Just when we thought we couldn’t love Cheekwood any more, they add a new beautiful children’s garden. Cheekwood is donating a portion of proceeds on opening weekend to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee as well as encouraging guests to bring nonperishable items for families in need.
The Bracken Foundation’s Children’s Garden opened this weekend and gives families a dedicated area for imaginative play. This is the first weekend of Cheekwood in Bloom, as well, with over 150,000 blooms and five weekends of family activities and entertainment.
The Children’s Garden’s features a wishing well, “The Little Woods” with digging opportunities, a tree house with books to borrow, secret nooks, outdoor stages, a tea house, water painting and splash fountains just to name a few.
LC enjoyed the water painting area and I imagine it will be an even bigger hit in warmer days this spring and summer! *Note: Have children wear clothes that you do not mind getting wet.
Tots, Cheekwood’s primary preschool program, will now be offering activities like hands-on art and garden projects, Tuesday through Saturday.
This 2-acre space blends nature and art in a way that everyone will enjoy exploring.
The Turtle Pond will be welcoming new visitors this May with turtles who are being rehabilitated. We are so excited to utilize this amazing new addition to Cheekwood.
If you’re not a member of Cheekwood, we highly recommend. Cheekwood has year-round experiences and events for the whole family.