The Rose Show will feature more than 10,000 fragrant roses. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Rose Garden Center.
“It’s going to be very simplistic this year and really just focusing on the roses, focusing on the theme, ‘Tapestry of Blessings,’” said Kelli Armstrong, Rose Show chairwoman.
Also included in the show are 15 of the festival’s duchesses and ladies in waiting.
Amidst the Rose Show and other events, the intricate works of area garden clubs will be on display at the Rose Garden Center.
The Tyler Area Council of Garden Clubs has been involved with the Rose Festival since its inception.
This year, the council will display eight tables, designed by members from area garden clubs that tell a story of the various blessings of Tyler. Tablescapes include: AAUW Garden Club, illustrating the rose industry; Azalea Garden Club, Caldwell Zoo and the Azalea Trail; Civic Garden Club of Kilgore, black gold; Gertrude Windsor Garden Club, the lakes; Green Acres Garden Club, the Cotton Belt Railroad; Jacksonville Garden Club, the tomato industry and Tyler Area Council of Garden Clubs will illustrate the blessing of historic homes. Displays will be on exhibit in the foyer across from the Rose Room in The Rose Garden Center from Thursday through Saturday.
PALETTE OF ROSES
The works of East Texas artists will be featured at the Palette of Roses Art Show, to be held in the Mayfair Building on the East Texas State Fairgrounds. The Art Show will be open to the public during exhibition hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
EAST TEXAS FIDDLERS
The Rose City Fiddlers, conducted by Pam Eikner and consulted by Jonna Fitzgerald, will perform at both the matinee and evening performance of the 2010 Texas Rose Festival Coronation.
For tickets or more information on Texas Rose Festival events, visit the website at www.texasrosefestival.com or contact the Cowan Center Box Office, 3900 University Blvd., by calling 903-566-7424.
The Rose City Fiddlers will entertain those who attend the TRF Coronation performances. They are comprised of the Texas Swing Fiddlers from Robert E. Lee High School, students from St. Gregory, college students and adults — and all are accomplished musicians.