About 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 over 20,000 member households. Visitors enjoy family activities, programming for all ages and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. From 250,000 blooming bulbs in the spring to one mile of holiday lights in the winter, there’s always something to see at Cheekwood.


Celebrate and preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture nurture the spirit and serve as inspiration for a diverse and broad audience.


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

Guiding Principles

•  BEAUTY that nurtures the spirit
• PRESERVATION for future generations
• EDUCATION that enriches and inspires
• COLLABORATION that embraces a broad community
• FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY in stewarding our resources


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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