Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

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 Welcome to Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum, the 55-acre historic estate that provides guests with an excellent glimpse at the life and art of Nashville past. Cheekwood Estate itself is a Colonial Revival/Georgian mansion built in 1929, the former family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek. The rooms that were once the living spaces for the family are today converted into galleries, the entire home serving as a history, architecture, and art lesson all in one!

While here your group can opt in for a guided group tour or just explore the grounds and the museum at your own pace. A walk around the property will take you to ‘another time and place’, the various cultivated gardens and expansive vistas mostly unchanged since the 1930’s. Discover each of the 12 different themed gardens, the Woodland Sculpture Trail, and any of the possibly occurring outdoor events or festivals taking place. The gardens are abuzz with activity any time of the year, with over 150,000 bulbs blooming in the Spring and over 1 million holiday lights twinkling in the winter.

Both the grounds and the museum see over 225,000 visitors a year, making this one of Nashville’s top cultural attractions. Within the art museum see more contemporary sculpture, several historically themed galleries, and an overall better look at the ‘lifestyle of American Country Place Era’. There are opportunities to eat and shop inside at the Pineapple Room Restaurant and Gift Shop, or your group can also opt-in for the boxed lunches option during your visit.