November 3 – Jason Reeves, Curator of UT Gardens Jackson

Jason Reeves, Curator of UT Gardens Jackson
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.

Please join us for this very informative meeting!


October 19 – Workshop at Cheekwood, “Pick Your Own Bouquet”, 10AM-12PM

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.

For more information, visit the Cheekwood calendar event pages on Cheekwood.org and on Facebook.