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.