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Cheekwood is considered one of the finest American Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the extraordinary 1930s estate, with its 30,000 square foot Mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with period rooms and art galleries, showcasing works from its permanent collection as well as traveling exhibitions. The property includes 12 distinct gardens including the Blevins Japanese Garden and the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, as well as a 1.5-mile woodland trail featuring modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture. Each year, Cheekwood plays host to seasonal festivals including Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest and Holiday LIGHTS. Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is a three-time USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden. In 2020, the grounds were awarded a Level II National Arboretum Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. Cheekwood is located just 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville.

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Sean Kenney's Nature POP Made with LEGO Bricks on view through September 5, 2021
Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
Bracken Foundation Children's Garden at Cheekwood
Summertime at Cheekwood
Trains and Trains Playhouse
Glass Bridge on the Sculpture Trail
Art Galleries in the Historic Mansion & Museum
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens


1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205


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Tuesday – Sunday | 9 AM – 5 PM*
Thursday Night Out | 5 – 9 PM**
*Cheekwood opens early at 8 AM on Wednesdays for our Members to enjoy Mindfulness Walks on The Carell Trail.
**Select Thursdays through October 28
Dates Closed
CLOSED Mondays*, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

*During Cheekwood in Bloom, Cheekwood is open from 9 AM – 5 PM on Mondays.

Discounts Given

  • Student Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Other Discounts
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount
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