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Cheekwood is considered one of the finest American Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the extraordinary 1930s estate, with its Georgian mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with historic rooms and art galleries, showcasing works from its 7,000 piece permanent collection as well as traveling exhibitions.
The property includes 12 distinct gardens and a mile-long woodland trail featuring a large-scale modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture. Cheekwood is a perfect place for visitors of all ages. Enjoy some peace and respite in the newly-renovated Blevins Japanese Garden, let your children explore and play in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, and marvel at the larger-than-life sculptures on the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.
Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is a USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden.