The Nashville Rose Society + Cheekwood Estate and Botanical Gardens

A Partnership in Education

By Jill Garabedian


The Rose Study Garden at Cheekwood in full bloom.
After many years of Nashville Rose Society meetings being held at Cheekwood, Ron Daniels, current Co-President of the NRS, wondered why there was not a rose garden on the grounds. Since one of the Nashville Rose Society priorities is rose education and a core value at Cheekwood is botanical education, it seemed a natural fit to have a study garden on site. Continue reading “The Nashville Rose Society + Cheekwood Estate and Botanical Gardens”

Cheekwood 2019 Century Star Award Presented to NRS

John Wendler and Bob Bowen receiving the 2019 Century Star Award from Cheekwood.
On March 29, 2020, John Wendler, Nashville Rose Society Co-President, and Bob Bowden, NRS Rose Study Garden Manager, received the Cheekwood 2019 Century Star Award for providing more than 100 hours of volunteer service during 2019.

The award is presented to the organization with the most volunteer hours during the year. This is the second year in a row that the Nashville Rose Society has been recognized.

The Nashville Rose Society members are solely responsible for maintaining the Rose Study Garden.