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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

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The Nashville Rose Society will hold its annual Fall Rose Show on October 7 and 8 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Admission is FREE to the public from 1:00 to 4:30 PM on Saturday October 7th and from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Sunday October 8th. Click here for a copy of the show schedule.

Over 30 of the most accomplished exhibiting rosarians from across Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama will compete 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 will be a competition for best rose arrangement as well.

On each day of the show, at 2:00 PM, a Nashville Rose Society Consulting Rosarian will conduct a FREE workshop on the “Basics of Growing Roses”, designed to introduce rose care to the beginner or novice. Come and learn how to properly prepare your soil, when and how to prune, as well as proven techniques for fertilizing and protecting roses from damaging insects and diseases. The Nashville Rose Society will provide each attendee at the workshops with a complimentary packet about growing beautiful roses in Tennessee.

The Rose Show will be held in the Belmont University, Gabhart Student Center Rooms A & B, on the campus of Belmont University, located at 2002 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN. Click here for a map of the campus; the show will be held in Building 24. Parking is free in Building 27/P7 Curb Garage South Entrance. Visit for more information.

Upcoming Meeting and Events


For all scheduled Meetings & Events, click here.

September 29-30 - Tenarky Fall Convention & Rose Show
Hosted by Louisville Rose Society

To be held at

Holiday Inn University Plaza/Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY 42103
phone: 270-745-0088

Visit for more information.

October 1 - Monthly Meeting, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Mary Ann Hext, Tenarky District Director

“It’s not Greek, it’s a rose show program”

October 7-8 - Nashville Rose Society Rose Show

To be held at

Belmont University, Gabhart Student Center Rooms A & B
2002 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN.
Parking is free.

Click here for a copy of the show schedule. See the Events page for more information.

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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