Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art Tours
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For a rejuvenating stroll through manicured gardens, head to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art, a 1930s estate just a stone's throw from downtown Nashville. Enjoy the extensive gardens, and visit the exhibition galleries and contemporary sculptures at this art hub.
With a variety of themed gardens, an art museum, and a sculpture trail, this 55-acres (22.3 hectare) estate offers enough attractions to keep you engaged all day. Join a guided tour to see the Japanese garden, flowering dogwoods, and seasonal flower displays; tour the mansion; take the kids to the trains exhibit; and enjoy the estate’s many art works. Many Nashville sightseeing passes include entry to Cheekwood along with hop-on hop-off bus tours.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The museum and outdoor spaces host both permanent works and a variety of temporary exhibitions.
- Pre-book admission, and enjoy access to the full estate and garden.
- Garden tours can accommodate all visitors, but mansion tours are limited and fill up on a first-come first-serve basis.
- The estate has a shuttle bus to help you navigate the grounds.
- There is an on-site café, a garden shop, and a gift shop.
- Cheekwood is wheelchair accessible and offers wheelchairs for guests to borrow.
How to Get There
Cheekwood is about 8 miles from downtown Nashville, and the easiest way to reach the estate is to drive. If you're staying in downtown Nashville, take Belle Meade Boulevard to Page Road and then Forrest Park Drive. If coming from outside the city, take I-40 from points east and west, or I-65 from points north and south.
When to Get There
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday and is closed on major holidays. Though there's really no bad time to visit, you should check the calendar for seasonal events—like cocktail parties and concerts—and consider what's in bloom before you visit. Spring offers thousands of blooming tulips, while the Christmas holiday season offers kid-friendly events.
Exploring Art on the Cheekwood Grounds
In addition to the art displayed in the Cheekwood's exhibition spaces, there are numerous contemporary sculptures displayed on the Cheekwood grounds. The best way to see this work is by exploring the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail, where you can enjoy about a mile (1.6 kilometers) of art. You can also visit a Cheekwood installation at Nashville's Riverfront Park, where you will find large-scale sculptures and plant displays.
Address: 1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville, TN 37205, USA
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4 Tours and Activities to Experience Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art
Spend time exploring the grounds of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens while in Nashville with this admission ticket. Make your way to the Georgian mansion and its 55 acres (22.3 hectares) of nurtured gardens. Visit Trains!, a garden-scale outdoor exhibition; one of the estate’s many art exhibits; and the Cheekwood Mansion Gift Shop all at your own pace.
Visit two of Nashville's top Mansions & Gardens on this half-day tour to Belle Meade Plantation and Cheekwood Estates & Gardens. These historic mansions and gardens were built by some of Nashville’s most prominent families and served as the economic and cultural centers of Nashville in their day. Today, they preserve and celebrate unique eras in Nashville history.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art costs USD 22.00. Guided Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art tours start around USD 22.00 per person. See all 4 Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art?
The best ways to experience Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art are:
- Nashville Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Admission Ticket
- Mansions & Gardens Tour: Nashville to Belle Meade Plantation & Cheekwood Estate
- Champagne Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville
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