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NRS Meeting at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art 

May 5, 2015 Meeting
 6:30 PM: Beginner's Program:

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Annual Rose Show - May 23 - 24, 2015

Ellington Agricultural Center - Ed Jones Auditorium | 440 Hogan Rd, Nashville, TN  37220

The 2015 Nashville Rose Show, sponsored by the Nashville Rose Society, will be held on May 23 and 24, Saturday and Sunday, at the Ellington Agricultural Center, Ed Jones AuditoriumThe show will be open for public viewing on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:30 PM, and on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Seminars for the public on growing roses will be held each afternoon 1:30 PM, conducted by members of the Nashville Rose Society.

The public is invited to attend or participate in the annual weekend event free of charge.  Parking is free, and there are no fees at the gate or the event.

The public is welcome to enter rose specimens in the show; membership in the society is not required.  All entries must be outdoor-garden-grown by the exhibitor.  Specimens will be accepted on Saturday morning, May 23, between 6:00 and 10:00 AM, and judging will begin at 10:30 AM. 

Show Divisions include Horticulture and Arrangements.  In Horticulture, sections include Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Shrubs, Climbers, Miniatures, and Minifloras.  Entries should be fresh-cut blooms, 2/3 to 3/4 open, with stem and foliage, presented in a bud vase provided by the show committee.  Criteria for judging will be on the quality of the blooms (freshness, form, color, substance, size, etc.) and the foliage.

Special challenge classes will display roses named for Nashville Music personalities, the ‘Crescendo’ hybrid tea rose named for the Nashville Symphony, and “Earthkind” roses so designated for their disease-resistant qualities.

Arrangements include three basic design styles each for large roses and miniatures.  Traditional, Modern, and Oriental Manner.  Space for entering arrangements must be reserved by May 21, by contacting:  Denise Thorne,