Field Excursions: Cheekwood treehouse exhibit brings literature to life
“A treehouse, a free house, a secret you and me house …” wrote the famed poet of childhood Shel Silverstein. For those lucky enough to have spent childhood playing in a treehouse or fort, the memories reveal the value of these secret hideaways in children’s lives. For those who weren’t fortunate enough to have a treehouse escape, here’s your chance: Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville invites you to explore and enjoy seven whimsical treehouses as part of their annual summertime family exhibit.
Treehouses: Great Works of Literature features large-scale outdoor treehouse structures inspired by great works of literature throughout the ages.
“These treehouses are more than you would imagine a treehouse could be,” Leigh Anne Lomax, Cheekwood Botanical Garden horticulture manager, said. “Each one is interactive, very well thought out and brings literature to life.”
Photo: Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art