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Events for March 22 - 24, 2013

Open: Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


March 31 - August 25 Permanent Residents: Artists from Cheekwood’s Collection
February 14 - August 25 Affectionately Yours: American Miniature Portraits and the Stories They Tell

Garden Shows and Lectures

March 23 - March 24 Daffodil Show

Saturday, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Explore the magical world of daffodils at the annual Daffodil Show sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society in Botanic Hall. You will be amazed by all the varieties of daffodils that grow here in Middle Tennessee. Anyone who has a daffodil, named or unnamed, is welcome to enter the show. Entries are accepted between 8:30 and 10:00 on Saturday, March 23. For more information please contact show chairs Becky Fox Matthews, or Anne Owen,

Public Programs

March 20 - April 30 Cheekwood in Bloom

Cheekwood is the best place in Nashville to experience one of nature’s most dramatic and exciting performances—the arrival of spring! We’ll welcome the new season during Cheekwood in Bloom, with 55,000 stunning tulips of every hue bursting from our gardens. We’ll also feature 60 varieties of daffodils, dogwoods, classic magnolias, vibrant iris, stunning viburnums and so much more. With a full calendar of special spring activities, gardening demonstrations and musical experiences, your perfect spring day is here at Cheekwood—don’t miss it!

March 23 Guided Garden Tour: Howe Garden

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Take a tour of our living exhibitions with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable guides, stopping to “dig deeper” and further explore Cheekwood’s amazing gardens. Tours are free and no reservation is required. Garden tours begin at the Visitor Center.

March 23 Live Music: Steinway Piano Society Members in the Museum of Art

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Steinway Piano Society Members will share their talents on Saturdays this spring!

March 23 Guided Museum Tour

Tours are free and no reservations are required. All tours begin in the Museum foyer.

11:00 AM – Collection & Exhibition Tour
Explore our galleries with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable docents to learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition, Permanent Residents: Artists from Cheekwood’s Collection.

1:00 PM – House & History Tour
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate.
Join one of Cheekwood’s expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family, learn of the design and construction of the mansion and grounds, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era.

March 23 Live Music: Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the Herb Garden

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us for special live performances by Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the Garden.

March 23 Garden Tales

10:30 AM
Using songs, dance, and interactive reading, storyteller Rachel Sumner will bring nature-themed children’s books to life in one of Nashville’s most beautiful spots, the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden.  Weather permitting.

March 23 Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join us every Saturday this spring to create spring-themed art projects – get creative, get inspired, and have a great time! Workshops are open to all ages.

March 23 The Nashville Ballet presents… A Midsummer Night’s Dream Story Time

12:00 PM
Experience the music, movement and costumes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed by some of Nashville’s best dancers in one of the city’s most gorgeous spaces.

March 24 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music: Student Ensemble

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Don’t miss the spring edition of our Sunday Concert Series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room, featuring talented musicians from Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

March 24 Guided Greenhouse Tour

12:00 PM
Join our expert garden staff for an informative, behind-the-scenes tour of our Production Greenhouses. Come early-- space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Greenhouse tours begin in the Courtyard of the Frist Learning Center. Please wear appropriate footwear.

March 24 Guided Museum Tour

1:00 PM - House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate

Enjoy a guided tour with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable docents.
Tours are free and no reservation is required.  Meet in the Museum Foyer.

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