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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.

2021 Music City Rose Show

Hosted by the Nashville Rose Society

The show is open to the public
Saturday, September 25 – 1:00-5:00pm
Sunday, September 26 – 11:00am-4:00pm
Belmont University Gabhart Student Center
1900 Belmont Boulevard. Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Rose Garden at Belmont University
Photo by Mary Weber
The 2021 Music City Rose Show will be held at Belmont University Gabhart Student Center. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend now!

The Tenarky District Convention and Show committee decided that due to the current Covid-19 situation, it is best to postpone the Tenarky fall convention until 2022. However, we will still be having the 2021 Music City Rose Show hosted by the Nashville Rose Society.

The committee has worked very hard for many months to make this an awesome event, but realize safety must come first. NRS will place the plans on hold and will host this event in fall of 2022. The district banquet and business meeting are both cancelled; however, the Tenarky District annual business meeting will be held virtually at a later date.

The 2021 Music City Rose Show will go on! We hope that you will still come and exhibit on September 25. The schedule is the same, but there will be no district challenge classes. We have structured the show for maximum safety with both the show and grooming rooms increased substantially in size to allow for more space between tables and to maximize social distancing. No registration or registration fee is required.

Here is all the info you will need to to show your roses:

The Rose Show will be held in the Gabhart Student Center on the campus of Belmont University located at 2002 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN. Parking is FREE in the Hitch parking lot next to Building #20. The show is in Building #24 down the covered walk to your right. Click here for a map of the campus.

We hope to see you there!

NRS 2021 Fall Grand Prix Show Results

Queen of the Show – Bob Bowen’s Ring of Fire
The Nashville Rose Society 2021 Fall Grand Prix Rose Show was held during our regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Sunday, September 12, 2021, in the Potter Room at Cheekwood. The Grand Prix is a rose show that is held at a regular NRS meeting and its purpose is to give members a chance to learn about and practice exhibiting roses.

Thanks to NRS member Gene Meyer for coordinating the event and for serving as judge.

Click here for the winning entries!

Upcoming Meeting and Events

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For all currently scheduled Meetings & Events visit the Meeting & Events page.

We are excited to announce that beginning in June, 2021, the monthly meetings of the Nashville Rose Society will be held in-person either at Cheekwood Estates and Gardens or on the Belmont University campus. See meeting announcements for details.

October 9-10 – Ron Daniels Open Garden


Ron Daniels, co-president of the Nashville Rose Society and Master Rosarian, will host his Gadwall Abbey’s Open Garden on Saturday, October 9, 10am – 4pm, and on Sunday, October 10, 1pm – 4pm, at 1000 Gadwall Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075. On Sunday, the garden is open as a self-guided tour.

Ron has over 170 roses of all types and many companion plants in his Gadwall Abbey Garden. Ron’s garden produces many Rose Show winners and has been featured on Talk of the Town.

If you have not seen Ron’s garden, put this on your calendar!

October 10, 2-4pm – Rosemary Chamberlain, “Gardening for Monarch Butterflies”

Note! The October meeting will be held at Belmont from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, the Nashville Rose Society is pleased to announce that our speaker will be Rosemary Chamberlain, a Certified Tennessee State Naturalist. Rosemary’s presentation will be on the wondrous, miraculous monarch butterfly, including numerous photographs that she has taken.

Among other things, she will be addressing: Why is it so important to care about this particular and extraordinary insect? What is so amazing about its lifecycle? What nectar and important host plants can we plant in our gardens? What factors are contributing to its 80-90% population decline? Her goal is to motivate everyone to go home and plant their own garden for monarchs.

Rosemary is a retired Registered Nurse. Her experience with roses here in Tennessee was planting about 20 beautiful knock out roses and then having to tear them all out due to rose rosette disease. She now has a large collection of cone flowers in their place. Rosemary and her husband have 13 acres in Dickson on which they are gradually removing invasive plant species, planting native plants, and turning it into a natural area for wildlife and pollinators. They have 12 bluebird boxes on the property.

The October meeting of the Nashville Rose Society will be held at the Ayers Academic Center (Rooms C & D) at Belmont University, 1515 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, just off Wedgewood Avenue. Ayers Academic Center is Building #8 on the Belmont campus map, and is the building next to the Inman Center where the Frist Lecture Hall is located (location of previous NRS meetings).

Parking: The Ayers Academic Center is located at the corner of Wedgewood and 15th avenues on the northern front of campus. The entrance to the parking garages for both buildings is the same as we used last year. There are two elevator banks in the garage underneath the Ayers Academic Center – the South and North elevators. Members should park by, then use, the North elevators to the 4th floor. These open up directly across from our meeting room – which is Ayers C & D. It is not easy to find the meeting room from the South elevators!

Hope to see you there!