Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

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Facility:Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Description:The history and origin of Cheekwood are intimately interwoven with the growth of Nashville, the Maxwell House coffee brand and the Cheeks, one of the city's early entrepreneurial families. In 1943, Mabel Cheek deeded the house to her daughter, Huldah Cheek Sharp and her husband, Walter Sharp. The Sharps lived at Cheekwood until the 1950s when they offered it as a site for a botanical garden and art museum.

Address 1:1200 Forrest Park Dr (Cross Street: Page Road)
Address 2:
Zip Code:37205
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Hours:Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on Monday except for Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Memorial Day - Labor Day - Extended Hours to 8 pm on Thursdays!
FREE SUMMER SATURDAYS! for children 17 and under through Setpember 1st. Limit 6 children per adult.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and the second Saturday in June.
Admission:$10 - Adults
$8 - Seniors (65 +)
$5 - Youth (6 - 17) and College Students w/ ID
Free - 5 and Under
$30 - Household Cap
Telephone:(615) 356-8000
Website:Visit Website
Melissa S, Co-op Member
Beautiful Private Residence & surrounding gardens. It is a very calm relaxing place to explore. On Tuesdays they have Tot activites for the younger set. We have a lot of fun exploring the grounds every time we go.
Ringleader of Circus MaGuik, Co-op Member
A fabulous location for a spring or fall field trip! You will enjoy it in the summer but it is quite hot here and in the winter you do not get to see the natural beauty of the grounds ... and it's often too cold for little ones to be walking around comfortably.

Cheekwood consists of two parts - the historical home which is filled with art. There are traveling exhibits so there is always something new to see. Saturdays there are free art activities for students with price of admission.

The second part of Cheekwood is the botanical gardens. Formal gardens, butterfly gardens and so much more. One could spend hours roaming the grounds and not see it all. A great place to do a tree study or botany trip.

They have student programs that can be arranged that include guided tours of inside the house or the gardens plus educational ties into what they are seeing.

The staff is very helpful and kind ... but be aware that this facility is revered in middle TN. Horseplay and loud children are not appreciated. Even when walking through the gardens, students should imagine that they are in a museum and act appropriately.
Carrie, Co-op Member
We went to Cheekwood in September on a homeschool group field trip. They have great optional materials online you can download and work on with your children prior to the visit. Also, it's great for multiple age groups. I think we had K-8 with us. I definitely recommend going during Spring or Summer!
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