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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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Gorgeous Hidden Gem in the City

The Downton Abbey exhibit brought me to Cheekwood. I had never been here before and had heard very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cindy L
Magnificently maintained and mesmorizing.

Took the family here to visit. The drive in was worth the trip, the actual estate and botanical... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James C
Monroe, Ohio
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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 3 days ago

The Downton Abbey exhibit brought me to Cheekwood. I had never been here before and had heard very little about it, but I am so glad I experienced the house and gardens! I was very impressed with the restoration that has been done to the...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the family here to visit. The drive in was worth the trip, the actual estate and botanical gardens were incredible. We got lucky and the Dressing Downton exhibit was on display in the mansion. Very cool exhibit whether you like the show or not....More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're a Downton Abbey fan, this is not to be missed. The amazing costumes that were worn by the actors are on display and they are just beautiful when seen up close. You can get within inches of the beading and jewelry on the...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply gorgeous 1930's country estate mansion, restored on beautiful botanical grounds. The story is great, and an added plus was was a display of actual costumes from the Downton Abbey series. $18 per senior (that's us) plus $5 parking. Totally enjoyed it.

Thank AirstreamR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited recently for a wedding. The grounds were breathtaking and the mansion was something out of the movies. We will definitely visit on future trips to Nashville (and are planning a special trip down at Christmas to see the light display).

Thank brownwells
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several Botanical Gardens and this was disappointing. Not so enamored of the mansion either. Have a feeling I would have enjoyed the free park next to it just as much if not more. Sorry! Just saying...

Thank myshorepath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard that Cheekwood Gardens were lovely. We were disappointed to find that we had to also pay for admission to the mansion/museum. We were not interested inthe Downton Abbey costume collection at all. The gardens were average. The woodland sculpture trail was very disappointing...More

Thank acedaughter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully kept grounds with plenty of space to relax. Live music and great food trucks. Be sure to visit this garden.

Thank Kathy317553
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens and plantings are beautifully laid out and the water features are especially attractive. We visited the Downton Abby costume exhibit in the mansion, and it was also nicely laid out. If you love botanical gardens, don't miss Cheekwood.

Thank liz7614
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to the lovely grounds at Cheekwood, full of vibrant flowers and peaceful walking trails, the historical house and displays at Cheekwood, they had the Downton Abbey display!! To see the period peices up close, all the detailed bead work was stunning. There are...More

Thank rotedeutsch
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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
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Response from SDCooks | Reviewed this property |
Plan on 2 - 4 hours. There is a lot to see!