First Bloom & Glow

First Bloom and Glow is an annual event to celebrate the first blooms of the roses. It has also become a fundraiser for the maintenance of the Rose Garden.The event takes place in the Rose Garden from 6:30PM until 8:30PM. There are usually 5 to6 local vendors in the garden with various food items. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from a committee member, board member,Wayne County Foundation office or at the Welcome Center.  Then the Hot air Balloons begin to set up in the area next to the garden. The Glow of the balloons happens shortly after 9PM around dusk.     



Next year’s event will be on June 5,2019.


To Donate please follow the link, and indicate your gift is for the Richmond Rose Garden’s First Bloom and Glow!


Thank you to everyone  who attended and supported our 6th event on June 6,2018

Thank you to the 2018 First Bloom and Glow committee:
Ann Herrman(Chair), Sandi Hodgin,
Sandy Witherby, Beth Van Der Burgt,
Millie Emery Martin,
Anne Parliament, Cheryl Kleer, and Pat Jarvis





Video from the First Bloom and Glow June 7,2017. Thank you WCTV!


Click this link to learn how to become a Balloon sponsor.


Check out the Bloom and Glow mural at the Richmond Mall