Calling all rose lovers!
The Nashville Rose Society invites you to see the results of more than 40 of the most accomplished, award-winning rosarians from across Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky as they compete for “Best Rose” awards in multiple categories – from hybrid teas, floribundas, and miniatures to shrub roses and old garden roses – displaying hundreds of beautiful roses in a variety of colors and fragrances. Admission to the Show is FREE with the purchase of a ticket to Cheekwood and is open to the public from 1 – 5 PM on Saturday, October 14, and from 11 AM – 4 PM on Sunday, October 15. Saturday features a FREE lecture from Co-President and established author, Ron Daniels, on the “Basics of Growing Roses” while Sunday offers participants the limited opportunity to pick their favorites (pre-registration required), right out of Cheekwood’s rose gardens, and build their own bouquet!
Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 14
9 AM – 1 PM | Massey Auditorium *closed to the public | Judging and Awards in progress
11 AM – 3 PM | Beer Garden & Lot B | Food Trucks: Chivanada, Tennessee Cobbler Company, Gypsy Crepe, Smokin’ Buttz, Blooming Kupcakes
12 – 2:30 PM | Beer Garden | Live Performance: Denny Jiosa
1 – 5 PM | 2023 Music City Rose Show included with admission to the gardens
TBA | Massey Auditorium | Free lecture on the “Basics of Growing Roses” by Ron Daniels
Sunday, October 15
10 AM -12 PM | Pick-Your-Own Rose Bouquet *pre-registration required
11 AM – 4 PM | 2023 Music City Rose Show included with admission to the gardens
11 AM – 3 PM | Beer Garden & Lot B | Food Trucks: The Love Bus, Bradley’s Creamery, Music City Fish & Chicken, Cousins Maine Lobster
12 – 2:30 PM | Beer Garden | Sunday Jazz Live Performance: Les Sabler