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.

July 1 – David Clemons, “Thoroughbred Roses” Hybridizer

David ClemonsDavid Clemons will share how he hybridizes award winning roses.

David and his wife,Tammy, grow more than 250 exhibition type hybrid teas, miniatures and minifloras. As an avid rose exhibitor, he has competed and won awards on the local, district, and national levels. David is a Consulting Rosarian and past president of the Huntsville Twickenham Rose Society in Huntsville, Alabama. His hybridizing efforts have led to the introduction of several “thoroughbred” minifloras: ‘Ruffian’, ‘Charismatic’, ‘Foolish Pleasure’, and ‘Whirlaway’. Two of his newest introductions include the exhibition miniflora ‘Unbridled’ and the 2008 Award of Excellence winner ‘Joy’, named for David’s mother. ‘Joy’ was the #1 exhibition miniature rose in 2012 and ‘Whirlaway’ was #1 exhibition miniflora in 2012.

August 5 – Mona Hitch, Tower Gardening

Mona Hitch is a Master Gardener, a Certified Health Coach and co-owner, with husband Dan, of Tennessee Urban Farm in Springfield, TN. Mona will discuss how the Farm uses Tower Gardens®, an eco-friendly vertical aeroponic growing system that produces fresh vegetables year-round using less than 10% of the water and space of traditional gardens.

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  • CANCELED - Bowling Green Rose Society Rose Show
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  • Annie Owen - How to Take and Grow Rose Cuttings
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For a list of past meetings and events, click here.