International Rose Garden Festival

The International Rose Garden Festival continues to grow in strength and popularity.

Held in mid-November to showcase the roses and garden in season and in full bloom, the festival program has evolved to deliver family-friendly activities and entertainment across two days.

Showcasing the international award-winning Rose Garden in the heart of Morwell and celebrating the work of the Friends of the Rose Garden Volunteers, the 2023 Festival promises to be a blooming spectacle of colour and light for all ages.

This year’s festival will be held Saturday 11 November and Sunday 12 November starting at 12pm through to 9.30pm each night, visitors can explore the roses, take part in a range of free activities, treat their taste buds to a traditional Devonshire Tea at the CWA marquee or partake in retail therapy at the garden and market stalls.

Saturday will feature the Festival’s favourite gardening guru, Costa Georgiadis, who will chat about all things gardening and sustainability. Novice rose growers are encouraged to enter the Cut Rose Competition for the chance to win great prizes. On Sunday, parents and kids are in for a treat with costa the gnome and scrapboy from dirtgirlworld, performing their grubby bucket live stage show and hosting a mud pie bake off!

Festival partner AGL Loy Yang, presents the Night Light Installation during the evenings. Explore the garden at night when the roses are transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour from hundreds of fairy lights, festoons and LED lights. Roving Illuminated performers, will grace us with their presence and visitors are encouraged to find the giant animal and insect lanterns scattered throughout the garden.

Enjoy a picnic amongst the roses with food from the festival food trucks and chill out to the tunes from local musicians. There’s even a kid’s disco with DJ Nige on the Sunday night!

This event has free entry and the full program can be found on the event website.

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