Cheekwood in Bloom FAQs
There’s no place more beautiful than Cheekwood in the spring as more than 150,000 blooming bulbs spill from our gardens creating a color experience you won’t forget. With five weekends of family fun, live entertainment, and the return of our Beer Garden, there’s something for everyone at Cheekwood in Bloom! Whether you’re a returning guest or joining for the first time, let this guide help ensure your Blooms experience is one you’ll never forget.
What days are you open for Cheekwood in Bloom?
Cheekwood in Bloom is now open SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! Although our weekend lineup this year is action packed, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a midweek peaceful stroll throughout the gardens.
How do I know what’s currently blooming?
Check out our Instagram and Facebook stories daily to see updates on what’s currently blooming! You can also contact Visitors Services at 615-353-6968.
How much is parking?
Parking is $5 per car and payable on-site. Parking can sometimes be limited, so we encourage our guests to consider using Uber or Lyft. We’ve partnered with Lyft to offer exclusive ride discounts to Cheekwood! New to Lyft? Get $5 off 3 rides at http://lyft.com/i/cheekwoodnash or download the app and enter code CHEEKWOODNASH.
When will the Beer Garden be open?
Our Beer Garden will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm, with live entertainment until 2 pm. Café 29 will also be serving up delicious sandwiches and other snacks in our Beer Garden this year!
Are there any special events during Cheekwood in Bloom?
We have a few special weekend happenings throughout Cheekwood in Bloom! March 16-17 we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the greenest place in Nashville (including green beer for an Instagram-worthy post). Don’t miss the Daffodil Show and Art Alive! happening March 22-24! We will wrap up Cheekwood in Bloom by hosting our annual Native Plant Sale and Drop Everything and Read Day on April 6.
What tours are available during Cheekwood in Bloom?
There are several tours offered this year, including the docent-led garden and house tours, a Behind-the-Scenes tour, and our new “Walk with a Gardener” tour. Tours are first-come, first-served, so make sure to plan ahead!
What weekend activities will be offered this year?
Our Sunday activities this year include Tai Chi in the Wills Perennial Garden, Yoga led by a certified yoga instructor, and Plein Air Painting with the Chestnut Group. Each Saturday during Cheekwood in Bloom we will be hosting an adult workshop, children’s storytime, and family activities.
What will be on view in the Museum of Art?
Enjoy the botanical experience beyond the gardens by viewing our spring exhibition, In Bloom: Works from Cheekwood’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Museum of Art beginning March 21. You can also view our current exhibition, Derived from the Decorative, until June 9.
Anything new this year?
There are quite a few new offerings this year during Cheekwood in Bloom! We are introducing our Sunday funday Blooms & Brunch event starting on March 10. Café 29 will be offering a full brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas, and Bloody Marys each Sunday during Cheekwood in Bloom from 11 am – 2 pm. Additionally, we will be hosting Plein Air Painting with the Chestnut Group on Sundays from 11 am – 2pm. Participation is included with the cost of Cheekwood admission, although participants are responsible for supplying their own materials. On Tuesdays during Cheekwood in Bloom, we will be hosting Afternoon Tea in the Mansion from 2 pm – 4pm. Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones, and cakes on the historic Loggia of the Cheekwood Mansion. Purchase tickets for Afternoon Tea in the Mansion here.
How many blooms are there?
There are more than 100,000 tulips blooming in our gardens, including 30 different varieties. We also have 32,000 hyacinths, over 13,050 narcissus, and more than 12,000 violas and pansies.
Want to see the full lineup for this year’s festival? Visit our Cheekwood in Bloom calendar page here for more information.