Looking for a place to soak up some sunshine on your weekend? Come and join the festivities at the Hamilton Gardens this November!
The Pacific Rose Bowl Festival takes place at Hamilton Gardens every year under the Pacific Accord of Friendship. New Zealand rose breeder Dr Sam McGredy initiated the friendship affiliation with the common goal of promoting roses worldwide.
The four-day festival is named after the trophy awarded to the winner of the New Zealand Rose of the Year Trials, and the best part of this festival is - the public get to decide which roses win! Come down and vote for your 5 favourite roses & have a picnic in the beautiful Rogers Rose Garden while you’re at it. Children are also welcome to join in the voting, as all children’s votes are counted to decide the winner of the Children’s Choice Award.
Awards include Best New Zealand Raised Rose, Best Hybrid Tea Rose, Best Climbing Rose, Best Floribunda, Most Fragrant Rose, Best Shrub Rose and Children’s Choice Award.
The festival coincides with the Daltons Waikato Rose Society’s Rose Show held in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, where there will be more beautiful roses on display!
There will also be a performance by the Morrinsville Youth Theatre Company of Beauty and The Beast, on the Jade Dragon Stage adjacent to the playground at 2pm on Saturday the 16th.
For more details visit www.pacificrosebowlfestival.co.nz.