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Events for July 14 - 21, 2013

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

Cheekwood is closed on Mondays including Memorial Day & Labor Day


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
May 24 - November 10 LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood - SPECIAL CLOSING WEEK HOURS! Open EVERY night until 11pm!

Lunch and Lecture

July 18 Wits’ End: The Building of a Gardener’s Garden

Join us as Troy Marden, award-winning garden and floral designer, shares the story of the creation of his home garden, Wits’ End. Troy will describe how he brought a weed-infested garden patch back from the brink and transformed it into a lush landscape, where tried-and-true garden gems grow alongside the newest and most unusual forms of annuals, perennials, tropical, and shrubs. This design and plant-driven discussion will include tips and tactics that the everyday, non-professional can apply to enhance their own home garden. Learn more about Troy Marden at:
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Garden Shows and Lectures

July 14 Tennessee Gesneriad Society

Botanic Hall, 2 pm
The program will be a slide show of the winning plants from the 2013 International Convention of the Gesneriad Society. For more information, contact Julie at or 615-364-8459.

Public Programs

July 18 Family Night Out: Nashville Ballet performing Degas and the Little Dancer

6:30 pm
It’s time to break out your blankets and picnic baskets because Cheekwood is, once again, welcoming back Family Night OutSpecial Event Fees Apply.


Open until 11:00 pm

Friday evenings will be even more magical during the exhibition as musical acts throughout Cheekwood supply an eclectic Music City soundtrack to Munro’s LIGHT. Join us for an evening experience of music, art, food, and fun.

* LIGHT throughout the Grounds and Mansion

* Live Music in Several Locations in the Garden and Mansion

* Specialty Cocktails & Cash Bars throughout the Grounds

* Dining in the Pineapple Room (reservations recommended) 

Pineapple Room: Singer/Songwriter, Gary Michael Smith
Herb Garden: Swing Trio
Drawing Room: Pianist, Hans Nelson  (Steinway Piano Society Member)
Howe Garden: City Lights Trio

July 19 Fitness Fridays

Fridays in June and July
7:00 am
Get in shape at Cheekwood! You won’t find a more beautiful workout space anywhere in the city—join us for early morning opportunities to strengthen, energize and flex for health and fitness.

Gates open at 7:00 am
*All activities meet at the Visitor Services Center and are free with gate admission.

7:30 am – Yoga in the Garden
Led by certified trainers from the Green Hills YMCA.

8:30 am
– Sculpture Trail Hike
Led by certified trainers from the Green Hills YMCA.

9:30 am
– Stroller Strides

Special Lectures and Tours

July 14 Guided Tours

Cheekwood House and History
Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM

July 20 Guided Tours


Every Saturday at 11:00 AM
Wills Perennial Garden
Museum of Art Exhibition
Every Saturday at 11:00 AM
Cheekwood House and History
Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM

July 21 Guided Tours

Cheekwood House and History
Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM

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