ARS National Convention and Rose Show in San Diego


by Mary Ann Hext, Consulting Rosarian

On Wednesday, October, 24, we took our dogs, Annie and Lindy, for another boarding experience at Greystone and drove to the airport to fly to San Diego for my last ARS Board of Directors meeting as our Tenarky District Director. The three years in this position have flown by and have kept me very very busy with rose events, activities, meetings, local society visits, district and national conventions, ARS committee work, and lots of traveling, but I have enjoyed the experience and made many many new rose friends from across the country.
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One of the World’s Leading Breeders of Roses to Speak at Belmont University

For Immediate Release
September 26, 2018

Christian Bedard, Research Director and Licensing Manager, Weeks Roses
On October 21, 2018, Christian Bedard, one of the foremost breeders of roses in the world, will speak at Belmont University at an event hosted by the Nashville Rose Society. The event will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Frist Lecture Hall, which is located in the Gordon E. Inman Center atBelmont University, 1515 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37212. Parking and admission to the event are both FREE to the public.
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NRS Members Win at Wilson County Fair

2018_Wilson_County_FairThe Wilson County Fair is recognized by many as the state’s biggest and best fair, drawing more than 450,000 people nine of the last 10 years. This year’s fair was held August 17-25, 2018, and included a Rose Show. This year’s fair, open to Wilson County residents and Nashville Rose Society members, had more entries than any show in the past.

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Calling all Rose Lovers!

The Nashville Rose Society Will Hold Its Annual Rose Show
September 22 & 23, 2018 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee

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Belmont Rose Garden
The Nashville Rose Society will hold its Annual Rose Show on September 22 & 23, 2018 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Admission is FREE to the public from 1:00 to 4:30 PM on Saturday September 22nd and from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Sunday September 23rd. Parking is also FREE.

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2018 NRS Grand Prix Rose Show Schedule

2018-NRS-GrandPrixThe Grand Prix is a rose show that is held at a regular NRS meeting. Its purpose is to give members a chance to learn about, and practice, exhibiting roses.

The 2018 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in the Cheekwood Botanic Hall meeting room. A grooming room will be open at 1pm. Experienced exhibitors will be there to help anyone needing help in grooming their roses.

Larry & Connie Baird and Gene Meyer will speak about showing our roses. Connie will tell us how to enter our arrangements.

Click here for the show schedule and instructions.

September 22-23 – The Nashville Rose Society 2018 Rose Show

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Arrangement by Sara Jo Gill with ‘Hot Princess’ roses – Best of Show and ARS Royalty Award at the 2017 Nashville Rose Society Rose Show – Photo by Sara Jo Gill

The Nashville Rose Society 2018 Rose Show will be held on Saturday, September 22 (1 pm-4:30 pm), and Sunday, September 23 (11 am-4:30 pm). The Show will be held at the Belmont University Gabhart Student Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee.

“Basics of Growing Roses” seminars will be held on Saturday and on Sunday at 2:00 pm. The seminar on Saturday will be presented by Ron Daniels, ARS Consulting Rosarian. Sunday’s seminar will be presented by Marty Reich, ARS Master Rosarian. The seminars are free to the public.

Parking is free in the Curb Garage, which is Building #27 off of Bernard Ave. Click here for a map of the Belmont Campus.

Click here for the rose show schedule in pdf format.