Starting this week, you can surround yourself with flowers in Music City. The Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville 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 begins on March 12, 2022 and runs for five weekends. Cheekwood in Bloom ends April 10, 2022.
However, the festival is not just about flowers. Special musical performances are held every weekend in the beer garden. Grab a blanket and 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 every weekend – one covers the terrain; the other delves into the history of the on-site mansion. Visiting the park is included in admission, but you must purchase an additional house ticket if you wish to take the historical tour. Both tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
About Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
Cheekwood Mansion was built in 1929 as a primary residence, but the house and the 55 acres surrounding it were converted into a botanical garden in 1960. Located just south of Nashville, Tennessee, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is still the one of the region’s top tourist attractions, welcoming over 300,000 visitors each year. In addition to flowers, Cheekwood offers art exhibits, adult workshops like macrame and tree identification classes, and restorative wellness classes like yoga and sound immersion.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens hosts special events throughout the year, including a Christmas lights display, fall scarecrows handmade by local school children, and music and food truck events on Christmas Thursdays. ‘summer.
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