ee, Bosque, Frontier, Princeton, Valley Forge

    Zelkova- Green Vase

    Varities we are adding to production- Armstrong Maple, Armstrong Gold Maple, Autumn Fantasy, Bowhall Maple, Fall Fiesta Maple, Legacy Maple, Sienna Glenn Maple, Autumn Gold Ginkgo, Esspresso Coffeetree, Persian Spire Parrotia, American Sentry Linden

    Don't see what you need. What can we grow for you?

  • Evergreen Plants
    Looking for color year round? These are the plants for you!...

  • Arbrovitae- Dark Green, Emerald, Green Giant

    Cryptomeria- Radican 

    Juniperus- Eastern Red Cedar

    Magnolia Grandiflora- Alta, Bracken's Brown Beauty, Claudia Wannamaker, D.D. Blanchard, Little Gem

    Some varieties we have in production: Black Dragon Cryptomeria, Burkii Juniper, Irish Juniper, Hetzi Columnarius Juniper

  • Ornamental Plants
    We offer a wide variety of ornamentals in clumps, bushes and trees to fill your needs....

  • Some of the ornamentals we grow:

    Amelanchier- Autumn Brilliance

    Cercis- Eastern, Appalachian, Forest Pansy, Lavender Twist, Merlot, Ruby Falls, Tennessee Pink, The Rising Sun

    Chionanthus- Fringetree

    Cornus- Cloud Nine, Kousa, Pink, Princess, Red, White

    Magnolia- Ann, Jane, Viginia

    Malus- Robbinson, Sugar Tyme

    Prunus- Kwanzan, Okame, Yoshino

    Syringa reticulata- China Snow, Ivory Silk

    Varieties in production: Akebono Cherry, Golden Raindrops Crabapple, Winterking Hawthorn

  • Contract Growing
    We offer contract growing on certain varieties of trees. Do you have a consistent need for certain trees? Contact us for terms and conditions for ways to save!...

  • Contract growing makes sense. If you have certain trees you need year in and year out, contract growing can save you MONEY! Contact us for terms and conditions.