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2018 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence

August 3, 2018

Cheekwood’s 2018 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence is Gabriel Dawe. Dawe creates site-specific installations of visible light spectrums using thread.

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August Featured Plant List

August 1, 2018

August is a beautiful month to observe nature! Read our garden team's top plant picks from each of our 11 distinct gardens.

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A Chat with Cheekwood Docents

July 24, 2018

We recently sat down with two of our docents, Karen and Shelia, to ask them some questions about their experience as a docent, and what they love most about their involvement with Cheekwood.

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Native Plants

July 15, 2018

“Native plants should be defined as those that have evolved and adapted to a specific location and have remained genetically unaltered by humans.”- Andy Wasowski

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

July 9, 2018

Learn how you can implement Cracking Art's environmental messages into your daily life.

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July Featured Plant List

July 1, 2018

July is a beautiful month to observe nature! Read our garden team's top plant picks from each of our 11 distinct gardens.

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June is Perennial Gardening Month!

June 13, 2018

June is Perennial Month, and we're honoring the loyal and dependable plant. Learn about our top three recommended perennials for your yard.

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June Featured Plants

June 2, 2018

June is Perennial Month, and we're celebrating all the beautiful blooms in our gardens as we settle into summertime at Cheekwood.

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Cheekwood is a Blue Star Museum

May 20, 2018

Cheekwood announces its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families.

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This Place Matters

May 12, 2018

May is National Preservation Month! Learn about all of the historic preservation initiatives in the works at Cheekwood.

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May Featured Plants

May 2, 2018

Spring has sprung in Nashville, and it is a gorgeous time of year to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. See our garden team's must-sees in the garden this month.

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Frist Learning Center Renovation

April 24, 2018

Renovation of The Frist Learning Center began before the holiday season, and it has been a fascinating journey. Read more about our progress on this exciting project.

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Tennessee Dogwood Day

April 17, 2018

The Carrell Dogwood Garden at Cheekwood is the centerpiece of our Nationally Certified Cornus Collection.

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Spring Member Appreciation Day

April 10, 2018

On Monday, April 9, we hosted our biannual Member Appreciation Day. We caught up with a few Cheekwood members to ask them what they loved most about their membership.

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April Featured Plants

April 1, 2018

April is a gorgeous time of  year to spend in the gardens. Walk the gardens, and see if you can identify this month's featured plants.

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The Threat of Emerald Ash Borer

March 21, 2018

Emerald ash borer (EAB), is an exotic beetle that poses a severe threat to native ash trees.

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March Featured Plants

March 11, 2018

Spring has sprung at Cheekwood, with thousands of blooming bulbs, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the gardens this month.

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Five Women Artists

March 1, 2018

Cheekwood is thrilled to partner with the National Museum of Women in the Arts to showcase Five Women Artists.

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Arts Advocacy Day

February 28, 2018

Arts Advocacy Day in Tennessee is an important opportunity to show your support of the arts and arts education.

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250k Tree Day

February 14, 2018

On February 24 2018, we will plant 250,000 native tree seedlings across Tennessee.

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