About Cheekwood

Cheekwood

About Cheekwood

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else. Each year, Cheekwood welcomes over 300,000 visitors, making it one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 19,000 member households. Visitors enjoy family activities, programming for all ages and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. From 150,000 blooming bulbs in the spring to one mile of holiday lights in the winter, there’s always something to see at Cheekwood.

Mission

Preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

Vision

Cheekwood will be a nationally recognized destination renowned for its distinctive beauty, historical significance and excellence in art and horticulture.

Values

Celebration of BEAUTY that nurtures the spirit Historical PRESERVATION that pays tribute to the past EDUCATION that stimulates the mind FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY in stewarding our resources CREATIVITY that ensures we are dynamic and innovative COLLABORATION that embraces our community EXCELLENCE as our standard of operation in all areas

Accreditations

Cheekwood is Accredited by the American Alliance of MuseumsCheekwood is an Arboretum Accredited by ArbNetUrban Forestry CouncilCheekwood is a 4-star Charity NavigatorCheekwood is a top 10 USA Today Botanical Garden

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

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