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Rose Weekend

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy invites you to Rose Weekend 2019, June 15-16! Featuring thousands of rose bushes and arches in bloom, Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford Show and Sale, Sat. poetry readings and “Painters in the Park”, and Sun. Rose Garden tours, community, cultural and arts organizations under the tent, and scavenger hunt for the whole family. 

    SATURDAY JUNE 15

    • Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford 38th Annual Show, Demo & Sale - Big Greenhouse (10 am to 4 pm). Member trees on display, bonsai technique demonstrations, bonsai trees and supplies for sale.
    • Painters in the Park (10 am to 4 pm)

    POETRY IN THE PARK -  Rose Garden Lawn, Under the Tent                          

    • Frederick-Douglass Knowles, Hartford Poet Laureate  (11:30 to 11:45 am)
    • John Stanizzi (11:45 am to 12 noon)
    • CT Coalition of Poets Laureate Ginny Connors (12 to 1 pm)
    • Two CT Poets sponsored by the Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens (1 to 2:30 pm)
    • West Hartford Poet Laureate Julie Choffel (2:30 to 3 pm)
    • Rose Garden Tour by Stephen Scanniello  (1:30 pm)

    SUNDAY JUNE 16

    COMMUNITY DAY - Rose Garden Lawn

    • Community, Cultural & Art Groups - Under the Tent (10 am to 4 pm)
    • Scavenger Hunt for Kids (10 am to 4 pm)
    • Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford 38th Annual Show, Demo & Sale - Big Greenhouse (10 am to 4 pm). Member trees on display, bonsai technique demonstrations, bonsai trees and supplies for sale.
    • CT Iris Society Iris Rhizomes Sale (10 am to 4 pm). Free iris for each child accompanied by adult.
    • Rose Garden Tours by Rosarian Stephen Scanniello (10:30 am, 1:30 pm)
    • Pond House Food Court (11 am to 4 pm)
    • Falun Dafa Qigong Exercises Workshop (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
    • USJ, School of Pharmacy Medicine Garden Tour  (12:30 pm)
    • CT Rose Society, 38th Annual Rose Show - Pond House  (1:30 to 4 pm)

    ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC