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Tickets for Homeschool Days must be purchased in advance and time slots may sell out. All ticketed homeschool guests will be given a wristband at check-in. Only those with wristbands will be permitted to take part in the drop-in activities.

Gardens Only: Access to the gardens including all drop-in activities.
Adults: $15
Youth (3-17): Free
Ages 2 & Under: Free

Gardens and Mansion: Access to both the gardens, including all drop-in activities, and the Historic Cheek Mansion & Museum where docents will be available to answer questions about the historic rooms and galleries.

Adult: $18
Youth (3-17): Free
Ages 2 and Under: Free

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. This event is rain or shine and will move indoors in inclement weather.

Date: March 7, 2023

Event Hours: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Theme: Discovering Rain Gardens: Controlling Erosion Naturally

Description: Learn all about erosion and how it impacts the land around us. Explore Cheekwood’s rain garden, learn about its role in erosion prevention, and discover the importance of the variety of native plants that live there. Students will have the opportunity to get hands on with Metro Water Works and see erosion in action.

Date: May 23, 2023

Event Hours: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Theme: Garden Ecosystems: Plants and their Pollinators

Description: Discover the pollinators that call Cheekwood home and learn why they are crucial to the garden ecosystem. Students will dive deep into learning about the parts of a plant, the role each part plays in helping the plants, and why certain pollinators prefer specific plants.

Registration for September and November dates coming July 2023

Date: September 12, 2023

Event Hours: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Theme: Traditions and Customs: Exploring Multiculturalism in the Blevins Japanese Garden

Description: Cultivate a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture by exploring the Blevins Japanese Garden. Learn about a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, explore Japanese poetry by writing your very own haiku, and discover the elements that make up a traditional Japanese garden.

Date: November 28, 2023

Event Hours: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Theme: Standing Tall at Cheekwood

Description: Explore Cheekwood’s arboretum and learn all about trees. Discover them as habitats, how they change seasonally, and how we can protect them from invasive species. Students will learn all about the Emerald Ash Borer and Cheekwood’s response program.

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