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“Great botanical garden..”

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art
Ranked #25 of 252 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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!
Saint Louis, Missouri
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964 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Great botanical garden..”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Cheekwood is located a convenient distance outside of Nashville, in the exclusive Belle Meade part of town. It was enjoyable seeing all the spectacular houses and properties on the drive down there. The gardens themselves are done very nice. There are 5-6 separate garden areas scattered around the grounds, each one different then the others. It's not a big place, so it's an easy walk between garden areas. We got to the gardens when they opened, so had the place almost to ourselves for the first 90 minutes or so. The mansion is also interesting to see and I highly recommend the docent tour so you can find out a little bit of the background of the family behind Maxwell House Coffee and where the term, "good to the last drop" came from.

If you're a member of a botanical garden from another city, check to see if they have a reciprocal agreement with Cheekwood. Our garden did, so our two admissions and parking today were free (saving us $31)

Visited July 2014
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Peekskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Small but nice!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you like botanical gardens this is a nice place to spend a couple of hours! Lots to do for kids if you have them!

Visited July 2014
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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place to go for flowers & exciting exhibits. ”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I would suggest you get there right when they open so there ate not as many people around. . . Especially if you want pictures of the amazing scenery and grounds. The Bug exhibit was going on when we went which was fun to see all the different bug sculptures integrated into the beautiful surroundings. Plus, I'm trying to get better at DSLR photography and this place has so many beautiful areas to photograph. And mention the most important thing...I became engaged here!

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Charleston, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens outside the City”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

wonderful place outside the City for peace and quiet and relaxation. Cheekwood is a beautiful location and is worth the drive or ride about 20 min out of Downtown.

Visited June 2014
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Stewart, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Must See..History and Restaurant to eat”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is amazing piece of history and the gardens wow is breathtaking. The restaurant is excellent too espec for a "Tea Garden" experience. Just lovely way to spend an afternoon

Visited October 2013
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