Cheekwood Harvest

September 21, 2019 – October 27, 2019   |   Tuesday - Sunday 9 AM - 5PM; Open additional hours on Thursdays 5 PM - 9 PM

Cheekwood Harvest

Cheekwood Harvest 2019

Celebrate the autumnal season at Cheekwood! We’re set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. The changing of the leaves are one of many garden highlights you’ll find as oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees greet you with their fall colors. You’ll find activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date.

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Made possible in part by funds from the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee. 

General Cheekwood Admission Tickets

Mum Explosion

More than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn hues are planted throughout the gardens specifically for Cheekwood Harvest.


Silly and serious, big and small, frightening and friendly-scarecrows created by our Nashville community will invade our gardens again this fall. Get in on the fun of Cheekwood Harvest by assembling a group in your school, workplace, church or neighborhood and designing your own custom scarecrow!

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The Pumpkin house and Patch

Don’t just pick pumpkins, step into our Pumpkin House and experience them! This 11-foot-tall Pumpkin House is fun for the whole family. Pumpkins for carving, painting and are waiting for your to purchase and take home. And explore more pumpkins that help brighten and add interest to our various gardens.

NEW! This year we will have not one, but TWO Pumpkin Houses.

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The Cheekwood Beer Garden

Experience everything the harvest season has to offer with our festive Beer Garden, open every Saturday and Sunday during Cheekwood Harvest. Enjoy tasty pub fare and beers on tap as you relax with family and friends each weekend of Harvest. (Additional fee applies: cash bar for guests 21+)

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Thursday Night Out 

Enjoy half-priced admission, live music in the Beer Garden, special programming in the galleries, food trucks, lawn games, songwriters and more.

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Halloween Pooch Parade

Bring your favorite four-legged friend to Cheekwood for our Halloween Pooch Parade. Costumed canines and their owners are invited to parade around the gardens for a fun morning stroll.

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Every Saturday

Live Music | 11 am – 2 pm
Frist Learning Center Courtyard
Drawing Room
Beer Garden

Storytime in the Literacy Garden | 10 am, 11 am, noon
Family Activity | 10 am – 2 pm
Beer Garden featuring lawn games and food trucks | 11 am – 4 pm

House and History Tour | 10 am, noon, 2 pm
Walk with a Gardener | 11 am
Guided Garden Tour | 1 pm


September 21 | Noon – 1:30 pm
The Art of Kokedama

September 28 | 9:30 am – noon, 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Ceramics for Beginners: Throwing on the Wheel

October 5 | 10 am – noon
Arranging Fall Florals

October 12 | Noon
Plant Propagation, Seed Selection, Budding and Grafting with Dr. Dilip Nandwani

October 19 | 10 am
Pick Your Own Bouquet with the Nashville Rose Society

*Additional fee and online registration required.

Every Sunday

Live Music | 11 am – 2 pm
Frist Learning Center Courtyard
Beer Garden

Tai Chi | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Yoga in the Garden | 1 pm – 2 pm

House and History Tour | 10 am, noon, 2 pm
Walk with a Gardener | 11 am
Guided Garden Tour | 1 pm

Behind the Scenes Tours

September 22 | 2:30 pm
Renovating the Blevins Japanese Garden

September 29 | 2:30 pm 
Photo Ops with the Cheekwood Marketing Team

October 6 | 2:30 pm
Putting the Permanent Collection in the Historic Rooms

October 13 | 2:30 pm 
Designing the Gardens

October 20 | 2:30 pm 
Restoring the Loggia

October 27 | 2:30 pm 
Tour the Cheekwood Greenhouse

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