Adult Workshops & Programs

Gardening in Small Spaces: Hydroponic and Container Gardening for Urban Living

Saturday, March 9
Massey Auditorium, Botanic Hall
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public, Reservation required

Super-fresh produce is within your reach! With a hydroponic system, healthy plans can be grown with minimal yield, even in areas with limited resources. Participants of this lecture and workshop will be able to grow crops of their choice by learning the nitty gritty of hydroponic planting.

Dr. Dharma Pitchay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Horticulture
Tennessee State University

Arvazena Clardy, PhD.
Associate Professor of Horticulture
Tennessee State University


Spring Greenery: Design Your Own Spring Wreath

Saturday, March 16
Potter Room, Botanic Hall
10 am – 12 noon
Members: $31.20
Not-yet-members: $39.00

A fresh and modern take on the spring wreath. Using hoops as a base, we will construct a wreath using eucalyptus, faux flowers, and various greenery to capture the spirit of spring. Come prepared to design, snip, wrap, and glue a wreath to celebrate the beauty of spring! All materials supplied.

Instructor: Kelly Savoca, Founder of Cotton & Moss


In Bloom: Flower Arranging

Saturday, March 23
Painting Studio, Frist Learning Center
10 am – 12 noon
Members: $47.20
Not-yet-members: $59.00

During this hands-on workshop, instructors will guide participants through the process of designing and creating a floral arrangement inspired by a work included in Cheekwood’s art exhibition, In Bloom: Works from Cheekwood’s Permanent Collection. Learn professional techniques on floral arranging and leave with a unique creation. All materials supplied.

Instructors: Michelle Jones and LauraBeth Burgess, designers at Of the Fields Floral Design


Derived from the Decorative Found Object Sculpture Workshop

Saturday, March 30
Clay Studios, Frist Learning Center
10 am – 2 pm
Members: $47.20
Not-yet-members: $59.00

Embrace your creativity in this introductory sculpture workshop led by ceramic artist Heather Johnson. Participants will visit Derived from the Decorative to view Bouke de Vries’ repurposed sculptures before returning to the studios to create their own found object assemblage using discarded ceramics and other materials. All materials provided.

Instructor: Heather Johnson


Start Your Engines: Spring Essentials for Growing Healthy Roses with the Nashville Rose Society

Rose Care 101 at Cheekwood garden flowers

Saturday, April 6
Botanic Hall
9 am – 11 am
Free and open to the public; Reservation requested 

Come and learn everything you need to know about growing and caring for roses. From preparing your soil, to watering and pruning, experts from the Nashville Rose Society will share all their secrets to growing beautiful roses. The workshop will include a brief presentation followed by hands-on demonstrations in Cheekwood’s Rose Study Garden. Door prizes and complimentary information packets will be provided.

Presenter: Ron Daniels, Co-President of the Nashville Roses Society and Master Rosarian


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