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NASHVILLE, TN. – Even as temperatures drop and winter approaches, Cheekwood’s garden staff are busy planting more than 100,000 tulip bulbs across the estate’s grounds in preparation for 2014’s Cheekwood in Bloom festival. The massive planting nearly doubles the number of tulips planted for the previous year’s event.

As in years past, the tulips will be the visual highlight and signature of the six-week series of spring-themed programming. Every weekend during Cheekwood in Bloom, visitors will find live music, art activities for all ages, special tours and performances, and beloved Nashville traditions such as the Spring Art Hop.

Cheekwood’s gardening experts will spend a few weeks planting the bulbs according to a specifically designed plan that incorporates color, variety and composition to create the large-scale, blooming work of art.

“We’re planting almost twice as many tulips this year for Cheekwood in Bloom,” said Patrick Larkin, Senior Vice President of Gardens and Facilities. “Last year’s display of 55,000 tulips was breathtaking, and this year’s display is going to be simply unbelievable. We can’t imagine a bolder, more joyful backdrop for all of the family-friendly activities we’re planning throughout the season. You won’t want to miss Cheekwood this spring.”

The botanical garden and art museum has enjoyed strong attendance and national attention for its Bruce Munro LIGHT exhibition through the summer and fall months of 2013. Cheekwood will continue the momentum with harvest and holiday programming leading up to the stunning reveal of its tulip-covered transition to spring.

About Cheekwood
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Our mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, seniors $10 and children 3-17 are $5. Parking is $3 per car. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit

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