The 9th annual State Rose & Garden Show is coming back to Werribee Park. This two-day festival for the senses will feature over 5000 blooming roses spread across six acres. While you’re there, check out some garden exhibits, plant stalls and food trucks, and listen to live music along the way. The State Rose & Garden Show will run on Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12, from 10am to 4pm.
State Rose & Garden Show
Whether you’re a talented green thumb or you just like looking at pretty things, this free event is the perfect day out for all ages. Wander through the event, and feel amazed by all the bright colours of 5000 gorgeous roses. These dreamy flowers are planted in a design that’s set in the shape of the Tudor Rose. They will be at their most colourful during the Show. If you’d like to learn more, you can take a guided tour of the Victoria State Rose Garden. This tour will be led by the volunteers who tend to the space all year round.
New to the festival this year is The Gardeners’ Dome. The space will host a line-up of gardening experts, covering topics from sustainable gardening to fermenting practices. Look forward to guest speakers like Chloe Thomson, Vasili Kanidiadis, Craig Castree, AB Bishop and The Fermented Mumma.
The Green Hub is also a new and interactive space at the event. It will focus on sustainable living and gardening practices, with stalls from Craig Castree, Nature West, Wormlovers and Eat My Garden.
Meanwhile, the All Green Workshops and Café will host a series of free and interactive workshops. Try activities like:
- Flower crown and posy making workshops with Petal Pop
- Bee workshops with Holly’s Backyard Bees
- How to collect and store native seeds with Nature West
- Terrarium and kokedama workshops with Lady Jane Greenhouse
- Pot painting workshops with Melissa Murphy-Vella
The kids will also have plenty of fun with the Little Sprouts Growing and Nature Play program.
Vertical arts company Sway Art will perform in the heart of the Garden. See thrilling performances that fuse circus with physical theatre.
There will also be a sea of wooden poppies, which visitors can paint and display in the lawn on Remembrance Day, the opening day of the event. On Sunday, these poppies will be replaced by wooden roses, which visitors can paint and take home.
As for food and drink, you can expect rose flavoured scones from the CWA, rose flavoured ice cream from Timboon Fine Ice Cream and sparkling from The Prosecco Van.
While you explore the show, there a live acoustic set to create a wonderful musical backdrop.