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March 21 - April 26
Every spring, Cheekwood becomes the Southeast's premier spot for celebrating the new season and enjoying the return of bold, vibrant color to the landscape. Sweeping views, large-scale colorful plantings, budding trees and special programming make Cheekwood a favorite destination for families, groups and nature lovers from across the region.

March 21 – April 25

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join us in the studios each weekend and create an interactive springtime-themed art project – open to all ages!

*New for 2015* Garden Demonstrations
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy garden-themed activities on Saturdays in April in the Color Garden, from investigating bugs and making a fairy gardens to learning to care for trees and more. Open to green thumbs of all ages!

     April 18
     Creating Fairy Gardens

     April 25
     "Who Speaks for the Trees?"

Live Music: Jazz in the Herb Garden
with the Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensemble

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Take a seat in the garden and enjoy the soothing sounds of our talented friends from Nashville Jazz Workshop.

Garden Tales
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy songs, dance and interactive reading as we bring your favorite nature-themed children's books to life in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden.

Live Music: Piano in the Museum Drawing Room
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Local pianist Gunther Knaup will create a beautiful soundtrack for the perfect Saturday stroll through the galleries and historic mansion.


Saturday, April 18

Fairytale Day

Enjoy an enchanted day at Cheekwood! Our weekly Garden Demonstration, Garden Tales storytime and Studio 'Art'ivities will all take on a fun fairytale theme for the day.

Franklin School of Performing Arts
11:00 a.m., Howe Garden
Join us in the Howe Garden for an enchanting presentation of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Cremona Strings Ensemble
1:00 p.m., Howe Garden
Join us in the Howe Garden for a string performance that will fill the garden with lovely springtime melodies.

Saturday, April 25
Celebration of Trees
Join us as we observe National Arbor Day with fun, tree-themed activities all day! Stop by our Tree Transplanting Station and take home a tree seedling to transplant in your own backyard, learn everything about tree care at our Garden Demonstration or make time for one of our regularly scheduled Guided Arboretum Tours.

“Canopy Climb” Experience
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Arboretum Lawn
See Cheekwood like never before! This 20-minute tree-climbing experience includes a safety lesson and expert instruction, plus incredible views! First-come, first-served; open to adults and children ages 7 & older.

Wildlife on Wheels
12:00 p.m., Massey Hall
The Nashville Zoo is coming to Cheekwood! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn interesting and fun facts from expert animal educators and see our honorary animal guests as they venture to our grounds. You’ll be wild about this show!

March 22 – April 26

Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music
2:00 p.m.
We are honored to partner with Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music to host some of Nashville's finest musicians in the Museum of Art’s intimate Drawing Room.

      April 19
      Piano students in concert, presented by instructor Craig Nies

      April 26
      Lauren Coplan, piano

3:30 p.m.
Attention all readers and book lovers: Cheekwood has a special series of literary programs just for you! Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to listen as celebrated local authors share their stories, describe their processes and offer ‘behind-the-text’ accounts of their work.
Offered in partnership with Parnassus Books. Space is limited; first-come, first-seated.

      April 19
      Jeff High, author of Each Shining Hour: A Novel of Watervalley

      April 26
      An Afternoon in Italy with Alana White & Kim Teter

March 21 – April 26

Guided Tours
Tours are free and no reservations are required.

     Guided Arboretum Tour
     11:30 a.m.
     A walk among Cheekwood’s magnificent dogwoods is one of
     Nashville’s favorite spring rituals! Join one of our expert garden
     guides to explore over 14 species and 23 cultivated varieties of
     dogwoods as well as many other flowering trees.

     House & History Tour
     12:30 p.m.
     Learn about the early 20th Century design and construction of our
     Mansion and grounds, and explore Cheekwood's place in the
     American Country Place Estate Era.

     Collection & Exhibition Tour
     1:30 p.m.
     Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition by
     noted landscape artist Charles Brindley, Trees of Myth and Legend,
     on view until April 19. 

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