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Botanic Garden Rose Festival

Botanic Garden Rose Festival

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  • Fri 23 Nov ’12, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Sat 24 Nov ’12, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Sun 25 Nov ’12, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 26 Nov ’12, 11:00am – 12:30pm


Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Friday and Saturday 1–3pm - The Lady Norwood Rose Garden curator will be on hand to answer your questions about growing roses.

Sunday 25 - Guided walks and Fairy Trina
11am–12 noon Hear rose stories and legends with Bethney McLennan on this stroll around the modern roses. Free
2–3pm Fairy Trina will be telling flower fairy and goblin tales in the rose garden.
2–3pm ‘Old roses’ – Discover the story of the heritage roses on a guided walk through Bolton Street Memorial Park. Meet at the Seddon Memorial.
Cost: gold coin
Vote for your favourite rose in the garden and go into a draw to win Palmers Rose Growers Handbook by Janet Cheriton and a Picnic café voucher.

Monday 26 11am–12.30pm - ‘Shakespeare’s flowers’ – See some of the flowers mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays and poems on this easy 90-minute walk. Meet on the Treehouse verandah. Cost: $4.

Calling all Roses – Picnic café will give a free coffee during the festival to all visitors named Rose.

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