June 2 – NRS Spring Grand Prix Rose Show

2018 NRS Grand Prix winners table
2018 NRS Grand Prix winners table
Once again, NRS members Martha and Keith Garman are hosting the 2019 Spring Grand Prix Rose Show. 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.

The 2019 Spring Grand Prix Rose Show will be held during our regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in the Potter Room at Cheekwood. A grooming room will be set up at 1:00pm; all entries must be submitted by 2:00pm to allow time for judging and tabulating results.
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Tuesday for Tots at Cheekwood – Almost 150 Tots and Adults Participated

Paper doily flowers
On Tuesday April 9th, 2019, the Nashville Rose Society partnered with Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in their Tuesdays for Tots program. Tuesdays for Tots provides art and garden adventures for toddlers. On April 9, NRS, led by Lani Rossmann treated the tots to two activities associated with flowers – “Paper Plate Garden” and “Paper Doily Flowers”.

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May 18 – Bowling Green Rose Show, 1:00 – 4:00pm

The 2019 Bowling Green Rose Society Rose Show is on May 18, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The show will be held at the American Legion Building, Dishman Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

BGRS invites all Nashville Rose Society members to come and exhibit at the show! Entries may be made from 7-10 am. We are a small show and would love to have exhibitors from NRS!

Click here for our Rose Show Schedule.

For more information, visit the Bowling Green Rose Society website at http://www.bowlinggreenrosesociety.org/.

Free to the Public!

Cheekwood 2018 Century Star Award Presented to NRS

On March 25, 2019, as Nashville Rose Society members were hard at work in the Cheekwood Rose Study Garden pruning, checking pH, and fertilizing the roses, Cheekwood’s Director of Volunteer Services Amy Walter presented our society with the Cheekwood 2018 Century Star Award for providing more than 100 hours of volunteer service during 2018. The award is presented to the organization with the most volunteer hours during the year.

The Nashville Rose Society members are solely responsible for maintaining the Rose Study Garden.

2018 Century Star Award presented to co-presidents John Wendler and Ron Daniels by Cheekwood’s Director of Volunteer Services, Amy Walter (right)

Mentors Matter

by Ron Daniels, President – Nashville Rose Society, Master Rosarian, Master Gardner


As I look back on my experiences with growing roses for the last 28 years, I remember who introduced me to the love of roses and was kind enough to mentor me. This fine gentleman was John Curtis, or as NRS members referred to him, “The Rose Farmer”. He earned that name because of his commitment to organic methods of growing roses.
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