Meetings & Events

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The 2024 meetings of the Nashville Rose Society will be held at the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens.

The Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is located at 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37205. 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.

Visit the post for the current monthly meeting for the location of the meeting that month.

For a list of past meetings and events, click here.

May 19, 1:30-4:00 pm – Spring Grand Prix Rose Show

Previous Grand Prix winners for Large Roses (other than hybrid tea)
The Nashville Rose Society 2024 Spring Grand Prix Rose Show will be held during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Sunday, May 19, 2024, in the Massey Auditorium of Botanic Hall / Visitor Services Building at Cheekwood Garden and Estate.

The purpose of the Grand Prix is to give members a chance to learn about and practice exhibiting roses. A grooming room will be open at 1:00 pm. Experienced exhibitors will be there to help anyone needing help grooming their roses. All you need to do is know the names of the roses you bring. This show is an excellent opportunity to learn how to enter your roses in the Nashville Rose Show on May 25-26, 2024.

Click here to open the schedule for the Grand Prix.

The Master and Consulting Rosarians will talk about “Why Are Some Roses Winners”. The 2024 Nashville Rose Show schedule will be discussed and there will be members who can help you fill out the tags that go on your entries.

Please note: The NRS Grand Prix rose shows are not sanctioned by the American Rose Society .

For more information on how roses are judged, visit the American Rose Society website,, and study the “Guidelines and Rules for Judging Roses”.

2024 Nashville Rose Society Annual Rose Show

Saturday, May 25 – 1 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 26 – 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cheekwood Botanical Estate & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 3720

Rose Study Garden – Photo Courtesy of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
‘Neil Diamond’ Best in Show at 2023 Nashville Rose Society Show exhibited by Marty Reich

The 2024 Nashville Rose Society Annual Show will be held at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens – Massey Auditorium on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26.

The rose preparation area will open at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Horticulture entries will be placed on the exhibition tables by show personnel from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Challenge exhibits will be placed by the exhibitor. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m.

To enter Cheekwood before 9:00 a.m., come through the back gate that is accessed off of Cheek Road, unload at the front or back of Botanic Hall, then park in one of the reserved parking spaces in Parking Lot A.

Click here for a copy of the Rose Show Schedule.

The Rose Show will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

NRS Rose Show Events

On Sunday, May 26, from 10 – 12:00 p.m. the Cheekwood Pick Your Own Bouquet Event (registration required, see Cheekwood’s website) will be held. Participants will leave with their own bouquet of roses from the Rose Study Garden. Ron Daniels, ARS Master Rosarian and NRS Past President, will be available during the event to answer any questions about how to grow and care for roses.

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Ron will present a free seminar to the public on the “Basics of Growing Roses”.

Following the seminar Ron will have a “Meet the Author & Book Signing” for his new book Rose Therapy.

We look forward to seeing you at the Nashville Rose Society Annual Rose Show!

For a list of past meetings and events, click here.