The Spring Rose Show is THE premiere rose-lovers’ event in Victoria.
Every year at the perfect moment, when roses all across the southern states are blooming at their peaks, the Spring Rose Show takes place.
Each year, usually the weekend that falls about a week into November. We hope that this year we’ll be able to go ahead on:
Saturday November 7, 2020 …. 1 pm to 5 pm
Sunday November 8, 2020 …. 10 am to 4 pm
From 05:00 am, helpers start setting up the hall, which is open at 05.30 am for competitors to begin to set up their exhibits with all precision possible within a very limited time frame- competition at the highest level involves a lot of attention to detail.
By 10:00 am sharp all exhibits are in place, and at 10.20 am the judges, in strict secluson, get busy selecting the best of the best.
They take great care in this task, which is not a simple one given the broad array or rose classes, and the several levels from novice to Championship.
By the time the doors open at 1 pm, the winners have been chosen and the exhibits are ready for every one to come and see.
The awards are given and recieved with much joy and pride in the later part of Sunday afternoon, along with the drawing of the raffle prizes…
47 Miller Cres, Mount Waverley VIC 3149. That is the Community Centre complex on the corner of Stephensons Rd and Miller Crescent in Mt Waverley, just next to the train station.
There is a good sized carpark at the venue, as well as parking in and around the station and the parallel street.
What’s on at the Spring Rose Show…
- Thousands of the most beautiful and fragrant roses.
- Speaker Programme
- Floral Art Exhibition and competition.
- Consultant Rosarians
- Members’ Table
- Trading Tables plants, handmade items, jams and preserves,
- Devonshire Teas:
- Bunches of roses available for purchase later on Sunday afternoon
- Great Hall main rose exhibition-
Thousands of roses and their marvellous collective scent. Rosarians- from the passionate and with years of experience to first-timers- from nearby and interstate clash blooms in a gladiatorial contest for the Championship prize and a host of other awards in range of categories.
ANYONE is welcome to bring roses along and exhibit them for competition, experienced or not!
If you are new to rose exhibiting there is an encouraging novice section, and there will be non-competitive displays as well. Just bring whatever roses happen to be blooming (OR deploy a killer strategy to get a competitive edge), and contribute to the total effect, which will be heavenly.
Our friendly and approachable president, Sandra, is available to be contacted, to welcome you and guide you through your first steps into taking part in the exhibition.
Over the two days there are lectures on a variety of interesting topics. Once the programme has been set, you can time your visit accordingly.
Floral Art Exhibition and competition.
Competing for the grand prize are spectacular botanical arrangements.
Experts are available for freely shared advice and inspiration on rose choosing and growing.
We are in the central foyer where you can easily find us. There is the opportunity to ask members about their experience in Rose Society, and tojoin if you wish. The spring rose show is a great place to meet members and find out all about the regular events and learning experiences that take place at meetings when we get together.
Tickets are inexpensive and the prizes are of high quality. Past prizes have included art works, Felco Garden tools [renowned as the Rolls Royce of garden gear], sacks of specialist fertilisers, and rose plants.
All the yummy and enticing goodies that you often find at fêtes: art works, gifts, vases, garden gear, home preserves, handcrafts and other wonderful miscellany. There is a stall is run by the Salvia Study Group, for those interested in these useful and pretty perennials. Often there are collectible home propagated plants at op shop prices.
In the East Hall are local rose growers with some of the best loved and/or rare roses for sale, including old garden roses.
Opulent jam and cream scones and delicious sandwiches. You can overdose on beauty, then head into the tearoom to flop down, debrief and recharge.
Bunches of roses to take home
Beautiful and affordable bunches of roses from the exhibition are available for purchase on Sunday after 4:00pm.
Adults $5, Concession $4, Children under 12 free
Exhibitors are already preparing their roses for maximum beauty…
We hope to see you soon at the Spring Rose Show!