Press Release – The Nashville Rose Society to Host “2021 Music City Rose Show”

Calling All Rose Lovers!
The Nashville Rose Society to Host “2021 Music City Rose Show”
September 25 & 26, 2021, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee


Nashville, TN – The Nashville Rose Society will host the “2021 Music City Rose Show” on September 25 & 26, 2021, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Admission and parking are both FREE to the public from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 25, and from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 26.

More than 60 of the most accomplished, award-winning rosarians across Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia will compete for awards in multiple categories – from hybrid teas, floribundas, and miniatures to shrub roses and old garden roses – displaying hundreds of absolutely beautiful roses in a variety of colors and fragrances. There will also be categories for best rose photography and best rose arrangements.

On each day of the show, a Nashville Rose Society Consulting Rosarian will conduct a FREE workshop on the “Basics of Growing Roses,” designed to introduce rose care to the beginner or novice. Come and learn how to properly prepare your soil, when and how to prune, as well as proven techniques for fertilizing and protecting roses from damaging insects and diseases. After each workshop, guided tours will be available of Belmont’s two spectacular rose gardens – the original Belmont Rose Garden, which now contains more than 200 roses of 70 different varieties, as well as the new Heritage Rose Garden, which contains some of the same rose varieties Adelicia Acklen, who built the Belmont Mansion, grew
back in the 1860s when she lived in the Mansion.

“The Nashville Rose Society is excited to host the “2021 Music City Rose Show” at Belmont University and invite the public to attend. It’s an opportunity for us to share our passion for growing roses with our Middle Tennessee neighbors. I hope folks will come to the Show to be inspired and to learn that really anyone can grow beautiful roses,” said Ron Daniels, Co-President of The Nashville Rose Society.

The “2021 Music City Rose Show” will be held in the Gabhart Student Center, rooms A & B, on the campus of Belmont University, located at 2002 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN. Parking is FREE. Click here for a map of the campus.

Don’t miss this opportunity! For more information as well as directions to the Rose Show, visit the Nashville Rose Society website at or contact John Wendler, the Society’s Co-President and Chair of Public Relations for the event.

Click here for a pdf of the press release.

Sept. 12, 1:00-5:00pm – NRS Grand Prix Rose Show

The 2020 Fall Grand Prix Rose Show will be held during the Nashville Rose Society 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 NRS meeting and its purpose is to give members a chance to learn about and practice exhibiting roses.

The show will have two sections – Advanced Exhibitors and Novice Exhibitors. A Novice Exhibitor is a person who has never won a Blue Ribbon in an ARS sanctioned Rose Show with the exception of the Novice category. Having the two sections will give new exhibitors experience showing their roses with fairer competition.

Please note: The NRS Grand Prix rose shows are not sanctioned by the ARS.

A grooming room will be set up at 1:00pm. All entries must be placed on the tables by 2:00pm and judging will start at this time.

Click here for the Grand Prix Show Schedule!

Nashville Rose Society 2020 Virtual Rose Show Results

Since we are unable to hold an actual rose show this year, members of the Nashville Rose Society were encouraged to have some fun and take photos of their roses to enter in our first virtual rose show. This is not an ARS sanctioned rose show. NRS virtual certificates will be awarded.

The entries for the Nashville Rose Society Virtual Rose Show have been judged. See the results of the 115 entries in 11 classes. Take a stroll through our virtual hall of roses and enjoy the beauty of America’s favorite flower grown and submitted by members of the Nashville Rose Society.
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Nashville Rose Society 2020 Virtual Rose Show – Courts of Honor

The Nashville Rose Society 2020 Virtual Rose Show’s two Courts of Honor have been selected from the Blue Ribbon winners in Class 1 – Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora and Class 2 – Miniature/Miniflora. Each of the Courts have a Queen, King, and Princess. These are the highest honors of the rose show. Congratulations to the winners!
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