More than 30 of the most accomplished exhibiting rosarians from across Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama will display hundreds of roses in a variety of colors and fragrances as they compete for awards in the annual Nashville Rose Society Show on September 22 and 23, 2018, at Belmont University in Nashville.
Admission is free to the public from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday September 22, and from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday September 23rd. Parking is free.
Categories range from hybrid teas, floribundas and miniatures to climbers, shrub roses and old garden roses. There will be a competition for best rose arrangement as well.
On each day of the show, at 2 p.m., a Nashville Rose Society Consulting Rosarian will conduct a FREE workshop on the “Basics of Growing Roses”, designed to introduce rose care to the beginner or novice. Attendees may learn how to properly prepare the soil, when and how to prune, as well as proven techniques for fertilizing and protecting roses from damaging insects and diseases. Everyone attending the workshops will receive a complimentary packet of information and tips about growing beautiful roses in Tennessee. After each workshop, there will be a guided tour of the Belmont Rose Garden, which was originally established in 1859 and now contains more than 200 roses of 70 different varieties.
“The Nashville Rose Society is excited to hold our annual Fall Rose Show at Belmont University and invite the public to attend. It’s an opportunity for us to share our passion for growing roses with our Middle Tennessee neighbors. Roses have a reputation of being “fussy” and challenging to grow. I hope folks will come to the show to be inspired and to learn that really anyone can grow beautiful roses”, said Ron Daniels, president of The Nashville Rose Society.
The Rose Show will be held in the Gabhart Student Center, rooms A and B, on the campus of Belmont University, located at 2002 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN. For a map of the campus, visit belmont.edu or nashvillerosesociety.org.
For more information as well as directions to the Rose Show, visit The Nashville Rose Society’s website at nashvillerosesociety.org or contact John Wendler, chairman of public relations for the event, at firstname.lastname@example.org.