A Beautiful Landmark Estate

The Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art provides all kinds of entertainment, education and natural opportunities for the entire family to enjoy.

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A Beautiful Landmark Estate

Posted by Gary Ashton: RE/MAX ADMIN on Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 9:21am.

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22711505@N05/6015543926/The Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art provides all kinds of entertainment, education and natural opportunities for the entire family to enjoy. With year-round events, amazing exhibits, gardens and more, this is a place worth visiting more than just once.

The Gardens

Throughout the property, you will find many gardens, which over 175,000 visitors enjoy every year. The 55-acre site includes:

  • Cheek Gardens - With fountains, boxwood planting, beautiful views and many pools throughout, this garden was designed by Bryant Flemming.
  • Japanese Garden
  • Herb Garden
  • Two Perennial Gardens
  • Water Garden
  • Seasons Garden
  • Color Garden
  • An Award-Winning Wild Flower Garden

All of the gardens fit a specific style and serve a purpose. Other horticultural exhibits and shows are found in the Botanic Hall throughout the year.

The Art

Another huge part of the Cheekwood Estate is the art. With permanent collections and many traveling exhibits coming through, there's always something to enjoy. Permanent Collections include paintings, decorative art, sculptures and contemporary art. Currently, you can enjoy a unique exhibit called Light.

Light: Bruce Monro at Cheekwood

This is the second North American exhibition centered around light. It's an outdoor exhibit and provides plenty of inventive ways to use light and optic fibers. The field of light is part of it, which includes over 20,000 lighted glass spheres and so much more. Extended hours for this exhibit are on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until 11pm.

Hours and Admission

The Gardens and Museum are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm and Sunday from 11am to 4:30pm. Regular admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for college students, $5 for youth and children 2 and under are free. During the Bruce Monro Light nights, admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students, $5 for Cheekwood Members, $8 for youth and children 2 and under are free. Parking is $3 and free for members.

 

Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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