DetailsTime : 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Venue : Cheekwood Estate And Gardens
Address : 1200 Forrest Park Drive
State : TN
Zip : 37205
Phone : (615) 356-8000
Contact Email : email@example.com
Contact Website : https://cheekwood.org/
Shaun Murphy Band, Blues Show #3 – Thursday Night Out, Back At Cheekwood!!
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens: A Botanical Oasis in the Heart of Nashville, TN
So very excited to be playing at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens again for their “Thursday Night Out“. Set the date, looking forward to seeing everyone again!!
Here’s a little history of how this incredible place came about:
Nashville, TN is widely known as the music city, but there is much more to the city than just music. One of its hidden gems is the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden that showcases the city’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. Located on 55 acres of lush gardens and woodland, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is a perfect destination for nature lovers and families who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at what makes Cheekwood Estate & Gardens one of the must-visit attractions in Nashville.
The History of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century. It was built by the Cheek family, who were prominent philanthropists and business leaders in Nashville. The family wanted to create a beautiful estate that would be used as a summer home and a place to entertain guests. They hired renowned architect Bryant Fleming to design the estate, and landscape architect Ernest W. Bowditch to design the gardens.
The construction of the estate was completed in 1932, and it quickly became one of the most popular destinations in Nashville. After the Cheek family passed away, the estate was donated to the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Foundation, which turned it into a public museum and botanical garden. Today, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most visited attractions in Nashville.
The Beauty of the Gardens
One of the main attractions of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is its 55 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. The gardens are divided into different sections, each with its own unique features and plant collections. Some of the highlights of the gardens include:
Formal Gardens: The formal gardens are the most visited part of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. They are designed in the classical style and feature a variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees. The highlight of the formal gardens is the Rose Garden, which features over 2,500 roses of different varieties.
Japanese Garden: The Japanese Garden is a serene and peaceful area that showcases the beauty of Japanese culture. It features a traditional tea house, a koi pond, and a babbling brook surrounded by bamboo and other plants.
Heritage Garden: The Heritage Garden is a historic area that showcases the different plants and flowers that were grown in the southern United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes a restored log cabin, a vegetable garden, and a medicinal herb garden.
Wildflower Lawn: The Wildflower Lawn is a large area of open space that is surrounded by wildflowers and native plants. It’s a perfect place for a picnic or a relaxing stroll.
The Estate House and Museum
In addition to the beautiful gardens, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens also features the Estate House, a beautiful mansion that was once the summer home of the Cheek family. Today, the Estate House is a museum that showcases the lifestyle and culture of the 20th-century southern elite. Visitors can explore the house and see the original furniture, artwork, and other objects that were owned by the Cheek family.
The museum also features a number of temporary exhibitions that showcase different aspects of southern history and culture. For example, past exhibitions have featured the works of regional artists, the history of southern cuisine, and the impact of the Civil War on the south.
Visiting Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is open to the public from 9 am to 5 with the exception of the outdoor events, most till 8:30 PM.