Starting this week, you can surround yourself with flowers in Music City. Nashville’s Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is celebrating its 10th anniversary of “Cheekwood in Bloom.”
Cheekwood In Bloom
Music and flowers combine to create a special setting for this year’s Cheekwood in Bloom. The annual festival features more than 250,000 flowers, including daffodils, tulips, magnolias, and dogwoods. The event starts on March 12, 2022, and runs for five weekends. Cheekwood in Bloom ends on April 10, 2022.
The festival isn’t all about flowers, though. There are special live musical performances each weekend in the beer garden. Grab a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy the music in the casual outdoor setting. Don’t forget to try a local beer, wine, or cocktail in the garden! There are also guided walking tours each weekend – one covers the grounds; the other delves into the history of the on-site mansion. The grounds tour is included with admission, but you must buy an additional house ticket if you want to do the history tour. Both tours are offered on a first come, first served basis.
About Cheekwood Estate And Gardens
The mansion at Cheekwood was built in 1929 as a main residence, but the house and the 55-acres around it were converted into a botanical garden in 1960. Located just south of Nashville, Tennessee, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is consistently one of the top tourist attractions in the area, welcoming more than 300,000 visitors each year. In addition to flowers, Cheekwood boasts art exhibits, adult workshops like macrame and tree identification classes, as well as restorative wellness classes like yoga and sound immersion.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens has special events throughout the year including a walk-through holiday lights display, scarecrows in the fall handmade by local school children, and musical and food truck events on Thursdays throughout the summer.