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Here is the latest edition of the Nashville Rose Leaf - the official publication of the Nashville Rose Society, serving rose enthusiasts throughout Middle Tennessee.

Join us at our Monthly Meetings
and Events

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, usually from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 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.

The Nashville Rose Society Fall Rose Show
        The Results are In!

2017 ARS cover

The Nashville Rose Society held its annual 2017 Fall Rose Show on October 7 and 8 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Over 30 of the most accomplished exhibiting rosarians from across Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama competed for awards in multiple categories - from hybrid teas, floribundas and miniatures to climbers, shrub roses and old garden roses – displaying hundreds of roses in a variety of colors and fragrances. There was also a competition for best rose arrangement.

The Royal Court for the show was:

Queen - Gemini hybrid tea shown by Ken Jay
King - Crystalline hybrid tea shown by Sara Jo Gill
Princess - Ring of Fire hybrid tea shown by Ron Daniels
Royal Court - Louise Estes hybrid tea shown by Larry and Connie Baird
Royal Court - Elina hybrid tea shown by Millie Dolinger
Royal Court - Hot Princess hybrid tea shown by Sara Jo Gill
Royal Court - Grande Amore hybrid tea shown by Barbara McFarlen
Royal Court - Marilyn Wellan hybrid tea shown by Larry and Connie Baird

Click here for a complete list of the show winners for each class.

Upcoming Meeting and Events


For all scheduled Meetings & Events, click here.

November 5 - Monthly Meeting, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Sarah Lowe, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Horticulture Manager.

"How Cheekwood Makes Everything Work in the Gardens".

December 5, Tuesday - Nashville Rose Society Christmas Dinner

To be held at

Nashville First Baptist Church
108 7th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Details to be posted soon!

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