In our creekside fields located right outside of Nashville, designers will discover botanicals for the vase which are fragrant, unique, uncommon, and sometimes downright unusual--but always beautiful.
Floral designers are always welcome to visit and relax creekside under 100 year old Tulip Poplar trees or find a private spot near the little woodland waterfall. Deer, wild turkey, hawks, herons and songbirds are abundant.
We take great pride in the quality and beauty of the botanicals that we lovingly grow using organic methods.
Restoration Rose is not a location--it's a state of mind.
Read an Interview with Susan on Hedgerow Rose
Listen to Susan on Rose Chat podcast #2
Listen to Susan on Rose Chat podcast #1
Susan Lyell is a reader, writer, lover and fighter who has finally become who she was born to be. Paid stints as waitress, beer slinger, radio DJ, event promoter, prospect analyst and attorney did not prove satisfactory as all along the way she just longed to be outdoors, in her rose garden, nurturing the beauty she had collected over the years. At the end of this meandering and stumbling journey, against the advice of counsel, she finally embraced her destiny and became a rose and cut flower farmer.
Dirty, sweaty, hungry and poor are four adjectives that quickly come to mind upon meeting her. However…dig a little deeper and you will see that her passion for earthkind gardening, heirloom roses and hot weather creek wading are a dream come true for Nashville floral designers seeking the freshest and unique blooms.
"I am so happy I met Susan - Restoration Rose has changed the way I approach arranging and I often wait to see what bounty she has available before I even form a plan. Susan is a thoughtful grower and in addition to her spectacular roses, she has all of my favorite weird odds and ends. Thank you, Susan! Not only for the beauty you add to the world, but for your friendship and floral guidance."
- Carrie, Crowell Floral
"Restoration Rose has changed the way I approach arranging!"
“Susan is a joy to work with. Not only is she professional and responsive but she is funny and kind — eager to share her knowledge and passion for growing. Susan’s passion is contagious, her flowers are unique, and it is a joy to get to design with them. They give my work life and zest.”
- Lindsey, Gradient and Hue
"Susan’s passion is contagious."
"As a florist I love Susan! She is kind, knowledgeable and communicative. Not only are her roses stunners, her unique variety of speciality greens and flowers is one of the best in town! Working with Susan and her roses has been a treat for me as a florist. Her roses are always showstoppers. Her simple, no nonsense approach to providing high quality blooms while keeping them organic and unique will keep florists coming back!"
- Kate, Refuge Floral Co.
"Her unique variety of speciality greens & flowers is one of the best in town!"
"Susan's roses made all the difference for our Tennessee wedding in September. Her stems were some of the best we've handled - vibrant, fragrant and strong. Susan herself was a rare delight; working with her was one of the highlights for my team. She's the best kind of flower grower; producing A++ product while also being highly attuned to designers needs."
- Sarah Ryhanen, Saipua
"Susan's roses made all the difference for our Tennessee wedding."
“I love using what is at Susan’s farm, because you always know you’ll find something interesting and learn about something new every time. Her flowers have character and have allowed me to be more creative botanically because of all the wild abundance she nurtures. Susan’s flowers challenge me to use ingredients I’ve never used before, stepping outside of the normal florist’ s recipe and creating something different that stands out from the crowd.”
- Christie, The Farmer’s Florist
"Her flowers have allowed me to be more creative botanically because of all the wild abundance she nurtures."