Once the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, this extraordinary 1930s estate, with its Georgian mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanic garden, woodland sculpture trail, and art museum.

Visitors enjoy family activities, programming for all ages and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. From 150,000 blooming bulbs in the spring to one million holiday lights in the winter, there’s always something to see at Cheekwood. Enjoy a visual stroll or a meandering walk through 12 distinct gardens. Visit the Cheek Mansion, now the Museum of Art, for a look at the lifestyle of the American Country Place Era, and walk through family rooms converted to galleries where artworks from Cheekwood's permanent collection or a traveling exhibition are on display.

Cheekwood's Mission:
Preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

Seasonal Festivals at Cheekwood:
Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest and Holiday Lights

Visitor Hours:
Tuesday thru Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday: closed

Contact Information and Directions

Phone:615.356.8000
Website: cheekwood.org

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37205 (click to view a map)

From the Natchez Trace - exit at the northern terminus (milepost 442). Turn right onto McCrory Lane and travel 100 yards to TN Hwy 100. Turn left and travel east 7 miles.

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