CHEEKWOOD ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY
Free admission offered through Better Homes & Gardens
NASHVILLE, TN. – As Nashville’s public garden, Cheekwood will participate in the fifth annual National Public Gardens Day on May 10, 2012. Presented in Partnership by the American Public Gardens Association and Rain Bird, the event is a national day of celebration that invites communities to explore the beauty of their local green spaces while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education, and environmental preservation.
On this special day, Cheekwood will celebrate its important role in promoting environmental stewardship, plant conservation, and education throughout the community. Visitors can download a free coupon for admission to Cheekwood by visiting www.bhg.com/npgd. The schedule of events for the day is:
10:00am – 2:00pm: Live Music in the Garden
10:00am – 2:00pm: Guided Garden Tours on the hour
1:00pm: On the Horizon at Cheekwood
Join Jane O. MacLeod, Cheekwood’s President & CEO, for an informal conversation about the events, exhibitions and plan in Cheekwood’s exciting future.
For more information on National Public Gardens Day, visit the APGA National Public Gardens Day page ( click here), visit www.NationalPublicGardensDay.org, “LIKE” the National Public Gardens Day Facebook page, and follow the National Public Gardens Day Twitter feed, @NPGD.
Founded in 1940, Pennsylvania-based American Public Gardens Association is an organization devoted to strengthening the public gardens throughout North America. With over 70 years of work increasing cooperation and awareness among the gardens, APGA has built a membership of more than 500 public gardens located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and seven other countries. Their members include public gardens as well as arboreta and zoos. APGA has also built up an international network of individual members in the U.S., Canada and 24 other countries. APGA is committed to increasing public awareness of public gardens, and to advancing public gardens as a force for positive change in their communities through leadership, advocacy, and innovation. http://www.publicgardens.org.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Cheekwood’s Mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, seniors $10 and children 3-17 are $5. Parking is $3 per car. Admission during Bruce Munro LIGHT Nights (May 24- November 10) will be $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for children 3-17, and $5 for Cheekwood members. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit www.cheekwood.org.