Sunday, April 12, 2015

Beautiful Cheekwood

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art is situated just south of downtown Nashville in a very affluent neighborhood called Belle Meade. Belle Meade is home to not only Cheekwood, but also the Belle Meade Plantation that I visited last weekend and hope to get back to soon to tour the house and outbuildings.


Today, however, I visited Cheekwood to view the '100,000 Tulips' which is on display throughout the botanical gardens. Tulips were growing throughout the gardens in bright, vivid colors. There were reds, yellows, pinks, purples. There were solid Tulips, varigated Tulips. There were Tulips along the walkways. Tulips beside the buildings. Tulips in small gardens. Tulips everywhere.


Cheekwood has more than Tulips. Cheekwood is home to Herb Gardens, Japanese Gardens, a Sculpture Trail, a Museum of Art, the Pineapple Restaurant, and a gift shop. There is much more to this beautiful place than I can begin to show you in one post.


As you may have already guessed, this is just 'one' of many visits to Cheekwood. Can you imagine this place in Fall and during the Holiday season?


Not only were the gardens beautiful, but the day was gorgeous too. Blue skies and plenty of sunshine with the temperature in the low 80's and virtually no humidity made for a perfect day. While there were many, many people visiting Cheekwood along with me to see this beautiful Tulip display, there weren't so many people that it made for an uncomfortable visit. As I was leaving in mid afternoon, the crowd was intensifying. Apparently, I had arrived at the perfect time for a visit. I will be back with a few more images of Cheekwood before the week is out. ENJOY!

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17 comments :

  1. wow now that is ALOT of tulips.

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  2. Oh My, I can only imagine the mass of tulip blooms, all colour co-ordinated. When you mentioned this earlier, I could not have dreamt of this stunning display.

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  3. I particularly like the photo of the yellow tulips. Just stunning!

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  4. I'm smiling at this tulip display. Loveliness! I met some men in the ski area parking lot last week - they were from Nashville. I thought of you!

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