Join us at our monthly meetings!

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.

Upcoming Events


For all scheduled Meetings & Events, click here.

July 29 - 31
The American Rose Society National Miniature Rose Show

Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA
Click here for more information and registration forms.

August 7 - Monthly Meeting & Ice Cream Social

2:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matt Pilcher, Greenway of Nashville
Matt is a landscape designer and a plant guy. He will be doing a presentation on plants that work well with roses.
Plus! round up your ice cream freezers if you can do home-made, buy your favorite flavor ice cream, or bring something to go with ice cream. This annual event is always fun. Bowls, etc. are furnished.

September 4 - Monthly Meeting Grand Prix

2:00 - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Bill and Jill Chappell
This is an in-house show to show off your roses and learn about exhibiting. The Chappells will talk about how the roses are judged and experienced exhibitors will be available to help you groom your own roses for showing.

September 17 - US Botanic Garden's "National Garden 10th Anniversary Festival", Washington, DC

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the ROSE becoming our Nation Floral Emblem, The American Rose Society has been invited to participate in the US Botanic Garden's "National Garden 10th Anniversary Festival". We need volunteers! Signing up to help is simple! Click for mor information or to register on our Sign Up Genius account.

September 23-25 - TENARKY District Convention and Rose Show

Hosted by the Nashville Rose Society
Contact Sam Jones -
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

Click here for more information.

December 6 - Christmas Party

First Baptist Church
108 Seventh Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203
Click here for directions.

Rose Study Garden
in Partnership with
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Building the Garden

Cheekwood slides

Click here to read about the Rose Study Garden.
Click here to see more photos.

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Join Chris VanCleave each Saturday at 9:30 am for Rose Chat Radio. The broadcast can be listened to online at Blog Talk Radio by clicking here.