The 207 acre Ellington Agricultural Center is headquarters for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and is a branch location for various other agencies. It is also the home of the Tennessee Agricultural Museum. Located 10 miles south of downtown Nashville, the Center is the heart of the state's agricultural interests.
Special events such as the 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.