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April 23, 2024

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Cheekwood In Bloom Opens with TOTS! & Cabaret This Saturday

A very french opening for Cheekwood in Bloom includes blooms, TOTS!, cabaret music and Edgar Degas art in the mansion!

Oui, Oui! The annual rite of spring known as Cheekwood in Bloom kicks off a five-week very french celebration this Saturday, March 9. For 2024, impressions of France are brought to life with 250,000 blooming bulbs in cheerful pastel colors. Just as the exploration into Edgar Degas through “Works on Paper” are on view in the museum, Belles Fleurs comes alive in the Color Garden with a nod to classical French garden design. Traverse along parterre-inspired gardens and stop to capture a photo at the model Eiffel Tower. Warm pinks, apricots, and lavenders balance bolder expressions of red and yellow to further the echoes of Impressionism. Cheekwood in Bloom: Belle Fleurs runs through Sunday, April 14.

Cheekwood in Bloom, TOTS! Opens

In a flurry of activity, Cheekwood in Bloom opens with several events coinciding on March 9, beginning with the return of TOTS! in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden. Starting at 10 a.m., little ones and a guardian can enjoy hands-on activities until 12 p.m. Storytime is available at 10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. Turtle Talks happen at 11:45 a.m. when kids can learn about the resident turtles.While TOTS! happens March through May, Tuesdays through Saturdays, on Wednesdays only, kids also can engage in a gardening activity through the Cheekwood GROWS program. TOTS! is included with membership or General Admission (Adults $20 – $26; Children ages 3 – 17 $13 – $19; ages 2 & younger are free).

Cabaret at Cheekwood

Beginning at 12 p.m. and continuing until 2 p.m., the Isaac Eicher Quartet will perform in the Frist Learning Center Great Hall. This French Cabaret is exclusively for Cheekwood in Bloom’s opening. For Saturday, it’s acoustic music and Sunday includes a vocal trio. Saturday and Sunday music will continue over the five-week celebration with Bluegrass, Blues and jazz guitar on Saturdays and a lineup of Jazz on Sundays. Scroll down at this link to see the full music schedule.

Cheekwood is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is located at 1200 Forest Park Drive in Nashville. 

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