A picture perfect setting greets one and all on Nashville property at the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. Ideally located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive an enchanted experience awaits those who enter the grounds. Here the history is as rich as the landscape, and a 1930's Georgian mansion sits centerstage surrounded by lush botanical gardens. Visitors approach and appreciate the splendor that greets them.
Historical treasures fill the house. Once the Nashville home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the mansion has now transformed into the Museum of Art. Guests walking the halls observe a wide array of pieces representing the American Country Place Era. An impressive permanent collection intermixes with rotating exhibits maintaining a fresh feel. There is always something new on display to marvel at. The Permanent Collection is comprised of a variety of fine art pieces from drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures mostly created between 1910 to 1970. World renowned artists featured include Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Arthur B. Davies, Ernest Lawson and more. Traveling exhibits feature critically acclaimed artists from a local to international level. View past exhibits here.
Follow the Path to Serenity Next to Nashville Homes
Serenity exudes from the garden paths. In the botanical gardens inspiration flows freely. Wanderers often come seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or a bit of both. Poetry readings are often held in the amphitheatre in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden. Folks get lost in the magic of the moment with the beauty of the Tennessee Mountains drawing them in. A reflecting pool is also mesmerizing in the Martin Boxwood Gardens. Nearby, foodies spend time in the Herb Study Garden coming up with new recipes for delicious dishes. And, a bit past that the Japanese Garden beckons filled with traditional beauty. A must see before leaving the premises, The Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail stimulates creativity. Behind the Frist Learning Center, this path is filled with whimsical and unique sculptures that are bigger than life.
Find your way to the Cheekwood Estate and Garden and enjoy the simplistic loveliness of Nashville property. The first visit is sure to become just one of many.