Rose Fest Weekend at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 10/2-10/3

This Weekend between Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, 2010; Noon – 3:00 p.m. each day is Rose Fest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Photo courtesy Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

There will be over 1800 roses in full aromatic bloom and events each day including a wine-tasting, dancing, a live opera and of course dinning.

Tango in the Rose Garden, Photo courtesy Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

There will even be 20 floral displays titled Roses are Red from Ikebana of Richmond.

Rose Garden, Photo courtesy Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Saturday, Noon3 p.m. Learn to Tango! Watch expert dancers from the Dance Space and try some new moves yourself! Wine-tasting and dining by Meriwether Godsey in the Rose Garden, too.

Sunday, Noon3 p.m. Opera & Roses: The Virginia Opera performs selections. Wine-tasting and dining by MeriwetherGodsey in the Rose Garden, too.

DINING IN THE ROSE GARDEN, TEA HOUSE & CAFE

In the Rose Garden, Noon3 p.m.: on this special weekend only, you can “wine and dine” on the Terrace Lawn adjacent to the Rose Garden. (Cash & credit card accepted.) Here you can enjoy:

  • Wine-tasting featuring French wines: Rose’, Chenin Blanc & Cabernet
  • Tasty sandwiches, salads and more: chicken salad croissants, veggie wraps, cheese & fruit plates, vintner salad, hummus plates & hot dogs
  • Beverages including wine splits, beer, soft drinks & bottle water, plus season favorite apple cider
  • An assortment of yummy desserts

Tea House overlooking the gardens; 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. See menu & pricing; special wines featured; Sunday will include additional brunch items.

Garden Cafe in the Visitors Center; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. See menu & pricing.

Link: http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=349

Rose Garden, Photo courtesy Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

So if you are in the Mid-Atlantic region and looking for a great day trip.  Lewis Ginter’s Rose Fest is the place to be : )

‘Til Tomorrow…

Britt : )


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