CHEEKWOOD OFFERS FREE ADMISSION ON MAY 6 FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY
Visitors must present coupon available through the American Public Gardens Association’s website
NASHVILLE, TN. – Cheekwood is offering free admission on Friday, May 6 as part of National Public Gardens Day. The nationwide event, presented by the American Public Gardens Association, raises awareness for public gardens and the role they place in conservation, education and environmental preservation. In order to receive free admission, visitor must present the coupon available through National Public Gardens Day website. Parking ($5 per vehicle) is not included.
National Public Gardens Day takes place as Cheekwood’s flowers and trees are in full bloom throughout the 55-acre estate. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., guests can enjoy live music in the herb garden and guided garden tours on the hour.
Cheekwood, recently ranked as a Ten Best public garden in the country by a USA Today reader poll, features 12 gardens throughout the 55-acre property, including the Robertson Ellis Color Garden, the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden, the Japanese Pine Mist Garden, and the Carell Dogwood Garden, which is home to the country’s only Nationally Accredited Cornus (Dogwood) Collection™ recognized by the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Network. The gardens are host throughout the year to outdoor exhibitions, like Steve Tobin’s Southern Roots and the upcoming International Playhouses, and year-round seasonal festivals highlighted by 100,000 tulips in the spring and one million holiday lights in the winter.
The free admission coupon can be downloaded through the National Public Gardens website. For additional information, visit cheekwood.org.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Its 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 presents world-class art exhibitions, showcases breathtaking gardens, and offers education programs and seasonal festivals to school children and families as well as to the citizens of Nashville and its visitors. Each year, Cheekwood welcomes over 250,000 annual visitors, making it one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 12,000 member households. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information, call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.