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The Nashville Rose Society serves all of Middle Tennessee by sharing knowledge and information about our national flower, the rose. Through a monthly newsletter and meetings that feature regional and nationally recognized speakers, we bring you advice and instruction geared to growing roses in the specific soil and climatic conditions of this area.

Monthly meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at Cheekwood Botanic Hall/Visitor Services Building at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art on the first Sunday of the month. 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. Click here for directions to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.

Tips for Growing Roses - March/April 2017

Planting Bare Root Roses


Bare Root Roses

Spring is coming! and that often means planting new roses in your garden. Most roses that are bought on-line are delivered with bare roots. Let your new rose get a head start by planting it in a pot for a few weeks before you transplant it into the garden. Here click here for a list of materials you will need and the procedure for potting and planting.

Upcoming Meeting and Events


For all scheduled Meetings & Events, click here.

March 2-5 - Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

Visit the Nashville Rose Society Booth at the Gardens of the Future to be held at The Fairgrounds Nashville (previously known as Tennessee State Fairgrounds)

Show times are: Thursday - Saturday, 10a.m. - 8p.m.; Sunday 10a.m. - 5p.m.

NRS President Ron Daniels will speak on Thursday at 1:30 pm in Lecture Hall. Ron's topic is "Three Public Rose Gardens in Nashville - How they were built and sustained, each in their own way".
Click here for more information about the show.

Volunteers are needed to man the booth for 2-3 hr shifts every day. Don't worry if you are new to roses, you won't be alone in the booth and you can always share your enthusiasm for roses and refer to someone else for information.
Contact Cindy Worch,, to sign up.

March 5 - Monthly Meeting, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Sarah Johnson - Johnson's Nursery and Garden Center Roses

Sarah will be talking about types of roses and how Johnson Nursery pots barefoot roses. They have one of the best selection of roses in our area. For a list of roses that can be found at Johnson Nursery, click here.

March 11 - Pruning Demonstration, Saturday 10:00am - 12:00

At the garden of Mona Mishu

Where: 6224 Bridlewood Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027

Click here for directions.
Bring your pruners and gloves.

March 15 - Deadline to Submit Order Forms for Vendor Night, April 4

Click here for more information on how to order and for vendor order forms.

March 18 - Pruning Demonstration, Saturday 10:00am - 12:00

At the garden of Nancy Jones

Where: 130 Belle Glen Drive, Nashville, TN 37221

Click here for directions.
Bring your pruners and gloves.



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