June 5, 2-4:30 – Shelly Wilkinson, “Bee Pollinators”

The June 2022 meeting of the Nashville Rose Society will be held in the Potter Room at Cheekwood Estate & Garden. We are thrilled to have as our speaker Shelly Wilkinson who will discuss bees in our gardens and why they need our help.

The first part of the presentation will cover the importance of bees, characteristics of the main species of bees, and where and how bees live. The second part of the presentation will cover how to make our own gardens and landscaping more pollinator-friendly.

Shelly Wilkinson is a high school math teacher who is part of the Davidson County Master Gardeners. She is the lead for the native bee program with the Master Gardeners in cooperation with Crown Bees (who help gardeners and farmers increase pollination and food production with gentle, solitary bees). She enjoys including native plants in her suburban garden to help sustain birds, bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Hummingbirds get nectar from the plants in her garden as much as from the hummingbird feeder, and the five different species of milkweed have been host to numerous monarch butterflies. She is constantly improving her garden to serve wildlife and expanding her knowledge of gardening and landscape design to achieve that.

Please plan to join us for this most interesting topic that concerns all gardeners.

Note: Admission to Cheekwood is not required – let the gate attendant know that you are attending the NRS Meeting in the Potter Room.

May 21 – Bowling Green Rose Show

The theme for the show and artistic rose designs is “Mama Liked the Roses” – Remembering Elvis Movies.
The 2022 Bowling Green Rose Society Rose Show is on May 21, 2022, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The show will be held at the American Legion Building, Dishman Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

BGRS invites all Nashville Rose Society members to come and exhibit at the show! Entries may be made from 7-10 am. We are a small show and would love to have exhibitors from NRS!

The theme for the show and artistic rose designs is “Mama Liked the Roses – Remembering Elvis Movies”.

Click here for our Rose Show Schedule.

For more information, visit the Bowling Green Rose Society website at http://www.bowlinggreenrosesociety.org/.

Free to the Public!

May 21-22 – Ron Daniels’ Gadwall Abbey Rose Garden Tour

One of many roses in Ron’s garden – hybrid tea Pretty Lady

Ron Daniels, co-president of the Nashville Rose Society and Master Rosarian, will host his Gadwall Abbey’s Rose Garden Tour on Saturday, May 21, 10am – 4pm, and on Sunday, May 25, 1pm – 5pm, at 1000 Gadwall Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Ron has over 150 roses of all types and many companion plants in his Gadwall Abbey Garden. Ron’s garden produces many Rose Show winners and has been featured on Talk of the Town.

If you have not seen Ron’s garden, put this on your calendar!

May 7, 10:00am-12:00pm – New Member Workshop

The Nashville Rose Society Spring New Member Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 10-12:00pm at Cheekwood.

The workshop will start in the Potter Meeting Room in Botanic Hall where Ron Daniels, NRS Co-President, will give his PowerPoint presentation on “Growing and Caring for Roses. The second half of the workshop will be a number of hands-on demonstrations in the Rose Study Workshop.

This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about caring for roses as well as to experience the beautiful Rose Study Garden at Cheekwood.

This workshop is open to ALL members. Admission to Cheekwood is not required for NRS Workshop attendees.

May 1, 2-4:30 – Spring Grand Prix Rose Show at Cheekwood

The 2022 Spring Grand Prix Rose Show will be held during the Nashville Rose Society regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in the Potter Room at Cheekwood. The Grand Prix is a rose show that is held at a NRS meeting and its purpose is to give members a chance to learn about and practice exhibiting roses.

The show will have two sections – Advanced Exhibitors and Novice Exhibitors. A Novice Exhibitor is a person who has never won a Blue Ribbon in an ARS sanctioned Rose Show with the exception of the Novice category. Having the two sections will give new exhibitors experience showing their roses with fairer competition.

Please note: The NRS Grand Prix rose shows are not sanctioned by the ARS.

A grooming room will be set up at 1:00pm. Consulting Rosarians will be available to teach how to groom roses to show.

While the judges are doing the judging, we will discuss spraying and other activities members should be doing in their gardens in May.

After the judging is over, the judges will explain to our members why they judged the roses the way they did – why the winning roses won and why some of the other roses didn’t.

Click here for the Grand Prix Show Schedule.

The mask mandate has been lifted at Cheekwood.