About Our Societies
About the Nashville Rose Society
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.
The Nashville Rose Society meets in the Potter Room of the Botanic Hall/Visitor Services Building at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37205
Monthly meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at Cheekwood Botanic Hall 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.
2017 Nashville Rose Society Executive Committee
Vice-President: John Wendler – Education Organizer
Treasurer: Gary Spencer
Recording Secretary: Diane Coleman
Corresponding Secretary: Sandra Frank
Membership Chairman: Marty Reich
Hospitality: Lori Emery
Rose Show Coordinators: Mary Hext and Larry Baird
Rose Leaf Newsletter Editors Marty Reich and Joey Staubiz
Grand Prix Show: Keith & Martha Garman
Rose Study Garden Manager: John Hannah
Consulting Rosarian Chairman/Mentorship: Gene Meyer
Members at Large: Gerry Miller and Mark Lenow
Facebook Administrator: Pam Brown
Website Administrator: Diane Coleman
Past President: Cindy Worch (2015-2016)
Nashville Rose Society is a 501c-3 organization and all contributions to the society are tax deductible.
About the American Rose Society
The American Rose Society exists to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose, through education and research to members, to local rose societies and their members, and to the public.
For more information on the American Rose Society, visit ars.org.
The Rose - Our National Floral Emblem
On November 20, 1986, President Ronald Reagan, signed Proclamation 5574 declaring the Rose to be The National Floral Emblem of the United States of America. With this proclamation, the Rose took its place among the beloved patriotic symbols of our nation, symbols that include the American Flag; the Great Seal including the U.S. Motto; the Bald Eagle; the National Anthem; the official March; and the National Tree, the Oak.