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Events for April 25, 2015

Open: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ongoing TRAINS!
Through April 26 Patrick Dougherty: Little Bitty Pretty One

Public Programs

April 25 Cheekwood in Bloom: Saturdays

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join us in the studios each weekend and create an interactive springtime-themed art project – open to all ages!

*New for 2015* Garden Demonstrations
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy garden-themed activities on Saturdays in April in the Color Garden, from investigating bugs and making a fairy gardens to learning to care for trees and more. Open to green thumbs of all ages!

     April 25
     "Who Speaks for the Trees?"

Live Music: Jazz in the Herb Garden
with the Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensemble

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Take a seat in the garden and enjoy the soothing sounds of our talented friends from Nashville Jazz Workshop.

Garden Tales
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy songs, dance and interactive reading as we bring your favorite nature-themed children's books to life in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden.

Live Music: Piano in the Museum Drawing Room
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Local pianist Gunther Knaup will create a beautiful soundtrack for the perfect Saturday stroll through the galleries and historic mansion.

Celebration of Trees
Join us as we observe National Arbor Day with fun, tree-themed activities all day! Stop by our Tree Transplanting Station and take home a tree seedling to transplant in your own backyard, learn everything about tree care at our Garden Demonstration or make time for one of our regularly scheduled Guided Arboretum Tours.

     “Canopy Climb” Experience
     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Arboretum Lawn
     See Cheekwood like never before! This 20-minute tree-climbing experience includes a safety     
     lesson and expert instruction, plus incredible views! First-come, first-served; open to adults and
     children ages 5 and over.

     Wildlife on Wheels
     12:00 p.m., Massey Hall
     The Nashville Zoo is coming to Cheekwood! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn interesting
     and fun facts from expert animal educators and see our honorary animal guests as they venture to
     our grounds. You’ll be wild about this show!

Special Lectures and Tours

Through April 26 Guided Tours: Saturday & Sunday

Tours are free and no reservations are required.

     Guided Arboretum Tour
     11:30 a.m.
     A walk among Cheekwood’s magnificent dogwoods is one of Nashville’s favorite spring rituals!
     Join one of our expert garden guides to explore over 14 species and 23 cultivated varieties of
     dogwoods as well as many other flowering trees.

     House & History Tour
     12:30 p.m.
     Learn about the early 20th Century design and construction of our Mansion and grounds, and
     explore Cheekwood's place in the American Country Place Estate Era.

     Collection & Exhibition Tour
     1:30 p.m.
     Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition by noted landscape artist Charles
     Brindley, Trees of Myth and Legend, on view until April 19.

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