CHEEKWOOD ANNOUNCES CHEEKWOOD IN BLOOM SCHEDULE
Newly-Added Programming Includes Weekend Beer Garden and Live Jazz Music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thousands of visitors from near and far are expected to flock to Cheekwood to experience the beauty of spring during Cheekwood in Bloom. The annual festival, running March 18 – April 23, features more than 150,000 blooming bulbs throughout the gardens and six weekends of entertainment, special programming and natural inspiration for guests of all ages.
“Cheekwood in Bloom is one of the most magical times to be at Cheekwood, as tulips, daffodils and flowering trees spread color all throughout the gardens,” said Meagan Rust, public programs manager. “With family-friendly weekend programming and the addition of the Beer Garden, there is no better place to be to celebrate spring’s arrival.”
Over 150,000 bulbs were planted last fall in preparation for this year’s color explosion, including:
- 103,100: tulips, including 3,000 tulips in downtown Nashville’s Riverview Gardens
- 20,745 violas and pansies
- 20,150: daffodils, including 10,000 planted in the Mustard Meadow
- 16,025: hyacinths
- 1,725: camassia
- 107: cultivars of tulips
This year, Cheekwood will offer themed weekends and new entertainment for guests, including a weekend Beer Garden, animal friends from Clover Patch Sanctuary and a sketch and sip drawing activity for adults throughout the gardens. A schedule is listed below, and complete details can be found at cheekwood.org.
Cheekwood in Bloom Themed Weekends
- March 18: Herb Garden
- March 25: Bradford Robertson Color Garden
- April 1: Howe Garden
- April 8: Literary Garden
- April 15: Spring Art Hop
- April 22: National Arbor Day Celebration
- April 23: Dogs and Dogwoods Day
- Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities with a special theme every weekend
- Garden demonstrations and tours
- Children’s story time at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden
- Beer Garden 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Music in the Beer Garden provided by Nashville Jazz Workshop from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Live Bunnies & Friends: Pet & Learn with Clover Patch Sanctuary 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Featured Entertainment
- Sketch & Sip: drop-in drawing activity with cash bar from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Beer Garden 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Music in the Beer Garden provided by Nashville Jazz Workshop from 11 a.m – 2 p.m.
- Yoga in the Garden 1 p.m.
Cheekwood in Bloom takes place March 18 – 23 and is presented by SunTrust. Spring Art Hop is sponsored by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. For more information and a full schedule of events, 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 13,000 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.