16 Nov 2018

Take the time to smell the roses

Among the Roses is a 50-year tradition that dates back to the first Rose Sunday held to mark the opening of the Samuels Rose Garden at Broadgreen House in 1968.

It’s an afternoon of entertainment, delicious food and refreshments brought to you by Broadgreen House, Melrose Café, Brightwater Wines and more. People can relax in the sun or enjoy the Spring Flower Show, music, markets and a vintage car display of over 50 veteran vehicles - cars that are over 100 years old - from all over New Zealand, at a stunning location. 

The Spring Flower Show is brought to the community by the gardening gurus of the Nelson Horticultural Society who have joined forces with rose experts at the Nelson Rose Society. Music on the day will include the Nelson Pipe Band and the Nelson Youth Jazz Collective.

Broadgreen House is home to the Samuels Rose Garden, named after the late Mr S J Samuels, a dedicated rose nurseryman.  It’s the biggest rose garden in Nelson, with around 3,000 plants, and more than 500 named varieties. 

Gaile Noonan, Chair of the Community Services Committee says, this year’s event recognises the contribution of Mr J Samuels and his family, and an information panel celebrating the garden will be unveiled by Mayor Rachel Reese.

“It’s a lovely afternoon out, as well as taking a wander through the amazing garden, you can visit the elaborately furnished colonial cob cottage displaying ornaments and art from Nelson’s past. It’s well worth a visit”, says Gaile.
Broadgreen Society volunteers will also be on hand to talk about the house and its original families. The Broadgreen Box Room costume dress-ups and activities from yesteryear may also entertain you and the kids for hours.
Don’t miss this fabulous afternoon Among the Roses on Sunday, 18 November 2018 from 1 to 5pm at Broadgreen Historic House and Samuels Rose Garden.

The Nelson City Council would like to thank the Broadgreen Society, the organisers and all volunteers for their support to bring you this event.