Adult Workshops & Programs

Adult Workshops & 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!

Most programs require advanced registration. For questions, please contact Arielle Altenburg at aaltenburg@cheekwood.org.

Orchids 101

Saturday, February 8, 10 AM — 11 AM
Potter Meeting Room

Learn the basics of caring for orchids from Cheekwood’s own Vice President of Gardens, Peter Grimaldi. In addition to learning about orchid maintenance, Peter will take questions from participants, discuss the design behind Cheekwood’s orchid exhibit and take attendees on a tour of the exhibit.

Advanced registration required. Included with general admission or membership.

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Mounting Orchids on Cork

Saturday, February 15, 10 AM — 12 PM
Potter Meeting Room

Take your orchid experience to the next level! In their tropical environment, many orchids grow on trees rather than in soil. Discover how to recreate this natural habitat through mounting an orchid on cork. Led by the Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee, you’ll learn how to arrange and securely attach your plant using wire and moss, as well as care for it in your home.

All materials provided. Advanced registration required.

Not-Yet Members: $45; Members: $36

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Botanical Watercolors for Beginners: Orchids

Saturday, February 22, 10 AM — 1 PM
Frist Learning Center Studios

Explore the basics of botanical illustration and painting with Nashville botanical artist Mary Gwyn Bowen! You’ll learn techniques in drawing and watercolor to realistically capture the beauty of the orchid. Participants will observe and reference Cheekwood’s colorful orchids to guide their botanical paintings on watercolor paper.

All materials provided. Advanced registration required.

Not-Yet Members: $55; Members: $44

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Mary Gwyn Bowen, (Dancing Lady Orchids), watercolor

Orchid Terrariums

Saturday, February 29, 10 AM — 12 PM
Potter Meeting Room

Terrariums are a simple, eye-catching way to care for orchids in your home. Curb the winter blues by creating your own tropical oasis in a jar using a variety of exotic miniature orchids and mosses. Participants will also learn how to care for their orchids in their unique terrarium ecosystem.

All materials provided. Advanced registration required.

Not-Yet Members: $45; Members: $36

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Mindfulness and Meditation

Sundays; March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM
Wills Perennial Garden

Welcome the beginning of spring with guided meditation classes focused on renewal and growth. Led by The Yogi Bassist—Jo-Jo Jackson (ERYT)—participants will learn how to quiet the mind and experience a sense of calm. No experience is necessary and all abilities welcome.

Classes will be held outside in the Wills Perennial Garden, weather permitting. If inclement weather, class will be held in the Potter Meeting Room of Botanic Hall. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and bring their own yoga mat/blanket. Included with general admission or membership.

Registration information coming soon!

Image courtesy of The Yogi Bassist

Beginner Yoga

Sundays March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5
1 PM — 2 PM
Wills Perennial Garden

Learn the basics of yoga while enjoying the beauty of nature around you! Small World Yoga instructors will guide you through simple postures and breathing techniques for moving mindfully while increasing flexibility and balance.

Classes will be held outside in the Wills Perennial Garden, weather permitting. If inclement weather, class will be held in the Potter Meeting Room of Botanic Hall. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and bring their own yoga mat. Included with general admission or membership.

Registration information coming soon!

Intermediate Yoga

Sundays March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5
2 PM — 3 PM
Wills Perennial Garden

Develop a deeper mind and body connection as you refine and flow through basic postures. Led by Small World Yoga instructors, this class is perfect for those with some prior yoga experience looking to challenge their strength and stamina.

Classes will be held outside in the Wills Perennial Garden, weather permitting. If inclement weather, class will be held in the Potter Meeting Room of Botanic Hall. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and bring their own yoga mat. Included with general admission or membership.

Registration information coming soon!

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