Speaking Engagements/Public Appearances

Mr. VanCleave is available to speak to groups and organizations as scheduling permits.

Attention Garden Centers
Chris’ one hour seminar on growing great roses will delight customers and boost your sales.  This fun and interactive seminar will get customers excited about growing and buying!

Inquire at Chris@RedneckRosarian.com – 2016 Tour Schedule is filling up fast! Inquire today.

Rednecks & Roses Tour 2015:

January 10 – Savannah Georgia
American Rose Society – Deep South & Carolina District Mid-Winter Meeting – Growing Rose Society through Social Media

February 12-15 – Birmingham Alabama
Join Chris along with other celebrity guests at the 2015 Birmingham Home & Garden Show – BJCC Arena. Chris will be sharing on which roses are best for the Birmingham area. He’ll cover topics such as planting, care and maintenance as well as some design tips!

Save on tickets when you purchase online using the discount code: ROSE  Click here to read more and get tickets!

March 21 – Cape Cod, Massachusetts
American Rose Society – Yankee District Meeting – The Rose Chat Podcast & Growing Your Rose Society Through Social Media

April 2015
Myers Plants & Pottery – Pelham Alabama
Gadsden Rose Society – Gadsden, Alabama

May 2015
Member of the International Jury at the Biltmore International Rose Trials – Asheville, NC

September 2015
Chris will appear at the American Rose Society Fall Nationals Sept 10-13 in Syracuse, NY
Stop by their booth and say hey! They will be emcee’s at the Awards Banquet Saturday night! NewYorkRoses.org

October 2015
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens – GardenFest 2014
Exhibition Greats! – Top Gun Club, Charlotte, North Carolina




January 18, 2014
American Rose Society – Deep South District Mid-Winter Meeting
Social Media & Rose Societies

February 13-16, 2014 
Birmingham Home & Garden Show – BJCC, Birmingham, AL
Southern Living Plant Stage: – “Awesome Roses For Alabama Gardens”

February 25, 2014
Highland Lakes Garden Club, Birmingham AL

April 5, 2014
New Albany Home & Garden Show, New Albany MS

April 19, 2014
Hanna’s Garden Shop, Birmingham AL

May 24, 2014
Biltmore International Rose Trials – Judge

July 14, 2014
Big Blend Radio Interview – Biltmore Rose Trials



December 2, 2014
Big Blend Radio – Guest

November 13, 2013
Historic Roebuck Springs Garden Club – Featured Speaker

May 21, 2013
Birmingham Public Library – Garden Series
Rose Gardening Basics

May 10, 2013
Coretta Scott King Dedication Ceremony – Birmingham Botanical Gardens

April 30, 2013
Radio Interview – Big Blend Radio

April 25, 2013
Gadsden Rose Society – Gadsden Alabama

April 16, 2013
Greater Atlanta Rose Society, Atlanta Botanical Gardens
“Cultivating Life & Roses In The Deep South”

February 14-17, 2013 
Birmingham Home & Garden Show – BJCC, Birmingham, AL
Garden & Lifestyle Stage: 1 p.m. daily – “Growing Great Roses In Alabama”
ABC 33/40 – Redneck Rosarian – Talk Of Alabama – TV Appearance
CBS 42 – Redneck Rosarian – Wake Up Alabama – TV Appearance

Feb 13, 2013
Talk of Alabama | local ABC Affiliate abc33/40 – Extending the vase life of your Valentine’s Day Blooms | Birmingham Home & Garden Show Preview

February 5, 2013
Nashville Rose Society – Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
“The Impact of Social Media on Rose Societies”


February 22, 2012
Grower’s Success Summit Featured Presenter
Principles & Planting & Pruning Roses

May 12 & 13 2012
Chairman – Birmingham Rose Show
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Shelby County Christian Women’s Club Luncheon
“Growing Roses In Alabama”

Hoover Garden Club
“Growing Roses In Alabama”


Wiregrass Rose Society Seminar , Ozark AL
“Growing Roses In Alabama”

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