Rose Festival

29th Rose Festival June 8th, 2019

Horticulture and Heritage of the Maplewood Neighborhood

“In the center of the city of Rochester, above the bank of the river which as shaped the region’s history, lies a jewel of a garden. The roses there are an oasis of beauty and the result of decades of planning and care.”

From Duane Reid’s history of the Maplewood Rose Garden

Held each year in June, the peak of the rose blooming season, this rose-colored celebration focuses on the beauty of over 300 rose varieties located at the historic Maplewood Rose Garden.

In addition to the beauty of over 5,000 roses, the event will include horticultural workshops and demonstrations by Rochester’s top gardeners and landscape professionals and hands-on gardening/landscaping activities for adults and kids. The Maplewood Rose Festival is sponsored by the Maplewood Neighborhood Association and the City of Rochester.

The Rose Festival is Only accepting Grower/Vendor Applications

Since 2016 there has been a shift in the focus of the event.  Please Call 585-233-3535 or send any questions via email to

Rose Festival Volunteer Opportunities

The Maplewood Rose Festival is in it’s 29th year and still going strong. There are many opportunities to volunteer and have a great time all while enjoying the Maplewood Rose Garden. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least a two hour block of time, rain or shine. The festival has only been canceled once due to rain.

Please contact us at to help us showcase our beautiful neighborhood.

2019 Rose Fest Schedule

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