Rose Study Garden at Cheekwood – as of October 11, 2021

The Rose Study Garden at Cheekwood has a two-fold purpose: provide a beautiful garden of roses for Cheekwood visitors to enjoy, but primarily to function as a teaching garden for new and experienced rosarians.

This photo gallery is as of October 11, 2021. Cheekwood is full of fall color and the Rose Study Garden at Cheekwood is in full bloom. The bees were working hard in the Garden – bumble bees, honey bees and sweat bees. Hover over the bee and click to zoom in.

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DATE CHANGE! October 16 – 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 16, 1 – 5pm, at 1000 Gadwall Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

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!

2021 ARS National Convention & Rose Show

by Mary Ann Hext, Master Rosarian
Reprinted with Permission from the Bowling Green Rose Society newsletter, Rosebuds


“Cream City Roses” was the theme of this year’s ARS National Convention in Milwaukee September 9-14. My husband, Gary, and I drove part of the way on Thursday, so we could arrive in time on Friday for the tour available to attendees of the Pfister Hotel built in 1893. We chose to stay in the original part of the hotel which houses the largest Victorian art collection of any hotel in the world rather than the 23-story tower added in the 1960s. Our room was a suite looking out to other historic buildings and one floor below the rose show and meeting rooms which was very convenient. Marty Reich, Nancy Jones, and Lori Emery met us in Milwaukee at the show.
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NRS 2021 Fall Grand Prix Rose 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.

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