Birmingham Rose Show 2014 – Best of Birmingham

1797440_10152094344877672_5699784012323858106_nThe Birmingham Rose Show is coming up this weekend at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and I can’t wait to see what blooms will be on display. This show is one of the largest rose shows in the southeast and showcases the many fine varieties of roses that can be grown in the Deep South.
It is a lot of fun to come and stroll through the exhibit hall and see the roses on display. They also have an exhibition of floral arrangements and photography. It’s all FREE and open to the public.

DSC_0150As a member of the Birmingham Rose Society, I’ll be there helping to set up the show and if I have some pretty blooms, might just enter a few in the show. My good friend, Gloria Purnell will host a FREE seminar on growing roses at 3 pm on Saturday.

Below is the schedule:

6 a.m.     –  10:30 a.m.          Entries Received
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Judging of the entries

  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Grow Beautiful Roses Seminar
1:00 p.m.  –  5:00 p.m.           Rose Show open to the public

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Rose Show open to the public 

If you want to learn more about entering the show click HERE

Hope to see you there!


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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