Tour Of Chattanooga Area Rose Gardens Open Mother's Day Weekend

Friday, April 28, 2017

Members of The Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga are opening wide the gates of their private gardens to the public on Mothers’ Day weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14.

Five rose gardens will be featured in Chattanooga, Hixson, East Brainerd and Soddy Daisy.

"A favorite garden from past tours is that of Jeff and Cindy Garrett, who have been heroes in the cause of promoting the rose both locally and on a national level.  Their home in Soddy Daisy is situated on the lake.  The centerpiece of the garden is a beautifully landscaped koi pond with hundreds of rose bushes to complete the picture," organizers said.

The self-guided tour is made easier due to the common use of GPS.  One can start at any garden and proceed from there.

Jeff and Cindy Garrett
2049 Linwood Circle
Soddy Daisy TN 37379

Ed and Cheryl Hand
7811 Haverton Crossing
Hixson TN 37343

Dr. Cassandra Cansler and Roland Butler
1428 Cambridge Pointe Drive
Hixson TN 37343

Michelle and Steve Morgan
3616 Altamira Drive
Chattanooga TN 37412

Jane and Larry Hill
9723 Stone Mist Lane
Chattanooga TN 37421

"The local society is one of the most vibrant and active in the country.  Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at the North River Civic Center at 7 p.m. and visitors are welcome.  The society exists to encourage and create interest in the growing of roses, and to foster a better understanding of their cultivation. Go to for more information," officials said.

The Tour hours are 10 a.m.-6 pm on Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on Mother’s Day.  There is no charge for the self-guided tour, however donations will be gladly accepted and given to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

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