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 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.


 Please join us next year on June 9, 2021.

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

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








Thank you to the 2019 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!