Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
We are eagerly anticipating celebrating our 21st Annual Rose Festival under the big tent centered in the charming Schoolhouse Rose Garden. This annual festival is beloved by the gardening community, and we always enjoy rose-related conversations throughout the day. This year, we will have wonderful discussions to attend and hope to see you in the gardens.
“A Rosy Day Out” includes a community rose display and competition in the Schoolhouse, an ice cream social in the afternoon, and opportunities to sit together with like-minded gardeners in the Schoolhouse Rose Garden while listening to keynote speakers. This year, we will celebrate garden roses, showcase a community rose display and friendly rose competition and of course, offer tips, tricks, and experienced knowledge on rose care. At 3 p.m., our favorite “Rose Buds” Ciscoe and John, will enthusiastically share their favorite rose companions…and give away plants too!
Enter Your Garden Roses in Our Community Rose Display & Competition
It is a joy to grow roses. It is even more fulfilling to share lovely garden roses with friends and neighbors. If you have a rose growing in your garden that is especially fragrant or beautiful to admire, we encourage you to enter Christianson’s Community Rose Display. Every June during our Rose Festival, we extend invitations to all rose gardeners to submit their roses to be voted on in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Fragrant Rose, and Best Floral Display incorporating perennials with roses. Ciscoe and John will announce the winners and award them each a $50 gift certificate after their 3:00 p.m. presentation under the tent. Entries must be submitted between 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Festival. A large part of our Rose Festival’s success is our volunteers who represent Skagit’s Tri-Valley Rose Society. For years, they have contributed to and managed the Community Rose Display in the Schoolhouse. A special thanks to all the volunteers for their outstanding efforts and continued enthusiasm for garden roses.
A Schedule of Rosy Events
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Self-guided tour of our Schoolhouse Rose Garden
9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Community Rose Display entry submissions
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Walking tour with Marianne Binetti discussing happy plant marriages in the Schoolhouse Rose Garden
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Rose Workshop with Triple Wren Farms owner and flower grower, Sarah Pabody
2 p.m. Ice Cream Social
3 p.m.-4 p.m. “Roses Through the Years” with Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson