Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

Arts: Cheekwood is a Wonderland

With spring arriving, I’ve been itching for the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Nashvillians are in luck with Cheekwood Art and Gardens. Part botanical garden, part art museum-mansion, Cheekwood is totally delightful. My last visit was at night to see Bruce Munro’s Light on the most romantic date ever. I’ll be going back to check out Patrick Doughtery’s “Stickwood,” which opens Sunday. Laura Hutson reviews it here for Country Life. If Hutson is to be believed (and she always is), this visit will make me feel a bit less amorous.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville.

Hours: 9:30 am-4:30 pm Tues.-Sat.; 11 am-4:30 pm Sun.; closed Mon. except for federal holidays. Gate fee: $12 adults, $10 sr. citizens, $5 students with college ID and those aged 6-17, 5 and under free.