Cheekwood's Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden to open March 7

Cheekwood's Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden will be open to the public beginning March 7. (Courtesy Cheekwood Estate and Gardens)
Cheekwood's Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden will be open to the public beginning March 7. (Courtesy Cheekwood Estate and Gardens)

Cheekwood's Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden will be open to the public beginning March 7. (Courtesy Cheekwood Estate and Gardens)

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens will open the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, a new permanent garden, on March 7 at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, according to a news release. Located between the Howe Garden and the Frist Learning Center, the two-acre garden will feature interactive and educational outdoor activities, including an enclosed play area, a turtle pond, a stage to highlight children's performances and more.

“We are thrilled to bring a permanent family feature to Cheekwood for the enjoyment of thousands of children and families who visit each year,” Cheekwood President and CEO Jane MacLeod said in the release. “As an extension of our mission to stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit, the garden will provide children a joyful and immersive experience with nature, [which is] increasingly absent but vitally important for today’s youth.”


This year marks the 60th anniversary of Cheekwood as a public institution. 615-356-8000. www.cheekwood.org


MOST RECENT

 (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 462 in 24 hours

Cases numbers rose by 2.2% since May 24.

The Mall at Green Hills reopened to the public in mid-May. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
ROUNDUP: Businesses reopen in Metro Nashville

Here are three updates on the reopenings of Nashville businesses, including Nordstrom in The Mall at Green Hills.

(Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 356, surpassing 20,000 total cases

More than 380,000 tests have been conducted statewide.

In a Williamson County School Board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Restaurant reopenings, rising unemployment and 3 other Nashville stories

Here are five recent updates from Metro Nashville, on plans for school in the fall semester, info on the economic impact of coronavirus and more.

Here are the coronavirus updates to know May 22. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 433 in past 24 hours

Here are the coronavirus updates to know May 22.

Community centers, nature centers and other facilities have been closed since late March. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Community centers, other park facilities in Nashville to reopen at 50% capacity May 26

Community centers, nature centers and other facilities have been closed since late March.

Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Capacity restrictions lifted from restaurants, retailers in Tennessee; large attractions can also reopen

While social distancing guidelines are still in place, Gov. Bill Lee is allowing select businesses across the state to operate at up to full capacity.

Shalimar Fine Indian Cuisine has been in the Green Hills area for 30 years, according to the owner. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Shalimar Fine Indian Cuisine in Green Hills to close at end of May

The restaurant has been in the Green Hills area for 30 years, according to the owner.

Businesses slowly reopen according to Metro Nashville guidelines

With Phase II of Metro's plan to reopen now underway, take a look at how local businesses are reopening with restrictions still in place.

Coronavirus-related business closures have led to a sharp increase in the state's unemployment rate. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coronavirus has 'staggering' effects on Tennessee's unemployment rate, new data shows

Data released May 21 shows the unemployment rate more than quadrupled from March to April.

(Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 429 in past 24 hours

The number of new cases rose by 2.2% since yesterday.