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CHEEKWOOD IN BLOOM

March 20, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Event By: Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art Address: 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN 37205 Email: info@cheekwood.org Phone: (615) 356-8000 Toll-free: (877) 356-8150
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SATURDAYS March 21 – April 25 Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Join us in the studios each weekend and create an interactive springtime-themed art project – open to all ages! *New* Garden Demonstrations 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Enjoy garden-themed activities each weekend in the Color Garden, from investigating bugs and making a fairy gardens to learning to care for trees and more. Open to green thumbs of all ages! Live Music: Jazz in the Herb Garden Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensemble 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Take a seat in the garden and enjoy the soothing sounds of our talented friends from the Nashville Jazz Workshop. Garden Tales 10:15 am & 11:15 am Enjoy songs, dance and interactive reading as we bring your favorite nature-themed children's books to life in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden! Live Music: Piano in the Museum Drawing Room 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Local pianist Gunther Knaup will create a beautiful soundtrack for the perfect Saturday stroll through the gallery. SUNDAYS March 22 – April 26 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music 2:00 pm We are honored to partner with Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music to host some of Nashville's finest musicians in the Museum of Art’s Intimate Drawing Room. MARCH 22: John Johns and Nolan Harvel, classical guitar MARCH 29: Blair Chamber Ensembles APRIL 5 (Easter): Blair Voice Majors in Concert APRIL 12: Fiddle Frenzy directed by Crystal Plohman APRIL 19: Piano Students in Concert, present by instructor Craig Nies APRIL 26: Lauren Coplan, piano ANNOTATIONS 3:30 pm Calling all book lovers! Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to hear celebrated local authors share their stories and processes for a rare ‘behind-the-text’ view of their work. Offered in partnership with Parnassus Books. Space is limited; first-come, first-seated. March 22: Ariel Lawhon author of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress March 29: Young adult novelist Kristin Tubb presentsThe 13th Sign April 5: Carson Morton author of Stealing Mona Lisa April 12: Children's author Jessica Young presents her new book Original Recipe April 19: Jeff High author of Each Shining Hour: A Novel of Watervalley April 26: Alana White author of Sign of the Weeping Virgin and Kim Teter author of Isabella's Libretto Every Saturday & Sunday Guided Museum Tours. Tours are free; no reservations are required. Celebration of Trees: Guided Arboretum Tour 11:30 am Celebrate spring with a walk among Cheekwood’s magnificent dogwoods! Join one of our expert garden guides to explore over 14 species and 23 cultivated dogwood varieties as well as many other flowering trees. House & History Tour 12:30 pm Learn about the early 20th Century design and construction of our Mansion and grounds, and explore Cheekwood's place in the American Country Place Estate Era. Collection & Exhibition Tour 1:30 pm Learn about the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, including the current Trees of Myth and Legend exhibition by acclaimed landscape artist Charles Brindley. FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT Saturday, March 21, 12:00 pm Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presents The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings Join us as the Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presents an original Tom Tichenor marionette play about a little rabbit who learns a valuable lesson when his wish comes true. Running time: 30 minutes Saturday, March 28, 12:00 pm Nashville Ballet presents Ferdinand the Bull This Picasso-inspired interpretation of Ferdinand the Bull will be a perfect spring outing, using bright colors, music and costumes to tell the beloved tale of the bull that preferred flowers to fighting. Saturday, April 4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm SPRING ART HOP Special Event Pricing: Member Adults $5, Member Kids FREE Non-member adults $17; Seniors $15; Children 3-17 $10; Children 2 and under are FREE Free passes are not valid for special events Celebrate spring in style with a true Nashville tradition! Now in its 23rd year, the Spring Egg Hop is full of fun for all ages...don't forget your basket! • Egg hunts • Crafts • Performances and Music • 20,000 eggs! ‘Egg’cellent Magic Show 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm Our favorite magician is at it again with tricks and riddles to make everyone giggle, and he's bringing some of his furriest, big-eared friends! Musical Petting Zoo, Country Music Hall of Fame 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Kids of all ages are invited to this hands-on opportunity to play banjos, fiddles and more. Instructors from the Country Music Hall of Fame will be on-site to offer guidance – and applause! Landscaping for Birds and Wildlife presented by Warner Park Nature Center 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Warner Park Nature Center will be on hand to give tips and demonstrations on landscaping for birds and wildlife. You’ll walk away with inspiration for making your backyard a welcome spot for beautiful birds, playful bunnies, and other wonderful springtime creatures! Saturday, April 11, 11:30 am & 1:00 pm Mr. Steve, The Music Man Come on down for a fun mix of classic tunes and original songs that will have you singing, dancing, laughing, and learning. It's socially conscious music for kids that actually ROCKS! Saturday, April 18, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm Franklin School of Performing Arts & Cremona Strings Ensemble Join us in the Howe Garden for an enchanting student presentation of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe followed by a string performance that will fill the garden with lovely springtime melodies. CELEBRATION OF TREES (National Arbor Day Celebration): Saturday, April 25 Zoo on the Move 12:00 pm The Nashville Zoo is coming to Cheekwood! Learn fascinating facts from expert wildlife educators and get up close and personal with our animal guests. You’ll be wild about this show! “Canopy Climb” Experience 10:00 am – 2:00 pm See Cheekwood like never before! This 20-minute tree-climbing experience includes a safety lesson and expert instruction, plus incredible views! First-come, first-served; open to adults and children ages 5 and over.




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City: Nashville, TN
Region: Middle Tennessee
Subregion: Nashville & Surrounding Areas

Admission Rates:
$14 - Adults $12 - Seniors (65 +) $10 - College Students w/ ID $7 - Youth (3 - 17) Free - 2 and Under 50% MILITARY DISCOUNT for military personnel with current military ID FREE - Cheekwood Members (with Membership Card and Photo ID) PARKING:

Discounts:
Senior Citizen Discount, AAA Discount, Group Discount, Active Military, Student Discount

Payment Types Accepted:
Visa, Cash, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX

Hours Open:
Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dates Closed:
CLOSED Mondays including Memorial Day & Labor Day CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day CLOSED June 6, 2015 (Mansion is CLOSED June 5)