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Pacific Rose Bowl Festival

The annual Pacific Rose Bowl Festival will take place in the Rogers Rose Garden from 14-17 November 2013. The four-day Festival is centered around the New Zealand Rose of the Year Trial.

The New Zealand Rose of the Year is one of only two Rose Trials in the Southern Hemisphere that are judged by public votes. All children’s votes go toward the Children’s Choice Award. The roses in the trial are clearly marked and all you have to do is select your favourite five roses.

The Hamilton Rose Trial Grounds are linked to Australian, Japanese and Californian trial grounds through a friendship agreement initiated by Dr Sam McGredy.

The 2013 programme includes:

  • Waikato/BOP Interschool Rose Exhibition
  • Dalton’s National Spring Rose Show in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
  • Temporary café in the Rose Garden for your enjoyment
  • Daily musical performances by local musicians

 

Notable events:

Thursday 14th November 2013

10am – 6pm     Daily exhibition and public judging of the NZ Rose of the Year Trials

9am – 2pm      Schools judging

 

Friday 15th November 2013

10am – 6pm     Daily exhibition and public judging of the NZ Rose of the Year Trials

12pm – 6pm     Interschool Rose Exhibition

 

Saturday 16th November 2013

10am – 6pm     Daily exhibition and public judging of the NZ Rose of the Year Trials

10am – 6pm     Interschool Rose Exhibition

10am – 6pm     Espresso Effect Rose Café open in the Rogers Rose Garden

 

Sunday 17th November 2013

10am – 1pm     Daily exhibition and public judging of the NZ Rose of the Year Trials

10am – 4pm     Interschool Rose Exhibition

10am – 4pm     Espresso Effect Rose Café open in the Rogers Rose Garden

2pm                 New Zealand Rose of the Year Award Ceremony

 

The Pacific Rose Bowl Festival is organised by the Pacific Rose Festival Trust.