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Fête des Roses at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Within one of the most splendid gardens on the French Riviera, rediscover the beauty of one of nature’s most emblematic flowers: the rose.

Between 5th and 6th May, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild will invite around thirty exhibitors — rose growers, nursery gardeners, and plant professionals — to the Fête des Roses & des Plantes rendezvous in the properties luxurious gardens.

Visitors will be able to speak to the exhibiting plant producers and connoisseurs, take part in gardening and flower arranging workshops (which cater for all ages), watch fashion shows of floral dresses, listen to concerts performed in the gardens, go on guided tours of the Villa’s nine thematic gardens, and take advice from the head gardener.

Alongside the rose growers and their colourful stands, other gardening professionals will set up their stalls in the French garden, where they will display rare plants, exotic and Mediterranean flowers, and other plants such as irises and citruses. Special objects and furniture for the garden, gardening tools and accessories, and artistic crafts and traditional skills will also be displayed at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.

During this new edition, visitors will be invited to discover the new rose, called Sylvia. As the Queen of this event, the rose will be named in the presence of its ‘godmother’, Sylvia Pastor, and François Felix, its creator, on the Saturday at 11am.

Open 10am to 7pm

Entrance: €15 for adults

www.villa-ephrussi.com