Not even COVID-19 will stop the annual celebration of the stunning blooms of Morwell’s Centenary Rose Garden. Despite a change to the usual festival format, rose enthusiasts are still in for a treat.
The 2020 International Rose Garden Festival Morwell has been re-imagined into a hybrid style event. Featuring a creative program, allowing visitors to navigate a 360-degree virtual map of the Rose Garden and click on events and activities of interest. Workshops, music, children’s entertainment, stalls and garden talks will be run online as free, interactive events.
Festival favourites Costa and dirtgirl are back and people are invited to engage, comment and ask questions. Viewers will be able to take part in polls, workshops and masterclasses and even buy goods from stallholders.
The festival falls during pollination week and all things bees and honey will be featured in talks, workshops and activities. Gippsland food and wine producers, local musicians and artists will be showcased and Australian Rosarians and overseas Rose Festival Directors will round out the program.
The AGL Mid-summer Night Lights Installation in the Rose Garden returns by popular demand on the Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Auslan Interpreters and captions will be available on all talks and Q & A sessions.
The festival will be viewable for free on a smartphone, tablet or computer via the festival website. Registration is required.
Map pins are available via the tab key in a list after the map.
You can pan the map with the keyboard arrows.