Bowling Green Rose Society


Proudly affiliated
with the
American Rose Society


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ARS and Area Affiliated Rose Societies
The American Rose Society The American Rose Society is a national organization with over 24,000 members dedicated to the enjoyment, enhancement and promotion of America's Floral Emblem.
Tenarky District web site The TENARKY District of the American Rose Society serves the states of Tennessee, eastern Arkansas and Kentucky.  Within these states are sixteen local rose societies including ten in Tennessee, four in Kentucky, and one in eastern Arkansas.
The Louisville Rose Society
The Louisville Rose Society is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Rose Society. In addition to educational programs, some of the benefits of membership are a monthly bulletin called Rose Leaves, garden tours, assistance from local consulting rosarians, and the friendship of other rose growers. The objectives of the Louisville Rose Society are to encourage interest and cultivation of the rose.
The Memphis
and Dixie Rose Society
We are a group of rose enthusiasts in and around the Memphis area who get together to share in the joy of growing roses and to promote this joy in others.  The Dixie Rose Club was organized in 1964 by fifteen Rosarians who wanted to promote the growing and nurturing of roses. Today the Dixie Rose Club remains dedicated to growing in knowledge of the rose and extending that knowledge to others.  In 2010, the Memphis Rose Society and the Dixie Rose Club merged.
The Nashville Rose Society The Nashville Rose Society is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting all aspects of rose horticulture.
The Holston Rose Society The Holston Rose Society was founded in 1949 in the Holston Hills neighborhood of Knoxville by Mr. & Mrs. U.S. Cate. It has the stated purpose of studying rose culture, encouraging ARS membership and promoting public interest in roses - all roses.
Tri-State Rose Society
of Chattanooga
Located in the Chattanooga, TN, area, Tri-State RS is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Rose Society.  The purpose of the society is to encourage and create interest in the growing of roses, and to foster a better understanding of their cultivation. 
Tennessee Rose Society The Tennessee Rose Society is a nonprofit organization, serving East Tennessee and the Knoxville area and is comprised of people who are interested in promoting the following objectives: (1) improving the members knowledge of rose culture; (2) promoting the general public's interest in growing roses; and (3) cooperating with the American Rose Society in it's effort to improve the quality and culture of the rose.




Rose Videos

Rose Gardening : How to Prune a Knock Out Rose Bush
Rose Gardening : How to Root a Knock Out Rose
Rose Gardening : How to Care for Knock Out Roses
Rose Gardening : How to Fertilize Double Knock Out Roses
Double Knockout Roses & Knockout Rose Bushes
How to Prune Miniature Roses by Bob & Kitty Belendez
How to Prune a Floribunda Rose by Bob & Kitty Belendez
Nancy Steen - The Magic of the Rose, Auckland Museum

Nancy Steen is a world authority on old roses, who devoted much of her life to cultivating and studying different species. An accomplished artist, Steen regularly exhibited her works and developed and landscaped her own garden. She was also a sought-after speaker and writer, touring the countryside sharing her extensive knowledge with other New Zealanders. The Wonderland: The Magic of the Rose exhibition unravels the fabulous tales of love, passion and secrecy that have made the Rose revered by royalty, praised by poets, and enjoyed by gardeners and the world. See


Love at First Sight: America's Affair with the Rose Trailer

What is the story behind our relationship with the most coveted plant in the garden? Who dreams up these beloved plants and where did they come from? Love at First Sight: America's Affair with the Rose looks at our national flower through the eyes of the world's top breeders and a non-profit organization devoted to roses: the All-America Rose Selections, founded in 1938.





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