2017 Meetings & Events

Monthly meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at Cheekwood Botanic Hall 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. Click here for directions to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.

December 5, Tuesday - Nashville Rose Society Christmas Dinner
Arrive at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:30

To be held at

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

The church is at the corner of 7th Avenue South and Broadway. Attendees will need to turn off of Broadway onto 7th Avenue South and make the first left at the traffic light. Go straight to the church Parking Lot D, which is a secured parking lot. When you get to the entrance, hit the call button and Jack will give you access. Enter the church at the door they will see marked Main Entrance.

The event will be in Room 150 which is on the first floor not far from the entrance. There will be access to ice but not refrigeration, microwave, or oven.

Don't forget your Santa gardening gift!


Reminder - there will not be a meeting in January.


February 4, Sunday - Chris VanCleave, "The Redneck Rosarian"

Chris VanCleave, nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President, and is running for vice-president of ARS this year. Chris will be speaking on several subjects, including "Growing Rose Societies with Social Media", the RoseChat Podcast, and how he grows his own roses in his rose garden in Birmingham, Ala.

In 2007, he created the RoseChat Podcast that has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing roses. He chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening on his website, RedneckRosarian.com.


February 16-18, 2018 - Tenarky Winter Workshop in Bowling Green, KY