DATE CHANGE! October 16 – Ron Daniels Open Garden


Ron Daniels, co-president of the Nashville Rose Society and Master Rosarian, will host his Gadwall Abbey’s Open Garden on Saturday, October 16, 1 – 5pm, at 1000 Gadwall Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Ron has over 170 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!

2021 ARS National Convention & Rose Show

by Mary Ann Hext, Master Rosarian
Reprinted with Permission from the Bowling Green Rose Society newsletter, Rosebuds


“Cream City Roses” was the theme of this year’s ARS National Convention in Milwaukee September 9-14. My husband, Gary, and I drove part of the way on Thursday, so we could arrive in time on Friday for the tour available to attendees of the Pfister Hotel built in 1893. We chose to stay in the original part of the hotel which houses the largest Victorian art collection of any hotel in the world rather than the 23-story tower added in the 1960s. Our room was a suite looking out to other historic buildings and one floor below the rose show and meeting rooms which was very convenient. Marty Reich, Nancy Jones, and Lori Emery met us in Milwaukee at the show.
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NRS 2021 Fall Grand Prix Rose Show Results

Queen of the Show – Bob Bowen’s Ring of Fire
The Nashville Rose Society 2021 Fall Grand Prix Rose Show was held during our regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Sunday, September 12, 2021, in the Potter Room at Cheekwood. The Grand Prix is a rose show that is held at a regular NRS meeting and its purpose is to give members a chance to learn about and practice exhibiting roses.

Thanks to NRS member Gene Meyer for coordinating the event and for serving as judge.

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Sept. 25-26 – POSTPONED – 2021 Tenarky District Fall Rose Show & Convention

2021 Music City Rose Show Will Happen!!

The show is open to the public
Saturday, September 25 – 1:00-5:00pm
Sunday, September 26 – 11am-4:00pm
Belmont University Gabhart Student Center
1900 Belmont Boulevard. Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Rose Garden at Belmont University
Photo by Mary Weber
The 2021 Music City Rose Show will be held at Belmont University Gabhart Student Center. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend now!

The Tenarky District Convention and Show committee decided that due to the current Covid-19 situation, it is best to postpone the Tenarky fall convention until 2022. However, we will still be having the 2021 Music City Rose Show hosted by the Nashville Rose Society!

The committee has worked very hard for many months to make this an awesome event, but realize safety must come first. NRS will place the plans on hold and will host this event in fall of 2022. The district banquet and business meeting are both cancelled; however, the Tenarky District annual business meeting will be held virtually at a later date.

The 2021 Music City Rose Show will go on!! We hope that you will still come and exhibit on September 25. The schedule is the same, but there will be no district challenge classes. We have structured the show for maximum safety with both the show and grooming rooms increased substantially in size to allow for more space between tables and to maximize social distancing. No registration or registration fee is required.

Here is all the info you will need to to show your roses:

We hope to see you there!