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Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art
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Cheekwood Estate and Gardens Admission
Ranked #24 of 255 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!
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We recently visited Cheekwood and enjoyed it greatly. The gardens and flowers are beautiful. The paths are laid out well and make it very easy to wander through the gardens. The "Bugs" exhibit is very cool. This a great place to take beautiful pictures. The Warhol art exhibit is a little bland but the gardens are great. Plan to spend 2 to 3 hours here. The $14 admission is very fair for this botanical gardens. Plan to go again in a few months.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Was here again recently for a private event on a beautiful evening. The Cheek mansion is always a treat to go into. The Warhol exhibit isn't my favorite and I wouldn't come solely to see it but it was nice to view. My wife and I enjoy the grounds....you can truly find many solitary picturesque places to sit and talk while enjoying the foliage, trees or the various outdoor exhibits that change over time.

Cheekwood has the highest rating that an Arboretum can have in the state of TN (level 4 and I believe the only one in the mid state). Trees and plants are well labeled and they've got beautiful mature trees to appreciate.

I've not eaten in the Pineapple Room (restaurant) for 30 years (wow I sound old!) but it is still there and it has a loyal following.

Thank bdcdaddy
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Nice for a walk around, the gallery had a Warhol exhibit which was an interesting juxtaposition to the conventional surroundings. Well maintained gardens.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This isn't the most welcoming botanical garden as they collect a $3 parking fee from you before you even have found a place to park. The $14 admission is high, too, considering the size of the garden. The gift shop is small. We enjoyed looking at the china in the house. Our favorite part of the whole garden was the outdoor toy train built in and around tree stumps, limbs and wood chips.

2  Thank DONNAandJANET
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Reviewed 24 July 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)

3  Thank rduinc
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