Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

1200 Forrest Park Dr.
Nashville, TN 37205- Map It
Phone: (615) 356-8000

AAA Editor Notes

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art is 8 mi. s.w. on Harding Rd., s.e. on Belle Meade Blvd., then s. on Page Rd. to 1200 Forrest Park Dr. This 55-acre estate was built by the family of the Maxwell House Coffee fortune and is an example of the Country Place Era of landscape design. An herb garden, a Japanese garden, a water garden and a wildflower garden constitute the botanical area. The Museum of Art, housed in a Georgian-style mansion, includes collections of American and contemporary painting and sculpture, English and American decorative arts and traveling exhibitions. The 1-mile Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail features works by national and international artists among native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. A garden-scale train made from natural materials operates on the grounds. Seasonal events include Cheekwood in Bloom, a spring festival featuring a display of more than 100,000 tulips. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$20; $18 (ages 65+); $16 (college students with ID); $13 (ages 3-17); $10 (active military with ID).
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 9-5. Train operates Tues.-Sun. 9:30-4:30 (weather permitting). Guided garden tours are offered Sat.-Sun.; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Closed major holidays. Allow 2 hours minimum.