Tenarky Fall Convention & Rose Show
Was a Great Success


rose show

The Tenarky District of the American Rose Society Fall Convention and Rose Show hosted by the Nashville Rose Society, September 23 - 25, 2016m was a great success.

Over 50 exhibitors enter over 450 roses and 36 arrangements creating a beautiful rose show. Two seminars were well attended. Linda Kimmel, guest speaker at the Saturday night banquet, presented an interesting and informative talk with beautiful photographs of her trip to Lyon, France to attend the 17th World Convention of Rose Societies in May 2015.

Kathy Brennan, Tenarky Consulting Rosarian Chair, awarded ARS CR Emeritus to Anne Owen of the Nashville Rose Society, Master Rosarian status to Jack Wedekind of the Nashville Rose Society, and ARS Outstanding Consulting Rosarian to Sarah Johnson of the Cookeville Area Rose Society. Mary Ann Hext, Tenarky District Director, awarded ARS Judge Emeritus to Evelyn Moser of the Memphis & Dixie Rose Society. The ARS Silver Honor Medals were presented to Nancy Jones and posthumously to Sam Jones for their service to the Tenarky District.

Complete rose show results are on the district website and photos are coming soon – www.tenarky.org.

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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.

November 6 - Monthly Meeting & Chili Cook-off

2:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jack Wedekind will discuss winterization of roses.
Find your chili recipe for the Chili Cook-off!

December 6 - Christmas Party

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

February 17 - 19, 2017 - TENARKY District Winter Workshop

Contact: Mary Ann Hext - mhext@outlook.com
Holiday Inn University Plaza/Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY 42103
phone: 270-745-0088


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