Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the world is coming alive. Spring has arrived and for Seniors in the Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood area, the season brings new opportunities to connect, grow and make memories.
Longer days and warmer nights usher in events all over the region and at home at Blakeford. Join the community in welcoming the season with neighbors, friends, and family. Throw open your windows, get on your walking shoes, and don’t miss spring in Nashville.
Mother’s Day in Nashville
Could this be the year when you celebrate Mother’s Day with more than cards? Grab your children, grandchildren, or some friends and attend a Victorian Tea Party at Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery. This special experience honoring Mother’s Day focuses on the women who worked and lived in the Mansion in the 1800s. Groups are limited to 10 and reservations are required.
Looking forward to Mother’s Day Brunch? Nashville has great restaurants for Seniors interested in outdoor seating and a delicious menu. Ruby Sunshine offers spacious outdoor seating and you can join the waitlist online. Liberty Common provides a french twist on normal brunch items and The Ainsworth gives you an upscale brunch experience with outdoor decks and music on Saturdays.
Outdoor Activities for Seniors
Nashville’s mild temperatures and lush greenery make spring a wonderful time to enjoy full days outdoors. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is a historic estate, botanical gardens, and art museum. Spend a day experiencing spring in full bloom in the gardens. Wander through the galleries, rest in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, and get lunch at the cafe. A day at Cheekwood is a perfect way to spend time with friends and family during spring in Nashville.
Visit the Nashville Zoo for an unforgettable spring day. If you’re interested in getting up close to animals, the zoo offers a number of “animal encounter” experiences, including goat brushing…and kangaroo petting. You can also tour the Grassmere Historic Home housed in the center of the park. Learn five generations of history and visit the beautiful gardens, all while spending a day at the zoo.
If you want to experience downtown Nashville in the spring, take a tour with a twist. Explore Nashville on a golf cart. With your private guide, you’ll see 35 landmarks and learn the history of the Music City. Want an even more original tour experience? Make your Golf Cart Tour, a Mural Art Tour. Explore the city’s public art and stop for all the photos you want.
Spring Creativity for Seniors
If you enjoy crafting, spring is your season in Nashville. The 50th Annual Tennessee Craft Spring Craft Fair is May 7-9, 2021, outside in Nashville’s Centennial Park. The 2021 lineup of artists is stronger than ever. Speak with artists, watch demonstrations, purchase crafts, and of course, eat! Food Vendors from local restaurants will be serving menu favorites. Admission and shuttle bus are both free.
Interested in making your own spring crafts or getting a group together for an afternoon of crafting? These Mason Jar Centerpieces will bring a splash of spring to your kitchen table. Or, if for you a change in season means new reasons to relax, make your own bath bombs. Colorful and fragrant bathtime treats are perfect for your home spa experience or for sharing as gifts with neighbors.
Seniors living at Blakeford’s Independent Living Community in Green Hills enjoy arts and crafts activities right at home in their residence. With a monthly schedule of groups and classes including needle-working and painting, crafty Seniors can stay busy creating beautiful things with their neighbors.
Additionally, in Blakeford’s writing groups, Seniors can improve their skills and share stories. And music lovers can enjoy music history classes this spring as well as virtual performances. Blakeford’s well-rounded program schedule has activities for every interest.
Spring in Nashville
“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” Jessica Harrelson.
Whether your winter felt long and grey, or warm and cozy, you’ll welcome the newness of spring. This is the season to get outside, soak up the sun, and try new things. In the Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin area, spring provides the perfect setting for Seniors to enjoy new experiences and reconnect with loved ones. Put on your floppy sun hat and try something new, at home with neighbors or out in the city. Make this a spring to remember.