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Rose Fest

The Rose Garden is flush with blooms at the end of the growing season & the Garden celebrates with RoseFest, including music & other activities in the Rose Garden.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Details

Regular Garden admission; free admission for Garden Members. In the event of rain, Rose Garden activities will move inside.

Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

This is your chance to “stop and smell the roses” and enjoy outstanding live entertainment in the Rose Garden. Walk through winding paths of 1,800 roses for a sensual feast of color, fragrance and beauty.

Other Garden Activities during Rose Fest:

  • This is the Last Weekend for Butterflies LIVE!
  • October Oddities in the Children’s Garden During the month of October, refresh your family’s “Garden Spirit”, through seasonal displays in the Children’s Garden, activities and special events that explore the weird, wacky and wonders of nature.
  • Gourd Quest– Families search for different varieties of gourds and pumpkins, including Mini White Boo Pumpkin, Peanut Pumpkin and Apple Gourd.
  • Children can make paper roses in the Children’s Garden.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Join Capitol Opera Richmond in the Rose Garden as they perform a season preview. They will perform from 12:15pm- 1:00pm and 1:45pm-2:30pm.

Also on Saturday, join Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion Team XXL from 1:00 pm-1:30 pm as they perform a piece that shares the story of the amazing Monarch Butterfly and its extraordinary journey.

Capitol Opera Richmond            Richmond Ballet
Capitol Opera Richmond                                         Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion Team XXL
Be sure to visit the Children’s Garden on Saturday to enjoy these additional activities from 12 p.m.-3 p.m.:

Umami Tea

Umami Tea, will be providing herbal tea tastings. She will also have items available for purchase while supplies last.

Natural Plant Dyes

Children’s Garden volunteer, Judith Towers, will be showing the magic of plant dyes. Samples of dyed material as well as example of solar dying will be displayed.

Relay Foods

Relay Foods will be offering seasonal food tastings in the Children’s Garden.

Owlcraft Healing Ways

Nature’s bounty showing the power of plants

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Join the Latin Ballet of Virginia in the Rose Garden as they celebrate RoseFest and Butterflies LIVE! through traditional dances from Spain, Latin America and the Amazon Region. The Latin Ballet of Virginia is a dance theatre experience that will broaden your world, enrich your mind & inspire your Soul!

Performances will be from 12:15pm-1:00pm and 1:45pm-2:30pm.

Latin Ballet of Virginia   DSCN7487
Latin Ballet of Virginia