Member Moments

Member Moments

As a Cheekwood member, your support helps us to deliver on our mission, and keeps our beautiful estate and gardens going throughout the year. Members have the benefit of unlimited access to the grounds, free parking, sneak peek previews of festivals and exhibitions, priority access to special event tickets and reciprocal admission to nearly 200 botanical gardens, arboreta and conservatories nationwide, and over 60 museums in the Southeast.

What else is there to love about being a Cheekwood member? We asked our members to share a photo of their favorite Cheekwood moment!

“I took these photos of my daughter the day after her school shut down due to the virus, and we had so much fun wandering the grounds and seeing all the flowers starting to bloom. On that day we didn’t realize the grounds would soon close, but now these photos help to remind me that light and beauty will eventually emerge from these difficult times. I love being a member because I know on our next visit to Cheekwood we’ll be able to see a fresh new landscape filled with amazing color and blooms.”

– Sherrie

“Everytime I visit Cheekwood I know it will be magical and help me reconnect to the people I love. From our first date to birthdays my boyfriend and I consider Cheekwood our favorite date location! I can’t wait to experience what summer has to offer.”

– Katherine

“Annabelle and Isaac’s first time seeing the children’s garden! They had so much fun and enjoyed playing cafe in the tea house. Cheekwood is one of their favorite places and we’re so excited for when the gardens reopen. We’ve been watching the virtual blooms and are in awe of all the beautiful tulips!”

– Katye

“I credit much of my love for gardens and art to spending countless hours at Cheekwood with my grandfather as a child. Cheekwood represents the very best of my beloved Nashville—fine art and cultivated beauty made enthusiastically accessible, even (or perhaps especially) to a toddler who mostly just wanted to feed the ducks. Thanks for 30 years of happy memories.”

– Rachel

“I love being a member because of the Tuesday for Tots classes. The women are so sweet and make my child feel so special each week, especially since they remember him and can connect with him. It gives us time to be outside and explore and learn about nature.”

– Maria

“My husband & I love having a yearly membership to Cheekwood! Each season of the year Cheekwood has something special & unique & fun that no one else in Nashville can match.  Our favorite season is Christmas with all of Cheekwood’s activities & displays on the grounds of the mansion along with the gorgeous Poinsettia Christmas Tree to top it off!”

– Luann

“Cheekwood has been a joy and peaceful refuge for our family for many years. Our children have grown up there, yet we never tire of Cheekwood’s beauty. There is always something new, exciting, fascinating, and gorgeous to explore; we love you Cheekwood!”

– Christy

“Cheekwood membership has been a blessing for my family. My mother and father join me in Nashville for all the new exhibits, and we can’t wait for you to reopen. Your gardens are magical and provide us a sense of calm in the midst of chaos. Thank you for all you do.”

– Savannah

“It was on this date night at Cheekwood where it ‘clicked’ that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We’ve been members ever since and love taking a break from the rush of life to get out in nature, breathe and take in the beauty of the grounds. Cheekwood is one of Nashville’s greatest treasures.”

– Justin

“We love our Cheekwood membership because it makes it affordable for our large family to visit throughout the year. I love the new children’s garden because of how interactive it is. It provides so much sensory play for my curious crew of littles. It give us so much inspiration and knowledge for our own gardens at home. We are so thankful to have a place like this to visit and look forward to when we can go again.”

– Amber

“My son’s pumpkin obsession could only be fulfilled with our Cheekwood membership but we are also missing watching the seasons change, and can’t wait to return and see the Children’s Garden.”

– Amy

Join Cheekwood today and experience the unparalleled beauty of Nashville’s landmark country estate.

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