Adult Education & Wellness Programs

Adult Education & Wellness 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 Adult Education and Wellness Programs policies by clicking the button below. For questions, please contact Arielle Altenburg at aaltenburg@cheekwood.org.

Wellness Opportunities

Programs and Policies

Class and Workshop Proposal

Public Programs operational support has been provided by Humanities Tennessee and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

Orchids 101 (Online)

Saturday, February 6
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn the basics of caring for orchids from Cheekwood’s Vice President of Gardens, Peter Grimaldi, in this live, virtual workshop! Peter will share foundational information for growing common orchids like Phaelenopsis and Cattleya—from lighting and watering, to temperature control, potting media, and pest prevention—that will keep your orchid healthy all year-round. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, and Peter will provide consultation as time allows. Capacity is limited to allow participant engagement.

Advanced registration is required. Registration closes 48 hours before the workshop. Participants will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions 24 hours prior to the workshop. Please ensure we have your correct email on file to receive this information.

Not-Yet Members: $15

Members: $12

Register

Orchid Repotting (Online)

Saturday, February 13
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Repotting your orchid is an essential step in maintaining a healthy plant that will continue to produce beautiful blooms. Cheekwood’s Vice President of Gardens, Peter Grimaldi, will provide tips for how and when to repot orchids before demonstrating the repotting process in this live, virtual workshop. Topics will include assessing plant leaves and roots, as well as potting media and fertilizers that will best suit your orchid. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, and Peter will provide consultation as time allows. Capacity is limited to allow participant engagement.

Advanced registration is required. Registration closes 48 hours before the workshop. Participants will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions 24 hours prior to the workshop. Please ensure we have your correct email on file to receive this information.

Not-Yet Members: $15

Members: $12

Register

Online Participation

These live, virtual workshops will be presented using Zoom Video Conferencing. Registered participants will be emailed the link to join one day prior to the workshop. Please download Zoom on your phone or computer in advance of the program.

One hour prior to each workshop, participants may access the online waiting room. Once the workshop begins, participants are welcome to join using their video and can submit questions through Zoom chat. Please note that workshops will be recorded.

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