Celebrating Sigourney Cheek
Cheekwood’s literary garden was created to pay tribute to the late Sigourney Cheek and serve as a place to seek solace and inspire literacy. The opening celebration for the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden occurred on May 17, 2012.
Sigourney loved Nashville deeply and supported many local not-for-profit institutions, including Cheekwood. She was a life-long learner, a community leader, inspirational spirit, and avid gardener whose home garden (Fairborne) is listed as “an important American garden” at the Smithsonian Institute. She was the cofounder of Nashville’s Antiques and Garden show, which began in 1989, and is the author of two books.
The garden can accommodate intimate groups of up to 40 people for literary events, such as poetry and book readings, as well as social gatherings. Visitors of the garden experience a gorgeous view of the Tennessee hills.