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Explore Nashville: Cheekwood

Explore Nashville: Cheekwood

Spring is here! Well, almost. The weather is definitely making the shift, and for that there are great shouts of joy coming from the Scherdin home in Nashville. Outdoor adventures, here we come! 

I am excited to do a lot of exploring with my son this Spring and Summer. He'll be 2 in May, so he is MUCH more aware of, and able to interact with, the world around him than he was last year at this time. 

One of our go to spots here in Nashville for regular exploring excursions is Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. I am a HUGE fan of this place. When the weather is nice, we make it out there almost once a week. We purchased a membership last summer, during their kids' summer concert series and it has been SO worth the money for us. 

It is a gorgeous setting, and always changing with the seasons. We love roaming the gardens, having picnics, visiting Thomas and the other "choo-choos," climbing into the tree-house, talking with the volunteer gardeners in the herb garden, and checking out all the in-season plants. They always have some kind of beautiful art installation going on, which is engaging for all ages, and we really love exposing our little guy to new kinds of art. They plan a lot of awesome activities for children and parents, so I pay close attention to their calendar.

They currently have an installation called "Southern Roots," by Steve Tobin. We visited on a recent sunny Saturday. If you make it out before it ends May 29th, and I recommend you do, make SURE to go into the Museum of Art. It's full of breathtaking creativity.

Evan and I, becoming one with the roots. 

Evan and I, becoming one with the roots. 

Southern Roots, by Steve Tobin

Southern Roots, by Steve Tobin

Lantern House by Steve Tobin - made from lantern slides dating back to 1890. 

Lantern House by Steve Tobin - made from lantern slides dating back to 1890. 

One of three Forest Floors, by Steve Tobin

One of three Forest Floors, by Steve Tobin

Evan brought his lawn mower, just in case the Cheekwood gardeners needed a little help with the up keep. 

Evan brought his lawn mower, just in case the Cheekwood gardeners needed a little help with the up keep. 

If you're in Nashville, have you made it to Cheekwood? What's your favorite part? If you haven't been, let's go! 

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