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Adult Education & Programs

Adult Education & Programs

Design your own floral arrangement, sculpt a ceramic mug, or take a yoga class! Our wide variety of adult education programs encourage lifelong learning and a deeper connection to horticulture, art, and wellness. From hands-on workshops and classes to educational talks, there are always unique opportunities to develop new skills and get inspired!

Learn more about our program policies by clicking the button below. For questions, please contact education@cheekwood.org.

Adult classes and workshops are for participants 18 years old and older only. Minors should not be brought into classrooms and other instructional areas.

Programs and Policies

Class and Workshop Proposal

Orchids in the Mansion Workshops  

  • Orchids in the Mansion Tour | Sunday, February 5 & Sunday, February 19

    Time: 10 – 11 AM
    Location: Mansion Foyer

    Join Cheekwood garden supervisor Shannon Pruitt on a guided tour through this year’s Orchids in the Mansion display and learn about how the exhibit came to life: from designing the display to putting it together, and the types of orchids chosen to create this year’s “Orchid Takeover.”

    Members: $24
    Nonmembers: $30

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  • Orchids 101 | Saturday, February 11

    Time: 10 – 11:30 AM
    Location: Massey Auditorium

    Learn about six common types of orchids and the cultural requirements for growing healthy, blooming orchids in the home. Instruction will focus on selecting the right orchid for the right place and cover basic care and maintenance for new and inexperienced orchid growers.

    Members: $49.60
    Nonmembers: $62

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  • Painted Still Life: Orchids | Saturday, February 11 | Sold Out

    Time: 1 – 3 PM
    Location: Frist Learning Center Painting Studios

    Participants will examine the delicate curves of orchids, from stem to blooms and buds, and create their own still-life composition.

    Members: $49.60
    Nonmembers: $62

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  • Orchid Repotting Workshop | Saturday, February 25 | Sold Out

    Time: 10 – 11:30 AM
    Location: Massey Auditorium

    Take the next step in orchid care and learn to properly repot your plants. Learn about the most common components of potting media and follow a step-by-step process for repotting orchids in this hands-on workshop. Participants will be provided one Phalaenopsis to repot themselves during the class and take home to measure their success.

    Members: $56
    Nonmembers: $70

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  • Needle-Felted Phalaenopsis | Saturday, February 25 | Sold Out

    Time: 1 – 4 PM
    Location: Frist Learning Center Painting Studios

    Join local textile artist Jennifer Fleischer for an afternoon of needle-felting to create your own everlasting orchid! Participants will learn the basics of needle felting, and use the components created to make their own felted phalaenopsis.

    Members: $52
    Nonmembers: $65

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Cancellation Policy for All Series:

Refund requests must be submitted to education@cheekwood.org 72 hours prior to the program’s start date and time. The registration fee will be refunded less a ten percent processing charge.
Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable on and after the program’s start date. Cheekwood cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to illness or other personal situations.

Become a Docent

Are you an avid gardener, an admirer of the arts, or intrigued by Nashville’s rich history? Do you enjoy sharing your interests and knowledge with your community? If so, you may be interested in Cheekwood’s Docent Program! Join the docent program and get behind-the-scenes information and training on Cheekwood’s 55 acres of gardens, historical mansion, and art exhibitions from Cheekwood staff. Cheekwood offers the opportunity to train as a Garden Docent, House and History Docent, and Exhibition Docent. As key members of our team, docents act as volunteer teachers and tour guides while sharing their passion for Cheekwood’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, gardens, and historical residence with visitors of all ages.

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