Ticket pricing varies by program and day.
|Gardens Only||Gardens + Mansion|
|Student (with ID)||$16-$26||$22-$29|
|Ages 2 & Under||FREE||FREE|
|Members General Admission||FREE||FREE|
A service fee will be added to all paid transactions.
Gardens & Arboretum
From daffodils to dogwoods, our botanical garden and arboretum showcases the estate’s beautiful southern landscape and indigenous plant life.
Surrounding our elegant, Georgian-style mansion, this garden is comprised of terraced gardens with extensive plantings of boxwoods.
Brackens Foundation Children's Gardens
Beautiful and horticulturally diverse, this garden featuring numerous interactive features that are engaging for all ages.
This garden is one of the most beloved gardens at Cheekwood as it pays tribute to Mrs. Cora Howe and showcases her love of wildflowers.
Focusing on the seasonal aspect of the landscape in Tennessee, this garden features everything from summer blooms to winter berries.
Designed by David Harris Engel, this Japanese-style tea garden guides visitors on a meditative journey to an idyllic scene of a mountain retreat.
A project of the Herb Society of Nashville, this garden is devoted to the study and evaluation of herbal plants in Middle Tennessee.
Dive deeper into the design, construction, landscape, and more to learn what makes this home one-of-a-kind.
Discover more about the American Country Place Era (1890-1930) and the grandiose estates that emerged due to new wealth from the Industrial Revolution.
Learn about the life of Bryant Fleming, Cheekwood’s architect, and how his innovative use of materials and attention to detail have become the most celebrated aspects of his work at our estate.
Read about the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek and how its amalgamation of aesthetics made this property stand out from the rest.
Envision Cheekwood’s historic landscape and learn about its integral role in the design of the estate.
Family & Lifestyle
From international travels to creating an extremely successful coffee brand, discover the opulent lives of the Cheek family.
Check out all the collections that Cheekwood has to offer.
The Cheek family collected and carefully displayed a collection of decorative arts, paintings, furniture, textiles, silver, and books.
Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail
Cheekwood offers a unique environment to experience outdoor contemporary sculpture.
Permanent Collection Galleries
Cheekwood’s permanent collection galleries contain paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from 1875-1940.
2023 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nguyen
Live Greenery Wreath Workshop
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!
Make the most of your visit to Cheekwood! Explore our curated itineraries and find activities and exhibitions that speak to your specific interests.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cheek Mansion Audio Tour
Audio tours are included in daytime Gardens and Mansion admission, and allow for enhanced information about the history of the Cheek family and 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.
Walk Up Tours
Guided tours are interactive, discussion based, and last 45 minutes to one hour.
House and History Tour
November 18 – January 7
Tuesday-Friday | 1:30 PM
Saturdays and Sundays | 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Enter the historic home of Leslie Cheek Sr. and Mabel Wood Cheek and learn about what it was like to be a guest of the Cheeks in the 1930’s! Please note that, due to the historic nature of the mansion, some areas may present challenges to those in wheelchairs, or who have difficulty walking or climbing.
Visitors can make on-site reservations at the Admissions Building or in the Mansion Foyer. All tour participants will be given a wristband.
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!
We are committed to making our exhibitions, programs and services as accessible as possible.
Indoor and outdoor seating is available in the café with picnics to go and a convenient pick-up window.
Find the perfect keepsakes for the history buffs and gardening gurus in your life! Shop in-person or online now.
Have questions about your upcoming visit? View our list of FAQs and find the answers you’re looking for.