Membership FAQs

Membership at Cheekwood

What are the membership benefits?

– Unlimited free general admission and parking (a surcharge may apply for special exhibitions or events)
– Reciprocal admission to nearly 330+ botanical gardens, arboreta, and conservatories nationwide, and over 60 museums in the Southeast
– Invitations to Member-Only events and exhibition previews
– Discount for select classes, workshops, and special events, including Holiday LIGHTS and Spring Art Hop
– Priority registration and discount for children’s camps
– 10% discount at the Cheekwood Gift Shops and Café 29
– Subscription to our quarterly Member Newsletter
NEW! Invitation to special pop-up events
NEW! Exclusive access to discounts and gifts during Member Appreciation Week
NEW! Early member purchase period for special events

Will I receive a membership card?

There are now 3 easy ways to visit Cheekwood with your membership:

  1. Present your Digital Membership Card saved to your mobile device (Please note, digital cards already installed will automatically update after membership renewal. No further action is required.)
  2. Present a Photo ID to Admissions Staff
  3. Obtain a Physical Membership Card on your next visit at Visitor Services

Please note starting February 1, 2019 Cheekwood will no longer mail physical membership cards. Please help us with our effort to reduce plastic in the environment by utilizing your digital membership card.

How do I install my digital membership card on my mobile device?

Please visit the Digital Membership Card FAQ for iPhone and Android instructions.

How long does it take to receive my digital membership card?

Digital membership cards are sent by email within one week from purchase. Visit before receiving your digital card by presenting a photo ID to admissions staff.

What membership levels are currently available?

Cheekwood memberships are available for individuals, couples, a parent (or grandparent) with children or grandchildren (17 and under), and two-parent households with children or grandchildren (17 and under).

Are discounts available?

Seniors (65+), educators, military, and students qualify for a $10 discount on a standard level membership. Proof of status required at time of purchase; one discount per membership.

I want to bring a guest to Cheekwood. What is the easiest way to do so?

Members may purchase a “+ One Guest” or “+Two Guests” membership level. The guest may be a different person each visit. Both guest levels are now available for purchase online.

Who qualifies as a Guest?

An additional adult (17 and over) of your choosing. The guest may be a different person each visit. Guests do not have to be named; examples include nannies and caregivers. A maximum of two guests per membership can be purchased.

Can my nanny or caregiver use my membership?

Yes, nannies or caregivers may visit with member children when a “+ Guest” family level is purchased. Contributing level memberships also include two Guests. Caregivers must present proof of membership and a copy of a named member’s ID.

Will I be able to purchase a “+ Guest” level membership at a later date?

Yes, members may choose to upgrade their level to include additional Guest(s) following the initial membership purchase. The expiration date of the membership will not be affected.

How do I take advantage of member discounts online?

Click here to register your membership online at Members will need to register first to take advantage of applicable discounts. When creating your login, please use the same address, phone, and email information you used when purchasing your membership. Once logged in, the member discount will appear after the item is added to the cart.

What methods of payment do you accept?

Cheekwood accepts cash, checks (personal or cashier), money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

Can I join/renew over the phone?

Yes, you can join/renew over the phone. Please call 615-353-6984.

Will I get a renewal notice before my membership expires?

Yes, you will receive 2 notices, 1 by mail and 1 by email, with an opportunity to renew your membership before it expires. Renewal extends the current expiration date by 12 months.

How long does it take to get a membership processed?

Memberships are active at time of purchase. Visit anytime by presenting a photo ID.

I lost my membership card. Can I get a new one?

Please email us at to have your digital membership card resent. Alternatively, obtain a physical membership card at Visitor Services during your next visit.

I have moved; how do I change my address with Cheekwood?

To change your address, email us at, phone us at 615-353-6984, or send a note by mail to 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, 37205.

Where do I mail membership forms?

Please mail your application to:
Cheekwood Membership
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205

Will there be a charge for Spring Art Hop?

Standard membership levels will be charged a reduced admission per adult for Spring Art Hop. Contributing membership levels at $250 and greater (Magnolia Society and above) will have complimentary admission to Spring Art Hop.

What’s the best way to receive information about upcoming events and activities at Cheekwood?

Please provide your email address when you join or renew your membership. For additional information and updates follow Cheekwood on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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