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Thirsty Third Thursdays Special Summer Cocktail

June 14, 2021

Learn how to make one of our featured cocktails from our first Thirsty Third Thursday on June 17th!

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Docent Spotlight: Barbara Martin

June 7, 2021

As important members of our team, docents act as volunteer teachers and tour guides. Learn about one of our most valuable docents, Barbara Martin, in our docent spotlight!

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Top Plant Picks June 2021

June 1, 2021

Say hello to summer by taking a stroll through our gardens! Cheekwood’s Plant Collections Manager, Shanna Jones, shares her top plant picks for June.

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Member Spotlight: Gina Jackson

May 24, 2021

At Cheekwood, our members are at the very heart of what we do. Learn about one of our new members, Gina Jackson, in our member spotlight!

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It’s World Turtle Day – Come See the Turtles at Cheekwood

May 19, 2021

Sunday, May 23 is World Turtle Day! Did you know that Cheekwood is home to live turtles in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden? 

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Cheekwood’s Display Collection

May 13, 2021

Cheekwood's Display Collection represents a wide range of plant forms, including bulbs, rhizomes, ferns, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees.

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Top Plant Picks May 2021

May 1, 2021

We're gearing up for summer, and so are our gardens! Cheekwood’s Plant Collections Manager, Shanna Jones, shares her top plant picks for May.

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The Arboretum at Cheekwood

April 30, 2021

Cheekwood has been awarded a Level 2 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.

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In Celebration of International Sculpture Day…

April 21, 2021

Silent Music II is now back on the Cheekwood grounds, installed near the main entrance of the Ann and Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Chuck Smith

April 16, 2021

One of Cheekwood’s greatest assets is its outstanding volunteers. Learn about one of our most valuable volunteers, Chuck Smith, in our volunteer spotlight!

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Tips for Growing Happy Dogwood Trees

April 15, 2021

Our garden team has shared a few tips to help you care for your own dogwood trees!

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Top Plant Picks April 2021

April 1, 2021

Spring has sprung, and our gardens are in full bloom here at Cheekwood! Cheekwood’s Plant Collections Manager, Shanna Jones, shares her top plant picks for April.

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Permanent Collection Highlight: The Boy

March 31, 2021

Learn more about Ruth Chaney’s The Boy, a highlight of Women to Watch: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage.

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Spring Blooms from Cheekwood to Your Home

March 29, 2021

We're bringing Cheekwood in Boom to you virtually with a look at the inspiration behind this year's display, spring gardening tips, and a guide to make your own spring wreath!

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10 Reasons to Join Cheekwood

March 15, 2021

10 Reasons to Join Cheekwood as a Cheekwood Member!

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Top Plant Picks March 2021

March 1, 2021

With over 150,000 blooming bulbs in our gardens, there's plenty to see this spring during Cheekwood in Bloom! Cheekwood’s Plant Collections Manager shares her top plant picks for March.

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All About Orchids

February 22, 2021

Inspired by our Orchids in the Mansion display? Check out our guide to achieving your own orchid oasis!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Connolly

February 18, 2021

One of Cheekwood’s greatest assets is its outstanding volunteers. Learn about one of our most valuable volunteers, Karen Connolly, in our volunteer spotlight!

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Permanent Collection Highlight: Echo Lying Down

February 15, 2021

Learn more about Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Echo Lying Down, a highlight of our permanent collection gallery installation opening February 20.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Scholastic Art at Cheekwood

February 3, 2021

Cheekwood has been hosting the Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards for 30 years, an exhibition and awards show that recognizes creative and talented teens in grades 7-12.

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