Meetings & Events

Monthly meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at Cheekwood Botanic Hall in the Visitor Services Building on the first Sunday of the month, usually from 2:00 – 4:00pm. The meetings are free to guests, as is admission to Cheekwood for meetings. Simply tell the gate attendant that you are there for the Nashville Rose Society meeting. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens are located at 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205. Click here for a map.


February 3 – Ron Daniels, “Growing and Caring for Roses – Part 1”

Ron Daniels, NRS Co-President, will present the spring time tasks for growing and caring for roses, including location of beds, building the beds, amending the soil, water requirements, and checking pH.  Once you are ready to plant, how should you select the type of rose to buy? Find out at the February meeting!

The meeting will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 in the Potter Room at Cheekwood.


February 15-17 – Tenarky District Mid-Winter Meeting

National Roses EmblemTenarky District Mid-Winter Meeting will be held February 15-17, 2019, at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067, phone # 615-261-6134.

Click here to book your room at the special group rate of $134 per night for the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society.

Visit the Tenarky website for the registration form and detailed information on the agenda, speaker bios, rose photography contest, list of roses for the fundraiser, and the Consulting Rosarian application and reference forms.

For those planning to take the CR test, the application form should be sent to Richard Anthony prior to January 16, 2019.


February 23 – Hands on Pruning Demonstration from 10:00-12:00
It is time to start planning to prune the roses for their new spring growth. The first Pruning Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 23, at Lynda and Gordon McClellan’s garden near Opryland from 10-12 PM. New members will have a chance to have hands-on experience with trimming roses by learning from experienced rosarians.

The garden is located at 2615 Davidwood Court, Nashville 37214. For more information, call Marty Reich at 615-833-0791 or 615-319-9487. Learn more about pruning roses here.


February 28-March 1 – Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

Changing Times, Changing Gardens

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

Tennessee’s largest and most popular gardening event will return February 28 – March 3, 2019, at The Fairgrounds Nashville.

The Nashville Rose Society will conduct a workshop on “growing beautiful, healthy roses”. More detailed information to come.

Visit www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com for more information.


March 3 – NRS Monthly Meeting

The meeting will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Potter Room at Cheekwood.


March 16 – Hands on Pruning Demonstration from 10:00-12:00
Sharpen your pruners and grab your gloves for the March Pruning Workshop to be held on Saturday, March 16, at Nancy Jones’ garden in Bellevue from 10-12 PM. This is the perfect opportunity for new members to learn how to prune roses from experienced rosarians.

Nancy’s garden is located at 130 Belle Glen Drive, Nashville 37221. For more information, call Marty Reich at 615-833-0791 or 615-319-9487. Learn more about pruning roses here.


April 2 – Vendor Night 6:00-8:00pm

Vendor Night will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Botanic Hall at Cheekwood.

Stay tuned for a list of participating vendors and the list of roses that will be for sale at very good prices!


April 6 – “Cheekwood in Bloom” Rose Workshop 9:00-11:00am

“Cheekwood in Bloom” is March 9 – April 7, 2019. Visit the gardens to see more than 150,000 blooming bulbs.

On Saturday, April 6, “Spring Essentials for Growing Healthy Roses” will be held in partnership with the Nashville Rose Society in the Potter Room.

Admission or membership to Cheekwood is required to attend the event. For more information on “Cheekwood in Bloom”, visit the Cheekwood website.


For a list of past meetings and events, click here.