The Inman Center is the beautiful big center building facing Wedgewood that has the circular drive in front of it. There is a parking garage for it up the small drive to the left if you face the building (also a sign saying Inman Center Parking on that drive). Inman parking is to the right clearly marked. There are elevators just as you come into the garage with unloading space in front of them. Visitor parking is to the left. Take the elevators to the 4th floor and turn right when you get off. Our meeting room is there. There will be a cart available if you need it to carry things in. So easy access and a wonderful meeting place. Thanks so much Belmont!
The Society will provide ham and turkey. Members are asked to bring a covered dish. There will be Dirty Santa gifts with a limit of $20.
Allie Heard, a superb pianist and a student at Belmont’s School of Music, will be playing Christmas carols during the party. To hear her play, check out allieheardmusic on Youtube.
The November meeting of the Nashville Rose Society is back at the usual time and usual place – 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Cheekwood. Our speaker is Jason Reeves, horticulturist at UT and the curator of the UT Garden at Jackson. Jason will speak on”A Year in the Garden”. He will give tips and techniques on garden care and maintenance as well as top-performing plants for each season.
Jason grew up not far from the West TN AgResearch and Education Center on a farm in rural Carroll County near Huntingdon, Tennessee. As a college student, he interned at the Opryland Conservatories in Nashville and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. He received his Masters in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from UT in 1999. After school, Jason worked at the famed Longwood Gardens, the former estate of Pier DuPont (of the chemical company) near Philadelphia. He also traveled to New Zealand, where he worked and lived at Palomia Gardens for four months. Recently, Jason was named Contributing Editor at Fine Gardening magazine.
Jason’s major projects at this Research Center include developing the grounds, improving the plant collection, and conducting research on herbaceous and woody ornamentals.
As the weather cools, what does a rose garden need to thrive? Led by members of the Nashville Rose Society, this workshop will cover fall activities like fertilizing, spraying, watering, deadheading, and winterizing roses. Participants will leave with their own bouquet of roses from the Rose Study Garden.
There is no cost for the workshop, but advanced registration is required. Stay tuned for ticket information.
NRS is honored to have as its speaker Dr. Jim Hering, President Emeritus of the American Rose Society and the Great Garden Restoration Project Fund Raising Chairman. He will be speaking on the Great Garden Restoration Project of the American Rose Center in Shreveport, Louisiana – the current status of the Restoration Project, as well as the future work to be completed.
Jim and his wife of 55 years, Anne Hering, live in Marion, Ohio. They have four sons, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. Jim retired from thoracic surgery after 31 years.
Jim joined ARS in 1975; he is a Consulting Rosarian and a Horticulture Judge. He has held several offices in both ARS and his local region and district – Buckeye District Director 1988-1994, ARS Vice President 1994-1997, ARS President 1997-2000, Region 4 Director 2009-2015 – and was ARS Gold Medal recipent in 2006.
Currently, Jim is chairman of the ARS Miniature Rose Committee and the Buckeye District Horticulture Judges and Roses in Review.
Great Garden Restoration Project 2017 – 2022
The Inman Center is the beautiful big center building facing Wedgewood that has the circular drive in front of it. There’s a parking garage underneath the building that you access from Wedgewood Ave. Look for the sign out in front of the Inman Building on Wedgewood Ave, indicating the entrance to the parking garage. Once you turn off of Wedgewood Ave to enter the garage, parking for the Inman Center is on the right and is clearly marked. There are elevators just as you come into the garage with unloading space in front of them. Visitor parking is to the left. Take the elevators to the 4th floor and turn right when you get off. Our meeting room is there. Thanks so much Belmont!