Cheekwood’s 10th annual Cheekwood in Bloom opens March 12 and continues through April 10 with 250,000 blooms for the largest and most colorful celebration of spring to date. Cheekwood in Bloom will also feature live concerts, workshops and outdoor wellness classes.
100,000 new daffodils were planted this past fall along the Pineapple Hillside beyond the Color Garden Arches. Along with the exhibition of 250,000 blooming tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and violas, patrons can look for colorful signs of spring in the trees with Cheekwood’s accredited Level II National Arboretum. Come see Cheekwood’s diverse collection of magnolias, redbuds and dogwoods in March and April.
Additional happenings throughout Cheekwood in Bloom include dog events, native plant sale, adult workshops, interactive and educational activations in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden and the return of Cheekwood’s Wellness 360 initiative with outdoor classes led by local instructors including yoga, forest bathing, nature walks and sound meditation.
Regularly scheduled live concerts in the gardens will kick off March 12. Highlights include Sunday Jazz and a weekend Beer Garden. Also, Cheekwood will host a Holi Celebration with food, music, dancing and hands-on activities.
Lastly, the Great Spring Art Hop returns April 15 and 16 for the 30th year. It features egg hunts and large-scale bunny sculptures decorated by local artists. Guests can hop throughout the gardens to find them. Cheekwood is currently accepting applications from Nashville artists interested in participating; design entries can be submitted to cheekwood.org/call-for-art by Feb. 18.
Cheekwood will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout the festival. Advanced reservations required. To purchase tickets and learn more about Cheekwood in Bloom, visit cheekwood.org.