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Events for October 3, 2015


9:00am - 5:00pm


Ongoing TRAINS!
Through November 1 Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape
Through October 25 2015 Artist-in-Residence: Soo Sunny Park

Public Programs

Through November 1 Cheekwood Harvest

Celebrate the changing of the seasons at Cheekwood! We’re set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. You’ll find activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date.

Mum Explosion!
More than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn hues will take center stage in the gorgeous Robertson Ellis Color Garden, planted specifically for Cheekwood Harvest.


Silly and serious, big and small, frightening and friendly – Scarecrows will invade our gardens again this fall! Tour this year’s collection of creative ‘crows in the Turner Seasons Garden, each created by members of our diverse community.

Pumpkins at Cheekwood
It just wouldn’t be fall without picking the perfect pumpkin, and we’ve got the one for you! Pumpkins for carving, painting and decorating await you in our Pumpkin Patch. Pick your favorites to purchase and take them home!

October 3 Cheekwood Harvest Weekend Entertainment

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in the studios each weekend for hands-on art and nature-themed activities. Open to artists of all ages!

Garden Explorations
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sure to inspire green thumbs and big imaginations, join us each week for garden-themed activities and demonstrations presented by Cheekwood’s excellent garden staff as well as local experts in outdoor exploration.

October 3: Pesky Pests of Our Trees
Learn more about some of the pesky pests that are troubling our trees here in Tennessee such as Emerald Ash Borer and Thousand Canker Disease. Presented by Cheekwood Garden Staff

Garden Tales Storytime
Saturdays, 10:00 am & 11:00 am

Explore the wide world of literature through song, dance, and interactive reading in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden. Experience your favorite nature-themed books in a whole new way!

Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get ready for a toe-tapping, foot-stomping good time as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to the Herb Garden.

Live Music in the Drawing Room
Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Piano music will fill the halls of the Cheekwood Mansion creating the perfect soundtrack for a stroll through the galleries and historic home.

Saturday, October 3: Zoo on the Move 12:00 pm
You never know what kind of creatures you'll find at Cheekwood! Meet some exiting animal guests from the Nashville Zoo and brush up on your fun facts with expert animal educators

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