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Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Once the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, this extraordinary 1930s estate, with its Georgian style mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanic garden, woodland sculpture trail, and art museum.
Ticket Type
Qty
Price
Adult
$21.50
Child
Age: 3-17 years. Under 3 are free.
$14.50
Senior
65+
$19.50
College Student with ID
College Student with ID
$17.50
Cheekwood Gardens is now open for Garden Tours only. Tickets can be purchased for Mansion Tours upon arrival.
Once the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, this extraordinary 1930s estate, with its Georgian style mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanic garden, woodland sculpture trail, and art museum.

Highlights

  • Explore 12 beautiful themed gardens
  • New Exhibit-Sean Kenney's Nature POP!
  • Learn about the equestrian history in the newly renovated horse stalls and tack room at The Frist Learning Center
  • Follow the 0.9 mile path of The Carrell Woodland Sculpture Trail discovering a unique combination of art and nature
  • Seasonal Festivals and Happenings throughout the year featuring permanent and temporary art exhibitions, activities and more.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre American Country Place Era estate in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1929 by the Cheek family, who amassed their fortune in part through the Maxwell House Coffee business, the estate was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960.

Today, it features 12 distinct gardens, a woodland sculpture trail, a 7,000 piece permanent collection and a Georgian-style Mansion with historically furnished rooms and galleries. Over 225,000 visitors come to Cheekwood annually for year-round seasonal festivals, world-class art exhibitions, breathtaking gardens, and educational and public programs for all ages.

A member of the American Public Gardens Association, Cheekwood is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

Sean Kenney's Nature POP! Made from Lego® Bricks
May 1-Sept 5:
This exhibition features 38 sculptures made from more than 800,000 LEGO® Bricks. Inspired by the Pop art movement, Kenney’s work blurs the boundaries between austere and the everyday, drawing from a belief that everything is interconnected. Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! Made with LEGO® Bricks explores the beauty of nature through highly stylized, colorful displays that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings.

    Programs throughout 2021:

  • In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940-(March 13 – July 4)
  • Nature POP!– (May 1 – September 5)
  • The Art of William Edmondson Exhibition-(August 12 – October 31)
  • Harvest at Cheekwood- (September 18 – October 31)
  • Graphic Arts Gallery Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Capturing Culture–(September 3 – January 30)
  • Artist in Residence Natasha Bowdoin–(August 21 – October 31)
  • INTERVENTIONS: Beth Katleman–(September 18– January 9)


The Manor tickets can be purchased at Cheekwood for a timed ticket that day or just enjoy the 12 beautiful themed Gardens.

Operating Times

Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays).
Closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Reservation Notes

Due to the reopening and COVID restrictions, reservations need to be called in prior to arrival. E-Ticket will have details.

Duration

self-guided

Booth Location

1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN 37205

Parking

On-Site parking, $5.00 fee onsite.

Age Requirements

Adults are ages 18 and up, Youth are ages 3-17, 2 and under are free. Senior rate is 65+ with ID; College Student discount with ID.

Notes

Ticket valid during normal operating hours and not valid for special events, after hour events, concerts, Holiday LIGHTS, El Dia and Spring Art Hop.
Cheekwood is committed to making its exhibitions, programs and services as accessible as possible, and is actively working to make its grounds and facilities user-friendly. However, due to the historic nature of much of the gardens and mansion, some areas may present challenges to those in wheelchairs, or who have difficulty walking or climbing. Cheekwood provides manually operated wheelchairs as a courtesy to our guests. They are available on a first come, first served basis and can be checked-out from the Visitor Services Center.