June 7, 2023
The First Bloom & Glow is an annual event to celebrate the first blooms of the roses. It is also a fundraiser for the maintenance of the Richmond Rose Garden. The event takes place in the Rose Garden from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. There are usually 5 to 6 local vendors in the garden with various food items. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from a committee 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 happen shortly after 9pm around dusk. The balloon glow is free to the community!
Experience the Beauty
Our flourishing thirty-year-old garden highlights over 100 varieties of All American Rose Selections® amidst blooming annuals, perennials, and ornamental trees that add an interesting texture to the garden.
To honor Richmond’s rose legacy with a beautiful environment for all to enjoy.
- Provide rose education for all generations
- Foster a love of rose gardening
- Encourage community use of space
- Celebrate inclusiveness and diversity through accessibility
- Honor the commitment of our volunteers