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Blevins Japanese Garden (Shōmu-en)

Designed by David Harris Engel, this Japanese-style tea garden guides visitors on a meditative journey to an idyllic scene of a mountain retreat.

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Bracken Foundation Children's Garden

Beautiful and horticulturally diverse, this garden featuring numerous interactive features that are engaging for all ages.

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Bradford Robertson Color Garden

A tribute to our universal love of color, we invite you walk through the sweeping curves of this garden and enjoy a collection of colorful flowers.

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Burr Terrace

Created to resemble the oldest surviving botanical garden in the world, this garden will transport you to a beautiful, Italian scene.

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Carell Dogwood Garden

Planted under a hardwood canopy, this garden displays many selections of Cornus species and is the centerpiece of our Nationally Accredited Cornus Collection®.

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Herb Study Garden

A project of the Herb Society of Nashville, this garden is devoted to the study and evaluation of herbal plants in Middle Tennessee.

Howe Garden at Cheekwood

Howe Garden

This garden is one of the most beloved gardens at Cheekwood as it pays tribute to Mrs. Cora Howe and showcases her love of wildflowers.

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Martin Boxwood Gardens

Surrounding our elegant, Georgian-style mansion,  this garden is comprised of terraced gardens with extensive plantings of boxwoods.

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Robinson Family Water Garden

If you love peaceful, cascading water sounds, this serene water garden is a must-see at Cheekwood.

Rose Study Garden

Rose Study Garden

One of the newest gardens on our property, this green space is dedicated exclusively to America’s official flower – the rose.

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Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden

This garden honors the late Sigourney Cheek and serves to inspire literacy through reading, writing and reflective thought.

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Turner Seasons Garden

Focusing on the seasonal aspect of the landscape in Tennessee, this garden features everything from summer blooms to winter berries.

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Wills Perennial Garden

Dedicated to iris breeder and author, Jesse Wills, this garden displays new and traditional perennials, as well as bearded irises.

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