Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Howe Garden at Cheekwood Reopens

Larry McCormack/The Tennessean/WBIR 10
Considered by many to be a major piece of Nashville's history, the Howe Garden at Cheekwood reopened to the public on April 21 after the 'largest and most comprehensive renovation project recently undertaken in the (Cheekwood) botanical garden' costing an estimated $835,000. 

The garden is named for Harry and Cora Howe, an East Nashville couple who first opened their woodland wildflower garden, known as Wildings, to the public in 1929.  Every spring thousands of  visitors would flock to enjoy the trilliums, Virginia bluebells, trout lilies and celandine poppies.  In 1969, following the Howes’ deaths, the Garden Club of Nashville transplanted the garden to Cheekwood and there it is, ready to welcome visitors once again.

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