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Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art

1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205-4206
+1 615-356-8000
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Disappointing Visit

I've been to Cheekwood many times over the fifty years I've lived in the area and always been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katherine B
Brentwood, United States
via mobile
Lovely holiday experience

A great way to kick-off your holiday celebration. Our group had a kid as young as 10 up to adults... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ann S
Asheville, North Carolina
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Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities with four distinct festivals held during the year. From Cheekwood in Bloom with more than 50,000 tulips in the Spring, to a children’s wonderland of Christmas trees, Trains, Santa, live reindeer, and more during Holiday at Cheekwood, Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with something for everyone!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205-4206
+1 615-356-8000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to Cheekwood many times over the fifty years I've lived in the area and always been happy. This visit, however, was disappointing. I made a reservation for lunch at the Pineapple Room two days in advance. People who walked in after we did...More

1  Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great way to kick-off your holiday celebration. Our group had a kid as young as 10 up to adults, and we all enjoyed it. I highly recommend it.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful place any time of year. Tulip season is amazing. There is a lot of walking so be prepared with comfy shoes. There are different "themes" in the gardens. There is a large house with artwork and historical items.

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Cheekwood to see the Dressing Downton Abby exhibit. Loved everything about it. My 16 year old Granddaughter was so excited to see this exhibit and told me about every costume and the world history that went with it. The gardens are fantastic but unfortunately...More

1  Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place for a June wedding- weather cooperated for some outdoor seating and bars also. I've been here for art events and small concerts and it's good for those also.

Thank KentuckyMagpie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything in my youth was enjoyable and played in the leaves and trees on the grounds. I would highly recommend this as a family option.

Thank Duncan1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, finding this place is a real challenge. My GPS took me to a gate which is no longer open. Then once you do find it, the lack of colour is a little boring, it's overwhelmingly green. Then the house was closed for refurbishment. Maybe...More

Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate that we missed the re-opening of the home but the gardens were stunning. Our concierge knew that we wanted things other than country music attractions and suggested this. What a wonderful recommendation.

Thank momchari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the reciprocity with Chicago Botanical Gardens. Beautiful shade gardens. Loved walk through the sculpture garden. Staff gardeners were very knowledgeable.

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous gardens and interesting artwork. Frankly the entrance fee of $20 is a little steep. Visited during the mansion renovation so wasn't able to check it out.

1  Thank Heather W
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Pat M
What is the parking fee? I see it's not included with admission on their website, but no info on what the charge is.
8 May 2017|
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Response from Kendra F | Reviewed this property |
How do I get a partial refund. No signs to indicate museum was closed until we were paid and at the museum. My granddaughter was VERY disappointed. Spent almost $100 just to walk the grounds!!!
2 April 2017|
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Response from travelgal1994 | Reviewed this property |
Call or email...and then if no favorable answer...you can just post an unfavorable review... BUT I would think they would respond to your concerns before you have to go that far. Good Luck
How long does it take to walk around the grounds?
22 October 2016|
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Response from SDCooks | Reviewed this property |
Plan on 2 - 4 hours. There is a lot to see!