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Meet Cheekwood’s Newest Residents

August 18, 2020

Cheekwood’s newest residents have arrived! We are pleased to introduce our first permanent residents of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden.

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Member Monday

July 21, 2020

On Monday, July 20, we opened for a day of celebration exclusively for our members. We caught up with a few Cheekwood members to ask them what they loved most about their membership!

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Muffins for Mom

May 6, 2020

We can't wait to be able to welcome guests back to Café 29, but in the meantime treat mom to a delicious Mother's Day brunch with our visitor and staff favorite, Maxwell House Muffins!

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Member Moments

April 29, 2020

We asked our members to share a photo of their favorite Cheekwood moment!

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Cheekwood Names James W. Tottis New VP of Museum Affairs

March 2, 2020

Veteran Curator Specializes in American Art

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Love on a Train

February 13, 2020

On a trip back from New York, Mabel Wood made a stop in Guthrie, KY, to see who she knew. There, at Guthrie, Leslie Cheek noticed Mabel and sought out to find her name and destination.

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Holiday LIGHTS was Voted the Best Event in Nashville – Here’s Why!

December 4, 2019

Holiday LIGHTS is an unforgettable experience that has become a favorite Nashville holiday tradition. It’s easy to see why Nashville Scene Readers voted it Best Event/Festival!

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Baking Holiday Memories with Christie Cookies

November 19, 2019

As a generous in-kind sponsor of Cheekwood programs throughout the year, Christie Cookie helps us bring the magic of the season to life at special events during Holiday LIGHTS.

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Cheekwood’s Corporate Friends

October 7, 2019

Deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to your clients, employees and prospects while preserving one of the most iconic cultural institutions in Tennessee.

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Cheek Mansion Loggia Restoration

June 17, 2019

As Cheekwood continues its multiple historic initiatives campaigns to return the rooms of this once private family residence to their original 1930s elegance, the Loggia falls next in line.

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USA Today’s Top 10 Botanical Garden

May 6, 2019

Cheekwood has been named a Top 10 Botanical Garden in the USA Today Readers’ Choice poll.

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The Impact of William Edmondson

February 22, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, we would like to recognize the global impact of William Edmondson and his work.

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2019 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition Winners

January 12, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 28th Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards! 

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Summer Camp 2020

January 11, 2019

Cheekwood Summer Camp 2019 Schedule

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‘Tis the Season for Engagements

November 14, 2018

Engagement season is right around the corner, and we have prepared the perfect package for a magical holiday proposal at Cheekwood.

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

October 29, 2018

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? We have plenty of one-of-a-kind items to choose from in our Cheekwood Mansion Gift Shop and our brand new Garden Gift Shop!

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2018 Fall Member Appreciation Day

October 10, 2018

On Monday, October 8, 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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2018 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence

August 12, 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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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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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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