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Cheekwood, Nashville

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#3 of 22 in Historic Sites in Nashville
Garden · Art Museum
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Take in views of the Tennessee hills and explore the original gardens designed by Bryant Fleming at Cheekwood. The botanical gardens span over 22 hectares (55 acres) and showcase a diverse selection of styles and periods of garden design. In the herb study garden, you can touch, smell, and learn about plants and their culinary or medicinal uses. The site also features a Georgian-style mansion built in 1929 that now houses a museum of art. The museum includes a large collection of American and contemporary paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. Grab something to eat at the Pineapple Room restaurant, which features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the grounds. Find out how to plan Nashville trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • We loved our experience...incredibly lovely home and artifacts and absolutely beautiful grounds .. a true A plus 
    We loved our experience...incredibly lovely home and artifacts and absolutely beautiful grounds .. a true A plus  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed the beautiful flowers and Mansion. Great spot for photos, we saw a bride taking pictures there. Nice little café to grab a snack and gift shop too. It's hard to get an uber... 
    My husband and I enjoyed the beautiful flowers and Mansion. Great spot for photos, we saw a bride taking pictures there. Nice little café to grab a snack and gift shop too. It's hard to get an uber...  more »
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  • Great place to visit. We would like to see more signage on plants to know what the plants are. The walking paths are well maintained. Would like to also see more benches on the path heading up to the Mansion. It would also be nice to have some benches inside the Mansion. To be more friendlier to people who may need to rest for various reasons and so be able to visit such a great place!! The gift shop and cafe should stay open longer. We are contemplating becoming members.
  • I’ve been a member for a couple years now and lately I’ve seen a lot of reviews remarking that the gift shop is only open to people who purchased tickets for the mansion. Well yes, the gift shop in the mansion is only open to those people who have tickets to view the mansion, there are other gift shops on the campus. No one seems to remember/remark about those. Just ask customer service/member services and they will be more than happy to point out all of the available places to purchase souvenirs, books and other Gift shop items. About the rest of the garden, very well taken care of and the flowers are often changed out seasonally. There’s usually some sort of long-term art exhibit in the mansion if not more than one. Some of the recent improvements were not to my taste but I can see why they were done. It’s worth purchasing a membership as, for the price of a ticket and the amount of time it takes to go through the gardens which for me is under two hours, it’s much more fiscally responsible to purchase a membership and be able to come multiple times for shorter periods of time rather than feel like I have to eat every penny out of my ticket and end up disappointed, aggravated, or annoyed. I like to enjoy the Japanese garden in peace so if there are too many people who don’t respect others and their surroundings sometimes the volume of conversations and shouting at each other gets to be obnoxious. So I can just leave and come back at another time when it’s less busy. Having a membership also allows you to come visit in all of the seasons and all of the weather. A lot of the trees and grounds are actually, in my opinion, more gorgeous after a rain when the greens are so bright the moss is hydrated and the mushrooms are popping out of the ground. It also tends to have the benefit of being much less busy and you get to enjoy a much more peaceful experience.

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