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Ticket pricing varies by program and day.

Gardens Only Gardens + Mansion
Adults $20-$26 $25-$29
Senior (65+) $18-$26 $23-$29
Student (with ID) $16-$26 $21-$29
Youth (3-17) $13-$19 $18-$22
Ages 2 & Under FREE FREE
Members General Admission FREE FREE
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Permanent Collection Galleries

Cheekwood’s permanent collection galleries contain paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from 1875-1940.

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Special Event
Bruce Munro, (British), Forest of Light, Cheekwood, 1992, On loan from Bruce Munro Studio. © 2023 Bruce Munro. Photographer Serena Munro. #130
May 4, 2023 - October 27, 2023

LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood

Featuring the work of British installation artist Bruce Munro, LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood celebrates the 10th anniversary of an exhibition by the same name held at Cheekwood in 2013.

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May 4, 2023 - September 3, 2023

Carmen Herrera: Estructuras

American artist Carmen Herrera will be featured in Cheekwood’s gardens. It’s an opportunity to celebrate this indomitable woman’s lifelong passion for creating art.

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May 27, 2023 - September 9, 2023

Positioning the Body: Explorations in American Figural Studies

Positioning the Body Explorations in American Figural Studies This exhibition examines the development of figural studies in America in the...
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Thursday Night Out. Photo by Jason Kempin. Courtesy of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.
June 1, 2023

Thursday Night Out

Special Performance by The Gripsweats 6 PM From a funky basement in Nashville, TN comes the hottest group on the...
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Including everything from indoor and outdoor sculptures to photography that brings history to life, the exhibitions at Cheekwood entertain and inspire people of all ages. View our list of current exhibitions and start planning your visit today!


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Current Exhibitions

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

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Make the most of your visit to Cheekwood! Explore our curated itineraries and find activities and exhibitions that speak to your specific interests.

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Family Fun

The options below are the top spots in the gardens for families with kids. During your visit, encourage kids to be active investigators by looking for wildlife, smelling herbs, and counting different types of flowers.

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Adults Day Out

The options on this page will take you through eight distinct gardens, inspiring art galleries and give you a sense of the history of the estate

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Art Lovers

Once the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, this extraordinary 1930s estate, with its historic mansion, cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum. 

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Garden Enthusiasts

With 55 acres there is a lot to explore. The options on this page will take you through each of the distinct botanical gardens on the estate. Be sure to check out the Seasonal Display Guide, Monthly Top Plant Picks and the Arboretum Map.

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History Buffs

The tour options below will give you ample time to learn about the Cheek family history and opportunities to experience the artistic beauty of Cheekwood.


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Turner Seasons Garden
Herb Study Garden
Carell Dogwood Garden
Burr Terrace Garden
Howe Garden
Rose Study Garden
Bradford Robertson Color Garden
Blevins Japanese Garden
Robinson Family Water Garden
Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden
Wills Perennial Garden
Martin Boxwood Garden
Trillium Trove
Wild Tennessee
Julie & Bob Gordon Stream Garden
Woodland Edge
Cedar Glade
Limestone Quarry
Jenny Holzer, Survival Series: In a Dream You Saw a Way...
Frank Fleming, Gathering of Animals
Siah Armajani, The Glass Bridge for Nashville
Doug Hollis, High-back WIndharp Chairs
Tom Czarnopys, Girdled Figure
Sophie Ryder, Crawling Lady Hare
Alicja Kwade, Pars pro Toto
Ian Hamilton Finlay, The Present Order
James Turrell, Blue Pesher
John T. Scott, Tree Poem
Ulrich Rückriem, Untitled
Virginia Overton, Untitled (4×8 view)
Elizabeth Turk, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Golden-winged Warbler and King Rail
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Accessible Paths
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Visitor Services & Admissions
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Cheekwood is an historic estate with changing elevations and certain uneven walkways and stairways.  Daytime visitors are permitted only on paved walkways, mulched trails, and mowed lawn areas.  Nighttime special event visitors should use only designated paved walkways.  Please do not climb in, on, or over any sculptures, walls, fountains, ponds, water features, or waterfalls, roped-off areas, or trees or any other plants, and always use caution for a safe and enjoyable visit.  An abundance of caution should be used while enjoying the historic estate.

Walk-up Tours

Our docents lead guided tours of the Mansion and Gardens!

April 11-May 28
Guided tours are interactive, discussion based, and last 45 minutes to one hour.

House and History Tour | Tuesday– Sunday| 11:15 AM and 2:15 PM
Meet at Mansion Foyer

Garden Tour | Saturday | 10:15 AM
Meet in front of Botanic Hall

Tours are walk-up, on a first come, first serve basis with limited capacity. Visitors can make on-site reservations at the Admissions Building or in the Mansion Foyer. All tour participants will be given a wristband.

Cheek Mansion Audio Tour
Learn about the history of the Cheek Mansion. Written and narrated by Cheekwood’s former Writer-in-Residence, Cecelia Tichi, the 45 minute tour winds through the period rooms with stories from the 1930s and 1940s. Audio tours may be rented at the Museum Shop for $2.

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An Unforgettable Destination in Any Season!

Let Cheekwood transport your group to another time and place. With 55 acres of majestic botanical gardens, world-class art exhibitions, and the historic Cheek family home, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Know Before You Go

Planning your visit with us? View our list of FAQs, learn about our accessibility policies, and browse our historical keepsakes before your outing!

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We are committed to making our exhibitions, programs and services as accessible as possible.

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Indoor and outdoor seating is available in the café with picnics to go and a convenient pick-up window.

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Gift Shop

Find the perfect keepsakes for the history buffs and gardening gurus in your life! Shop in-person or online now.

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Have questions about your upcoming visit? View our list of FAQs and find the answers you’re looking for.

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