National Initiative Hosted by the American Public Gardens Association on May 12
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cheekwood offers free admission 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 12 in celebration of National Public Gardens Day, an annual initiative presented by The American Public Gardens Association to shed light on the importance of environmentalism and conservation.
To receive free admission, visitors must present a printed coupon at Cheekwood’s Visitor Services. The coupon can be downloaded from The American Public Gardens Association’s website. Parking ($5 per vehicle) is not included.
Featured programming includes the Beer Garden, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages, including guided tours of the gardens.
For more information about the American Public Gardens Association, or to download the free coupon, visit www.publicgardens.org.
For more information about Cheekwood, visit www.cheekwood.org.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre American Country Place Era estate in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1929 by the Cheek family who amassed their fortune through the Maxwell House Coffee business, the estate was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960. Today, it features 12 distinct gardens, a woodland sculpture trail, an 8,000-piece permanent art collection, and Georgian-style Mansion with historically furnished rooms and galleries. More than 225,000 visitors come to Cheekwood annually for year-round seasonal festivals, world-class art exhibitions, breathtaking gardens, and educational and public programs for all ages. A member of the American Public Gardens Association, Cheekwood is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is on the National Register of Historic Places. 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 is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 8 miles west of downtown Nashville. Daily hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 615-356-8000 or visit www.cheekwood.org.
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