Meetings & Events

Monthly meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at Cheekwood Botanic Hall in the Visitor Services Building on the first Sunday of the month, usually from 2:00 – 4:00pm. The meetings are free to guests, as is admission to Cheekwood for meetings. Simply tell the gate attendant that you are there for the Nashville Rose Society meeting. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens are located at 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205. Click here for a map.

February 24 – Pruning Workshop from 10-12:00
It is time to start planning to prune the roses for their new spring growth. The first Pruning Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 24, at Lynda and Gordon McClellan’s garden near Opryland from 10-12 PM. New members will have a chance to have hands-on experience with trimming roses by learning from experienced rosarians.

The garden is located at 2615 Davidwood Court, Nashville 37214. For more information, call Marty Reich at 615-833-0791 or 615-319-9487. Learn more about pruning roses here.
 

March 1-4 -Nashville Lawn & Garden Show
Tennessee’s largest and most popular gardening event returns at The Fairgrounds Nashville! and once again, the Nashville Rose Society will have a booth manned by Society members. No experience is necessary, you just need to talk to people about roses. Cindy Worch will have sign-up sheets at the February meeting.

Visit www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com for more information and directions to the show.

March 4 – Rose Gardening Products
The March monthly meeting will include a discussion on rose gardening products in preparation for Vendor Night on Tuesday, April 3.

Five of NRS Consulting Rosarians will be speaking:
* Ron Daniels – Soil, water systems & pH meters
* Gene Meyer – Selecting roses, where to buy roses and how to use the ARS Selecting Roses Handbook
* Jack Wedekind – Fertilizers, both organic and granular
* Marty Reich – Disease and insect control products, both synthetics and organics
* Larry Baird – Rose gardening tools, including pruners, loppers, gloves, and types of sprayers; how to use each tool and where to buy

March 10 – Pruning Workshop from 10-12:00
Sharpen your pruners and grab your gloves for the March Pruning Workshop to be held on Saturday, March 10, at Nancy Jone’s garden in Bellevue from 10-12 PM. This is the perfect opportunity for new members to learn how to prune roses from experienced rosarians.

Nancy’s garden is located at 130 Belle Glen Drive, Nashville 37221. For more information, call Marty Reich at 615-833-0791 or 615-319-9487. Learn more about pruning roses here.
 

March 31 – Spring Pruning of the Rose Study Garden
Spring pruning of the Rose Study Garden at Cheekwood will be Saturday, March 31, at 8:00am. The Garden will also be fertilized that day. Anyone who wants to help or any new members who want to learn, bring your bring your pruners and trowel and come help!
 

February 2018

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  • Chris VanCleave, “The Redneck Rosarian”
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  • Tenarky Winter Workshop
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  • Tenarky Winter Workshop
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  • Pruning Workshop
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For a list of past meetings and events, click here.