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.

Tenarky Fall Convention & Rose Show
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center – Cool Springs
September 23 - 25, 2016


rose show

One of the largest rose shows in the South is coming to Nashville for the first time in four years! Over 40 of the best exhibiting rosarians from across Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky will be competing for awards in multiple categories.

Admission to the Rose Show is FREE. Admission to the Tenarky Fall Convention is $55/person or $80/couple (save $10/person if you register by Sept. 15).

Included in the weekend festivities will be free workshops on how to grow outstanding roses as well as free tours of three of the most beautiful rose gardens in Nashville. Everyone who attends the show will also receive a complementary packet of information from The Nashville Rose Society that's filled with tips and best practices for growing great roses.

Don't miss this opportunity! For more information, visit the Tenarky District website at for the show schedule and registration information.

Upcoming Events


For all scheduled Meetings & Events, click here.

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
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

Visit the Tenarky District website at for the show schedule and registration information.

December 6 - Christmas Party

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


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