Cheekwood

Cheekwood Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located in Nashville, Tennessee on the historic Cheek estate.
Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities with four distinct festivals held during the year. From Cheekwood in Bloom with more than 100,000 tulips in the Spring, to a children’s wonderland of Christmas trees, Trains, Santa, live reindeer, and more during Holiday at Cheekwood, Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with something for everyone!
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Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity. With eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape, every season offers something new. The Museum of Art has Collections of American and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture along with English and American Decorative Arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities for all ages along with a restaurant and gift shop. As an American Country Place Era Estate, which has served publicly for the past 50 years as both a Museum of Art and a Botanical Garden, Cheekwood has a uniquely rich legacy on which to build its future. Cheekwood’s new vision statement calls upon the institution to be a dynamic, nationally recognized destination renowned for its historical significance, distinctive beauty and excellence in art and horticulture. The years 1895 to 1940 marked the era of the American Country Place as industrialists and entrepreneurs amassed fortunes in their pursuit of new industries and enterprises. To celebrate their ascent to American high society, these business icons looked to Europe for inspiration in designing estates that would proclaim their newfound social status and cultural sophistication. This was the time in America’s history when the socially prominent celebrated with grand country homes, exquisite gardens and lavish lifestyles, a time that would come to a close upon the arrival of the Great Depression, income tax and World War II. Leslie Cheek and his wife, Mabel (Wood) Cheek, achieved their new found social status with Leslie’s investment in his cousin Joel Cheek’s Maxwell House coffee brand, which would be sold to what is now General Foods for $42 million dollars in 1928. When Leslie traded his shares for IBM stock, he solidified a fortune from which he and Mabel would build their own Country Place Estate. Upon visiting England with Olmsted-inspired landscape architect, Bryant Fleming, Leslie and Mabel chose to emulate the Georgian Revival style in the creation of their country home. Their garden design, in turn, was fashioned along the popular Beaux-Arts style with its progression from formal courtyard to outer woodland. Most visitors today will agree that it is still the grand vistas, intrinsic “long-views” and pastoral countryside that account for the majestic beauty that conjures such strong sentiments of affection for Cheekwood. Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with four distinct festivals held during the year. Beginnng on the first day of Spring each year and continuing through April, Cheekwood welcomes spring with their Cheekwood in Bloom festival featuring over 75,000 tulips and entertainment every weekend for all ages. From Labor Day to Memorial Day Cheekwood celebrates Summertime at Cheekwood with family-focused outdoor exhibitions, fitness oriented activities and live music and events throughout the summer. As the glow of summer fades, color erupts from the trees and autumn flowers at Cheekwood. Beginning the first day of fall and continuing through October, visitors can celebrate the season’s changes at Cheekwood Harvest as they wander through the gardens, finding scarecrows hidden among the trails, a pumpkin patch, Chrysanthemum displays and a garden model railroad exhibition. The year ends with Holiday at Cheekwood, celebrated from the day after Thanksgiving through December. Featuring a children’s wonderland of Christmas trees, Trains, Santa, live reindeer, decorations, storytelling, cookie decorating, multi-cultural activities, and musical performances, visitors will be sure to get in the spirit of the Holiday at Cheekwood. With something for everyone young and old, visit Cheekwood and celebrate the seasons of change with the whole family!

Mission: Cheekwood’s Mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey HepburnThere are brighter days ahead, Nashville!❤️ ⁠#VirtualBloo...
03/24/2020

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn

There are brighter days ahead, Nashville!❤️

#VirtualBlooms #CheekwoodinBloom #OurGardensYourHome

03/24/2020

We hope this virtual tour of the Bradford Robertson Color Garden brings a little bit of happiness to this rainy Tuesday!🌷

What would you like to see us share over the next few weeks? Let us know in the comments!👇

#CheekwoodinBloom #OurGardensYourHome

We will continue to digitally share our beautiful gardens as we comply with Mayor Cooper’s “Safer at Home” order and rem...
03/23/2020

We will continue to digitally share our beautiful gardens as we comply with Mayor Cooper’s “Safer at Home” order and remain closed until further notice, with all public programming and events cancelled through April 30.

We anticipate the newly renovated Blevins Japanese Garden and the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail will open within four weeks of our reopening, offering truly magnificent experiences to replenish and renew your spirits.

The highly anticipated “Chihuly at Cheekwood” will go on, and is being postponed to July 18 - January 10, 2021. If you have previously purchased tickets for dates prior to July 18, please email [email protected] to exchange your tickets.

Hold fast, please stay home, and know when this is all over, there’s a special place waiting for you here at Cheekwood.

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." — AristotleOur gardens are temporarily closed to the publ...
03/23/2020

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." — Aristotle

Our gardens are temporarily closed to the public, but we will continue to bring you #virtualblooms over the next few weeks!🌷

#CheekwoodinBloom #OurGardensYourHome

We just had to reshare this post from Harper's Bazaar featuring the always classy Reese Witherspoon looking beautiful as...
03/23/2020

We just had to reshare this post from Harper's Bazaar featuring the always classy Reese Witherspoon looking beautiful as ever on our very own Wisteria Arbor.

Stop by her feed and wish her a happy birthday today!

Photography by Alexi Lubomirski for BAZAAR, February 2016, Fashion Editor Joanna Hillman.

03/22/2020

Enjoy this virtual dose of nature on this sunny Sunday in Nashville!☀️ #VirtualBlooms #CheekwoodinBloom #OurGardensYourHome

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." — Okakura KakuzoOur gardens may be temporarily closed, but our #v...
03/22/2020

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." — Okakura Kakuzo

Our gardens may be temporarily closed, but our #virtualblooms can still bring a little bit of happiness to these uncertain times!🌼 #CheekwoodinBloom #OurGardensYourHome

03/21/2020

Take a virtual tour of #CheekwoodinBloom by tiptoeing (virtually) through the tulips!🌷#VirtualBlooms #OurGardenYourHome

Haven’t been able to visit #CheekwoodinBloom yet because of the closure? Don't worry because we're bringing our gardens ...
03/21/2020

Haven’t been able to visit #CheekwoodinBloom yet because of the closure? Don't worry because we're bringing our gardens to YOU! Stay tuned as we share the progress of our 150,000 blooming bulbs via social media. We’ll also be sharing art activities for your little ones, gardening tips, wellness practices, and more in addition to our garden updates. Special thank you to our Cheekwood in Bloom presenting sponsor, HCA Healthcare.🌷#OurGardensYourHome

It may be ☔ outside, but we hope our #virtualblooms help brighten up your Friday!🌷 #CheekwoodinBloom #OurGardensYourHome
03/20/2020

It may be ☔ outside, but we hope our #virtualblooms help brighten up your Friday!🌷 #CheekwoodinBloom #OurGardensYourHome

Have you seen the works of our 2020 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence? Our art galleries may be closed, but you c...
03/20/2020

Have you seen the works of our 2020 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence? Our art galleries may be closed, but you can still appreciate Hiroshi Sato’s incredible work from your home!🖼️👨‍🎨🎨#museumfromhome

"Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer." — Anita Krizzan Happy First Day of Spring!🌷  Ch...
03/19/2020

"Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer." — Anita Krizzan

Happy First Day of Spring!🌷

Check out our stories later today to see what's currently blooming. #cheekwoodinbloom #ourgardensyourhome

As Cheekwood’s Tots program is temporarily suspended, we are sharing today’s activity online for parents and tots to cre...
03/18/2020

As Cheekwood’s Tots program is temporarily suspended, we are sharing today’s activity online for parents and tots to create at home. Visit the link in our bio for details, then share your work using #cheekwoodtots for a chance to have your budding young artist featured!🎨

In response to the government’s recent recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Cheekwood will close its entire...
03/17/2020

In response to the government’s recent recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Cheekwood will close its entire campus at 3pm today, March 17, including the Gardens, Historic Mansion & Museum, and all estate buildings. All public programs are cancelled through April 19 and you will be receiving a refund for your purchase within 3-5 business days. If you do not receive the refund by March 31st please email [email protected].

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly. We look forward to the time when we can welcome you back to our beautiful Cheekwood. Until then, we will share photos of our spring blooms on social media with hopes for brighter days ahead.

😍 Thank you @icecreamvanity for sharing this precious photo..If your littles are starting to get a little stir crazy ins...
03/15/2020

😍 Thank you @icecreamvanity for sharing this precious photo.
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If your littles are starting to get a little stir crazy inside the house, bring them out to run off some energy in our brand new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden featuring the PNC Living Library pictures here, tea house, rope bridge, secret passageways and more.

#madeintn #nashvillelove

Our gardens are open and daffodils in full bloom - perfect for relaxation and fresh air! 🌼📷: @ammijembry 📸: @slobaum #na...
03/14/2020

Our gardens are open and daffodils in full bloom - perfect for relaxation and fresh air! 🌼
📷: @ammijembry 📸: @slobaum
#nashvillelove #madeintn #cheekwoodinbloom

For the safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we are keeping our Garden open, but will be closing...
03/13/2020

For the safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we are keeping our Garden open, but will be closing the Historic Mansion & Museum and suspending all public programs through March 31 to minimize close contact and group interactions.

🌼 We hope time spent in nature amid blossoming trees and spring blooms will provide you both solace and peace as we look toward brighter days ahead.

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us for the opening weekend of our new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden! T...
03/12/2020

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us for the opening weekend of our new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden! The two-acre garden is now officially open, so come outside and play! 🌷🌸🌼 | 📸: Mary Craven Photography

Cheekwood will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this weekend's opening of Cheekwood in Bloom and the Bracken F...
03/05/2020

Cheekwood will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this weekend's opening of Cheekwood in Bloom and the Bracken Foundation Children's Garden to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Emergency Response Fund to support those affected by Nashville's recent tornado. #NashvilleStrong

Visit Music City
03/03/2020
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Visit Music City

Thank you to everyone who has reached out following the devastating tornadoes that hit our city and state. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected. Nashville’s music will keep playing. Go to https://www.visitmusiccity.com/nashvillestrong for more information and ways to help. #NashvilleStrong #KeepTheMusicPlaying

Our hearts are heavy seeing the aftermath of the powerful storm that hit Nashville last night. We are thankful Cheekwood...
03/03/2020

Our hearts are heavy seeing the aftermath of the powerful storm that hit Nashville last night. We are thankful Cheekwood made it through without any damage, and our thoughts go out to those affected by last night's devastating storm.💔 #NashvilleStrong

Nashville Public Television
03/02/2020

Nashville Public Television

Tonight on NPT: A special LIVE Membership Campaign broadcast of Antiques Roadshow l PBS at 7 highlights favorite appraisals from the past 20 years.

Tune in to learn about the May 12 #AntiquesRoadshow Production Tour 2020 event at Cheekwood and our May 11 Patron's Party in NPT's Studio A.

Tickets to both are available as thank-you gifts when you #SupportNPT: https://www.wnpt.org/gifts/

We're only 🖐️ days away from Cheekwood in Bloom!🌷Have you heard about our new primary pre-kindergarten program?? Tuesday...
03/02/2020

We're only 🖐️ days away from Cheekwood in Bloom!🌷

Have you heard about our new primary pre-kindergarten program?? Tuesdays for Tots, has been expanded into Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday.

Join us for the kickoff celebration Saturday, March 7 in the new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden - and don't miss our last Tuesdays for Tots EVER tomorrow from 10 AM - 12 PM!🌱🌼🐢 #CheekwoodinBloom #CheekwoodChildrensGarden

Learn more: https://cheekwood.org/calendar/childrens-garden/

We're only 6️⃣ days away from the opening of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden! 🌱📚🎨We are thrilled to debut the W...
03/01/2020

We're only 6️⃣ days away from the opening of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden! 🌱📚🎨

We are thrilled to debut the Woodland Ramble, featuring a plank passage, stump meander, and rope bridge that will send our young visitors on a delightful journey through our newest garden. Thank you to Lucianne & Toby Wilt and Family for their support of this feature!

Don't miss our grand opening celebration on March 7th!🐢 #CheekwoodChildrensGarden

Learn more: https://cheekwood.org/calendar/childrens-garden/

Time is running out to see Orchids in the Mansion!!⏰Be sure to stop by the Historic Mansion & Museum this weekend to see...
02/29/2020

Time is running out to see Orchids in the Mansion!!⏰

Be sure to stop by the Historic Mansion & Museum this weekend to see them before it's too late!

Special thank you to our Orchids in the Mansion sponsor, Cumberland Trust.🌺 #OrchidsintheMansion

How we feel about Cheekwood in Bloom opening in ONE WEEK!🌷Who's ready to celebrate spring with 150,000 blooming bulbs, f...
02/29/2020

How we feel about Cheekwood in Bloom opening in ONE WEEK!🌷

Who's ready to celebrate spring with 150,000 blooming bulbs, five weekends of family fun, and the opening of the new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden?🌱 #CheekwoodinBloom

Special thank you to our Cheekwood in Bloom presenting sponsor, HCA Healthcare.

How amazing are these shots of the new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden?? We can't wait for the grand opening on Sat...
02/28/2020

How amazing are these shots of the new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden?? We can't wait for the grand opening on Saturday, March 7th!🌱📖🐢

Cheekwood children's garden is almost finished. Take a look!

Want to learn how to make your own flower crown?💐👑 Join us for our Spring Wearables workshop with Laura Bigbee-Fott, own...
02/28/2020

Want to learn how to make your own flower crown?💐👑

Join us for our Spring Wearables workshop with Laura Bigbee-Fott, owner of Whites Creek Flower Farm, on March 21st!

I love making floral crowns, bouts and corsages. And I’ll be doing a DIY workshop on March 21st at Cheekwood. Sign up now! It’s the Wedding Wearbles Workshop, https://cheekwood.org/learn/adult/

Don't miss the final weekend of Orchids in the Mansion!🌺Learn more about what it took to turn the historic Loggia into a...
02/28/2020

Don't miss the final weekend of Orchids in the Mansion!🌺

Learn more about what it took to turn the historic Loggia into a tropical paradise, and find out how to care for orchids of your own in our latest blog post. #OrchidsintheMansion

Learn more: https://cheekwood.org/orchids-101/

Only 9️⃣ more days until the opening of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden! Did you know that the Barbara & Rick T...
02/27/2020

Only 9️⃣ more days until the opening of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden!

Did you know that the Barbara & Rick Turner Family Turtle Pond is a sanctuary for turtles? With the help of a trained veterinarian and full-time staff, our turtles will be given a second chance at life.

Join us for the opening of our newest garden on March 7, and mark your calendars for the turtles' arrival on May 23rd, World Turtle Day!🐢📚🍃 #CheekwoodChildrensGarden

Stop by the Cheekwood table at the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, today through March 1 at the Fairgrounds Expo Center. L...
02/27/2020

Stop by the Cheekwood table at the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, today through March 1 at the Fairgrounds Expo Center. Learn about birds, bees, flowers and trees!

If you've stopped by our art galleries lately, you may have seen this impressive piece by our 2020 Martin Shallenberger ...
02/26/2020

If you've stopped by our art galleries lately, you may have seen this impressive piece by our 2020 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Hiroshi Sato!

For this series, Sato paints the Cheekwood of today, positioning many of its staff as if they were inhabiting the historic rooms, as the Cheek family would have in their years of residence. Painting in the Drawing Room for one month, the artist was able to return to the traditional realist ethos of painting from life.

Hiroshi Sato, “Large Still Life.” 2020.

02/25/2020

Can you believe there's only☝️week left of Orchids in the Mansion?? Don’t miss this limited time engagement featuring tropical foliage and an array of colorful orchids!🌺 #OrchidsintheMansion

Special thank you to our Orchids in the Mansion sponsor, Cumberland Trust.

Anyone else over this rainy Monday??🌧️ Brighten up your week by checking out Orchids in the Mansion on view throughout t...
02/24/2020

Anyone else over this rainy Monday??🌧️

Brighten up your week by checking out Orchids in the Mansion on view throughout the Historic Mansion & Museum until March 1st!🌺 #OrchidsintheMansion

📸: @haleymantlophoto

Cheekwood in Bloom opens in just TWO WEEKS! Who's joining us for opening weekend of our spring festival?? We can't wait ...
02/22/2020

Cheekwood in Bloom opens in just TWO WEEKS! Who's joining us for opening weekend of our spring festival?? We can't wait to celebrate the change of seasons with over 150,000 blooming bulbs, live music, the return of our Beer Garden, and so much more!🌼 #CheekwoodinBloom

As part of our 60th anniversary as a public institution, we will be highlighting one of our 12 distinct gardens each mon...
02/21/2020

As part of our 60th anniversary as a public institution, we will be highlighting one of our 12 distinct gardens each month. Find out more about the Carell Dogwood Garden in this month's garden spotlight!🌸

Learn more: https://cheekwood.org/carell-dogwood-garden/

The cold never bothered us anyway❄️...especially when we're watching the snow flurries from our own tropical paradise!🌺 ...
02/20/2020

The cold never bothered us anyway❄️...especially when we're watching the snow flurries from our own tropical paradise!🌺 #OrchidsintheMansion

Special thank you to our Orchids in the Mansion sponsor, Cumberland Trust.

📸: @iphotolu

"I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in some way that they've never experienced." — #Chihuly#Chihuly #C...
02/19/2020

"I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in some way that they've never experienced." — #Chihuly

#Chihuly #ChihulyAtCheekwood #Cheekwood
April 25 - November 1, 2020
Plan your visit: cheekwood.org

Dale Chihuly, “Summer Sun”, 2010 © Chihuly Studio

Want to make your own flower crown or learn how to paint “en plein air”?? Check out our upcoming spring workshops and pr...
02/18/2020

Want to make your own flower crown or learn how to paint “en plein air”?? Check out our upcoming spring workshops and programs available select Saturdays during Cheekwood in Bloom!🌷🎨💐 #CheekwoodinBloom

Learn more: https://cheekwood.org/learn/adult/

Stop by the Frist Learning Center from 10 AM - 12 PM today to join in on the fun!🎨📖🖍
02/18/2020

Stop by the Frist Learning Center from 10 AM - 12 PM today to join in on the fun!🎨📖🖍

Today's top event picks for your littles includes the festive Tuesdays for Tots program at Cheekwood, more art-making fun for grandparents and grandkids at Franklin Rec, Music w/ Miss Shannon at Gallatin library, Spark at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring + 13 library storytime activities!

https://nashvilleparent.com/today-s-top-events-for-little-kids

Nashville Public Television
02/17/2020
Nashville Public Television

Nashville Public Television

ICYMI: Ms. Cheap's Tennessean story about NPT hosting Antiques Roadshow l PBS' 2020 production tour at Cheekwood this spring!

The lottery for free tickets to the May 12 event closes Wednesday. Enter here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/tickets/apply/

Watch #AntiquesRoadshow tonight at 7 on NPT!

https://www.tennessean.com/story/life/shopping/ms-cheap/2020/02/14/nashville-antiques-roadshow-pbs-ticket-lottery-cheekwood/4749543002/

Address

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN
37205

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(615) 356-8000

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Roxanne Dale Goodman
Cheekwood Mansion 02/02/2020.
Just wanted to say thanks for hosting Pawlidays at Cheekwood! We had so much fun, and got a great Christmas card photo!
Absolutely love Cheekwood in all seasons. Christmas being one of the best. Brought my mom last year to a tea in the mansion.
Edysa Mendoza
Thinking of an impromptu road trip/day trip to cheekwood for the storybooks tomorrow. Where are some great places for me and my daughter (almost 3) to also visit and grab some food?!
Hello Cheekwood!
Please join us! Free food and great conversation with Nashville Mayoral candidate, John Ray Clemmons! https://www.facebook.com/events/300072154254458/
EVERYTHING AT CHEEKWOOD IS BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTING HISTORY, AND WELL CARED FOR AND PRESENTED!! THANK YOU
Artist Rose Elaine painted a picture of a Starlily and would like to share it with you.
Is the art hop still on for Today?