Just a 30-minute drive from Melbourne, the State Rose & Garden Show is a free event open from November 9 to 10, from 10am to 4pm each day, and this year is home to quite an array of events and entertainment.
8 reasons you need to visit the State Rose & Garden Show this year
1. The roses
There will be six acres of garden to explore, rose-lined pathways and 5000 floral displays that will delight young and old.
2. The demonstrations
Even the most experienced gardeners will learn a thing or two at the live plant care demonstrations and guided tours. Keep an eye out for plan experts such as South Australia’s ‘Indoors Outdoors’ gardening guru Kim Syrus, Gardening Australia’s Jane Edmanson, with more to be announced.
3. The food trucks
Grab a bite to eat at the excellent selection of food trucks that will be serving up snacks all weekend.
4. The Wine and Beer Garden
On Saturday, visitors will be able to enjoy some smooth brews in the rose-filled wine and beer garden, with craft beers, ciders, wine and Roseade paired with Bluebonnet Barbecue’s American style fare.
5. The Prosecco Van
Is there anything better than enjoying a glass of prosecco while taking in the beautiful surrounds of a rose garden? We think not. On Sunday, it’s all about vintage glamour and indulgence with the Prosecco Van and Mrs. Baker’s Gin.
6. The ‘High Tea’ experience
On Sunday, enjoy a unique rose-inspired High Tea experience from the High Tea Mistress. There are two high tea packages available for pre-purchase; ‘Little Pleasures’ and ‘Afternoon Delight’ with prices starting at $30. Bookings are limited, with tickets available via the website www.stateroseandgardenshow.com.au. A limited number of bookings will also be available on the day.
7. Activities for the kids
There will also be mini-posy making workshop and kids’ activities, including children’s sandpit and garden craft, with magic wand and pot plant decoration.
8. Live music
No event is complete without the right tunes to set the mood, and this year the beautiful backdrop of Victoria State Gardens and Werribee mansion will be set to a soundtrack of summer-appropriate live music.
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