Gardens view
Explore Our Gardens
Cheekwood offers year-round beauty on an historic property with 55 acres of awe-inspiring gardens, expansive vistas and art. Visitors enjoy programming for all ages, exhibitions, family activities, and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. Within its thirteen distinct gardens and woodland sculpture trail, a wide variety of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees combine with rotating seasonal displays to provide a place for reflection and inspiration.
This site creates access to our plant collections, including where individual specimens are located on the property. For more on our botanical garden, plant collections, arboretum, and Cheekwood as a destination, please visit our website.
We are excited to begin sharing our living plant collections on this site starting with the trees featured in our Arboretum Collection.
  • Use the Search windows below to look up trees by their common or formal Latin names, family, or which garden they're in.
  • Use the Map to zoom in on a specific location on the property.

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Arboretum Information
Since its inception as a public botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has strived to collect and showcase trees native to Tennessee and the Southeast as well as species from other regions, countries, and continents. The Arboretum at Cheekwood is accredited at the highest level by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) and, in 2020, the collection was granted Level II status by the global organization, ArbNet. Within the over 2,100 trees on the property, Cheekwood has most recently documented 1,267 deciduous trees; 576 evergreens; 16 deciduous conifers; and 238 dogwoods.