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The Nashville Rose Society serves all of Middle Tennessee by sharing knowledge and information about our national flower, the rose. Through a monthly newsletter and meetings that feature regional and nationally recognized speakers, we bring you advice and instruction geared to growing roses in the specific soil and climatic conditions of this area. For all scheduled Meetings & Events, click here.


Nashville Rose Society Virtual Rose Show Entries are In

The entries for the Nashville Rose Society Virtual Rose Show have been submitted and are now in the hands of the judges.

See the 115 entries in 11 classes to be judged. Take a stroll through our virtual hall of roses and enjoy the beauty of America’s favorite flower grown and submitted by members of the Nashville Rose Society.

The winners will be announced at the October 4, 2020, NRS monthly meeting. Be sure to attend!

Click here to start your virtual tour.


American Rose Society’s 2021 National Convention and Rose Show

Save the Date! Set aside September 10 – 14, 2021, to attend the American Rose Society’s National Convention and Rose Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Plan on arriving Friday to enjoy speakers and wonderful Milwaukee hospitality in a city identified in the 2018 Vogue as the “Midwest’s Coolest City.” They will have cold room storage for your roses as the Rose Show, featuring special Challenge classes, is on Saturday! Garden Tours will will on Sunday & Monday. All of the convention speakers are ARS Klima award winners.

Read more about the Convention and Rose Show here.


Roses in the Cheekwood Rose Study Garden

A variety of types of roses are planted in the Cheekwood Rose Study Garden. Because it is a hands-on teaching garden, roses are removed and new varieties added back to teach how to plant a rose. Everything a new rosarian needs to know about taking care of roses in their home garden is taught by members of the Nashville Rose Society during monthly meetings or workshops. In the spring, the roses are uncovered from their winter mulch, pruned and fed. During the growing season, they are deadheaded, fed, and watered. And in the late fall/winter they are mulched to protect them from the cold.

The list of roses in the garden change – click here for the table of the roses that are currently in the Rose Study Garden.


Upcoming Meeting and Events

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The October and November monthly meetings will be virtual meetings using the GoToMeeting app.



October 4 – Joan Clayton-Davis, “Fall Gardening with Flowers and Vegetables” + Rose Show Results
Joan Clayton-Davis, Coordinator of the Master Gardeners of Davidson County Speakers Bureau

The October meeting of the Nashville Rose Society will be a video meeting using GoToMeeting. Our speaker, Joan Clayton-Davis, will present timely information on “Fall Gardening with Flowers and Vegetables”.

Joan Clayton-Davis is Coordinator of the Master Gardeners of Davidson County Speakers Bureau, which educates the community on gardening, horticulture, etc. at libraries, schools, community organizations and churches, reaching more than 500 people each year. Joan has been a Master Gardener since 2014 and received the University of Tennessee Extension 2017 “Outstanding Master Gardener Award” Central Region. She is a retired Health Communications/Social Marketing Consultant.

Read more about Joan’s family history of farming and gardening since 1913 in her interview with the Nashville Public Library on blog post “A Master Gardeners Story”.

After Joan’s presentation, the winners of the 2020 Nashville Rose Society Virtual Rose Show will be announced! Stay tuned to find out who the Queens, Kings, Princesses, and Best of Classes are.

Nashville Rose Society members will receive an email with information to connect to the meeting using GoToMeeting, the same app that we have used the last couple of month. Any non-members wishing to attend the meeting should send a message using the Ask a Consulting Rosarian form on the website.