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The Nashville Rose Society Garden Tour 2011 is set for Saturday, June 4, from noon until 5 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Members have tediously and meticulously been grooming every leaf and bloom on every rose bush, and Denise Thorne of Wilson County, chair of the Garden Tour, said she knows this tour will be a treat for everyone who visits.

The tour includes Jim and Starla Harding, editors of the Rose Leaf Magazine. Their gardens are located on 1705 Catalpa Court in Thompson’s Station.

The gardens of Larry and Connie Baird, who serve as president and first lady of the organization, are on 2571 Tonty’s Bend Road in Duck River, and they will have their gates open to welcome everyone.

Lyle and Ruby Worsham invite you to stop in and wander through the paths of their landscaped gardens at 212 Cheyenne Trail in Columbia.

The Belmont Rose Garden in the Nashville Campus of Belmont University will be on the tour. The address is 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. Head Horticulturist Mary Weber has the garden ready for touring.

You can read all about the history of this garden project on the Nashville Rose Society website www.nashvillerosesociety.com.

“All these people have devoted their time and energy for the Nashville Rose Society, so please show your appreciation and invite someone and tour these gardens. You can glean knowledge from these expert rosarians,” Thorne said.

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