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Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art

1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205
615-356-8000
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Ranked #21 of 123 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Art Museums
Activities: Getting married
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an... more » Owner description: Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities with four distinct festivals held during the year. From Cheekwood in Bloom with more than 50,000 tulips in the Spring, to a children’s wonderland of Christmas trees, Trains, Santa, live reindeer, and more during Holiday at Cheekwood, Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with something for everyone! « less
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Monterey, Tn
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We went to Cheekwood on a Saturday afternoon on a whim. It was late October and most of the flowers were gone or faded so to be fair we will make a return trip in the spring. That being said the rounds are still worth the trip, the Japanese Garden is lovely and the quirky vine turrets are photo ops... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Perhaps October was not the best time to visit...The seasonal garden had a number of amusing scarecrows with puns regarding scarecrows. Mansion was impressive, and the art work on display very interesting.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

May 2009, explored the arboretum with my young daughter and her friend. The Japanese installation is the magical. We found treasures in the gift shop and a beautiful summer hat for myself. Lunch in the Pineapple Room was the perfect conclusion of beautiful afternoon and fun small discoveries.

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Tennessee
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129 reviews 129 reviews
61 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

This formally owned private,100 acre estate was built in 1932 for Leslie Cheek and Mabel Wood---thus, the name Cheekwood. The Cheeks moved into the mansion in 1933. Two years later Mr. Cheek passed away at age 61. The Estate stayed in the family until the 1950's when they offered it up as an art and botanical garden site. It was... More

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Raleigh
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We visited Cheekwood on Tuesday, a rainy, stormy day, and had a great time seeing the trails, Japanese Garden, pumpkin festival, gorgeous blooming mums all over, not to mention touring the Mansion with its lovely collections and art, and more. Allow a few hours and do get lunch in the Pineapple Cafe. Weekdays may be the best time to avoid... More

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Salem, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens are wonderful and amazing. There are lots of flowers, yes, but there are lots of interesting architectural elements that add to the beauty as well. We did not go into the Museum of Art but did walk around the building and did take the Sculpture Trail Walk. When we visited there were lots of pre-school age children... More

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Princeton, Kentucky
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Cheekwood does an exceptional job of bring art into the garden spaces, and this fall's fun scarecrow display is worth the trip. The kitchy charm of local organizations interpretations of scarecrows ranges from Godzilla to pixel art and more than 40 more! The gardens are displaying brilliantly, even as fall starts to put many plants to sleep for the season.... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The good is very good, the atmosphere is great and then you can tour the grounds and get some education. :-)

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love Cheekwood!! It is absolutely beautiful no matter when you go! There are always different events going on and its so much fun. I have been to the tulip event in the spring with my mother and my wife and I went to the lights exhibit in the fall. The tulip event was during the day and the lights... More

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Guerneville, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Overpriced for what they have to offer. Fun pumpkin patch and scrarecrow exhibit but could use a lot more botonical signs and flowering plants

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