Wellington’s Rose Festival begins on 23 November
20 November 2012
Rose Festival begins this Friday 23 November and continues
until Monday 26 November. The festival takes place at the
Botanic Garden, home to the city’s largest rose
This year’s festival includes guided rose-themed
walks, storytelling sessions with Fairy Trina, and sessions
on roses for gardeners with the Lady Norwood Rose Garden
curator. Visitors to the gardens will also have the
opportunity to vote for their favourite rose on display at
the garden and go into the draw to win a handbook on rose
cultivation and a Picnic cafe voucher.
Full details of the
Rose Festival programme are available here.
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