Cheekwood is approximately 8 1/2 miles southwest of downtown Nashville and is adjacent to the Percy Warner Park and Golf Course on Forrest Park Drive. From Downtown Nashville Take Broadway / West End Avenue / Harding Road to Belle Meade Boulevard (1/2 mile beyond White Bridge Road); turn left from Harding Road onto Belle Meade Boulevard; travel to the end of Belle Meade Boulevard (approx. 2 1/2 miles); turn right from Belle Meade Boulevard onto Page Road; turn left from Page Road onto Forrest Park Drive (the first street on the left); Cheekwood is at the top of Forrest Park Drive on the right.
With nationally recognized collections of American and contemporary painting and sculpture, a botanical garden named in the "Top Five" by Southern Living magazine, and year-round family-friendly activities, there's something for everyone at Cheekwood! There is always something happening in Cheekwood's Botanical Gardens. From the Robertson Ellis Color Garden bursting with season displays of colorful annuals, to the formal Martin Boxwood Garden, visitors can walk through the 55 acres and discover different styles and periods of gardens and study a wide selection of plants that can be grown in Middle Tennessee. The Botanical Garden serves as a clearing house for information on plants and organizations of interest to gardeners, garden clubs and homeowners. The office of the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee is in Botanic Hall and serves as the umbrella organization for the seventy garden clubs in the region. Many plant societies hold their meetings at Cheekwood.
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