Stop and Smell the Roses
One of the newest gardens at Cheekwood, the Rose Study Garden was opened in 2016 and is dedicated exclusively to America’s official flower – the rose. Built and maintained by the Nashville Rose Society, the Rose Study Garden contains over 60 roses of all types and colors, including Earth Kind (no spray) roses, hybrid teas, grandifloras, miniatures, climbers, shrubs, and Old Garden roses. Its spectacular blooms can be seen from April all the way through October. With education being one of Cheekwood’s core values, the Rose Study Garden is used primarily as a teaching tool — Nashville Rose Society helps Cheekwood’s members, new members of the Rose Society, and the general public learn how to grow beautiful roses in Middle Tennessee.