Bloom & Glow

Please join us at the next event scheduled on

June 8, 2022

First Bloom & 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 to 6 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.

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

Thank you to the 2021 First Bloom and Glow Sponsors:
Despite having to cancel our event this year due to COVID concerns, there were several local businesses and individuals that stepped up to support the Richmond Rose Garden!  We can’t thank them enough for their support.

$1000– Lingle Family Charitable Givng – Paul & Pat Lingle

$500– Health Care Professional Federal Credit Union, Reid Health, Wayne County Foundation, Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau

$300– Kyle Tom Real Estate Services, Stanley W. Hayes Research Foundation, John & Monica Koechlein, Dr. David & Cheri Jetmore, Primex Plastics Corporation, Brent A Swinney, D.D.S, Doxpox, LLC, Natco Credit Union, Ann & Thom Herrman, Wetzel Family Auto Cruise, Sullivan Family Enterprises, LLC, VanVleet Insurance, Wayne Bank, Dr. & Mrs James Parliament, Mayer Management, Inc.

Other Donations:  James A & Mary Ann Brooks, Duane & Sandra Hodgin, Drs. Logan & Bailey Optometrists, Jean A Sickeman, Charles & Marilyn Ramey, Bill & Marilyn Martus, Joyce Roberts, Tom & Joy Holthouse, Rosar Donor Advised Fund


Balloons in Flight

Support Bloom & Glow

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