Cheekwood’s Mission is to preserve Cheekwood as a historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located in Nashville, Tennessee on the historic Cheek estate.
Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities with four distinct festivals held during the year. From Cheekwood in Bloom with more than 100,000 tulips in the Spring to a children’s wonderland of Christmas trees, Trains, Santa, live reindeer, and more during Holiday at Cheekwood, Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with something for everyone!
Once the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, this extraordinary 1930s estate, with its Georgian mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanic garden, woodland sculpture trail, and art museum.
Whether you are visiting online or in person, I invite you to experience Cheekwood’s incomparable beauty and the exhilaration its historic landscape provides as a setting for outdoor contemporary sculpture. Enjoy a visual stroll or a meandering walk through 12 distinct gardens and delight in an extraordinary array of horticultural displays. Visit the Cheek Mansion, now the Museum of Art, for a look at the lifestyle of the American Country Place Era, and walk through family rooms converted to galleries where artworks from our permanent collection or a traveling exhibition will inspire you.
Cheekwood offers many diverse experiences, but a singularly serene environment that will leave you restored and rejuvenated. The Cheeks’ hospitality, once meant for their immediate family and friends, now extends to you. So be our guest today. Leave the world behind and indulge yourself in the beauty and magnificence of Cheekwood!