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 a map to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.

Winterizing Your Roses


It is time to plan on winterizing your roses – the last rose gardening task to be completed before you put your feet up and start shopping rose catalogs. Nashville Rose Society Master Rosarians tell you how to protect both roses planted in the ground and roses planted in containers. Click here for the articles.

Have a Rose Question?
Ask a Consulting Rosarian


A Consulting Rosarian (CR) is a rose expert who has been a member of the American Rose Society for a minimum of three years, has attended an ARS approved school, and has successfully completed the exam. Click here to ask a Consulting Rosarian for help with any questions about growing roses.

Upcoming Meeting and Events

For all scheduled Meetings & Events, click here.

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

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