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Events for July 7 - 14, 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!

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 10 Annotations

2nd Wednesday of the month, June – September
6:30 pm

Readers and book lovers, Cheekwood has a special series of literary events just for you. Join us in our gorgeous garden setting as celebrated local authors share their stories, describe their process and offer “behind-the-text” accounts of their works. This program is offered in Partnership with Parnassus Books. Please call 615-353-9827 to RSVP for the programs.

July 10: Ruta Sepetys, Out of the Easy

July 11 Family Night Out: Mr. Greg's Muscial Madness

6:30 pm
It’s time to break out your blankets and picnic baskets because Cheekwood is, once again, welcoming back Family Night Out! Special 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, Natalie Royal
Herb Garden: Jazz Trio
Drawing Room: Pianist, Anthony Belfiglio  (Steinway Piano Society Member)
Howe Garden: Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensemble

July 12 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 7 Guided Tours

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

July 13 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 14 Guided Tours

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

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