Cheekwood Entry Garden

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Presented By


Peter Grimaldi

Peter Grimaldi

Grimaldi joined Cheekwood in July 2017 after five years of service at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden as the director of horticulture and facilities. Peter’s work in public horticulture may be characterized by leveraging physical growth and expansion against mission-driven success and combining major infrastructure projects and capital improvements with elevated horticultural best practices, including the design and execution of more elaborate seasonal displays. Peter has a Bachelor of Plant Science from Cornell University with a concentration in ornamental horticulture and floriculture.

Mary Weber

Mary Weber is the director of horticulture at Cheekwood of over three years after serving Belmont University as manager of landscaping and grounds. During her tenure at Belmont, Mary oversaw the maintenance and upkeep of immeasurable landscape growth and built an increased focus on sustainable practices. Prior to her career with Belmont University, Mary worked in the Horticulture Department at Opryland Hotel where she sharpened her landscaping skills in both exterior and interior gardening. Mary’s tenure at Cheekwood has focused on operational support and building and maintaining the highest standards in horticulture and landscape maintenance. Mary graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design and is also proud to be a Master Gardener of Davidson County.

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Designed By

3 Fromme Design

Tres Fromme


Tres Fromme is currently Cheekwood Estate and Gardens Designer in Residence where he collaborates closely with Staff on master planning, garden design, and seasonal displays, including Cheekwood Blooms and HOLIDAY Lights. He is also lead designer on the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden that opened in 2020.

Fromme collaborates with public gardens throughout the United States, all who have unique identities, cultural and ecological contexts, diverse missions, and distinctive horticultural possibilities. Experience includes a full range of project scales, budgets, and scopes – master planning, site design, planting design, gardens for children, seasonal displays, and holiday light shows.

Fromme is known for facilitating team-based creative group processes to generate engaging, compelling, memorable, and multi-functional places that invest participants in the outcomes. His work creatively innovates within the diverse traditions, contexts, and functions of each project, while exploring and activating the range of possibilities for people of all ages and backgrounds inherent in gardens.

Thank you to Schumaucher for providing fabric for this years display.


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