The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is preparing the 9th edition of the ‘Fête des Roses & des Plantes’. On 5 and 6 May 2018, around thirty exhibitors—rose growers, nursery gardeners, and plant professionals—, will organise a rendezvous in the Villa’s luxurious gardens, where they will display their finest plants and flowers to garden lovers. Visitors will be able to speak to the exhibiting plant producers and connoisseurs, take part in gardening and flower arranging workshops (which cater for all ages), watch fashion shows of floral dresses, listen to concerts performed in the gardens, go on guided tours of the Villa’s nine thematic gardens, and take advice from the head gardener.
Alongside the rose growers and their colourful stands, other gardening professionals will set up their stalls in the French garden, where they will display rare plants, exotic and Mediterranean flowers, and other plants such as irises and citruses. Special objects and furniture for the garden, gardening tools and accessories, and artistic crafts and traditional skills will also be displayed at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.
During this new edition, visitors will be invited to discover the new rose, called ‘Sylvia’. As the ‘Queen’ of this event, the rose will be named in the presence of its ‘godmother’, Sylvia Pastor, and François Felix, its creator, on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The illustrator, Adolie Day, will share her creations in real time on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild throughout the event.
Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May : from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Full rate: €15
Reduced rate: €12 (students, Education Pass holders and unemployed)
Free for journalists and disability card holders.
Offers for families: free entry for the second child aged 7 to 17 when two adults and one child entries have been bought.
The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild overlooks the Bay of Villefranche and the Bay of Beaulieu. It is located 10 kilometres from Nice and Monaco.
By road: access by the lower cliff road (RD6098). A free car-park is available on the site. GPS coordinates: latitude 43°6945937 - longitude 7°3292327.
By bus: line 81, "Plage de Passable" stop.
By train: Beaulieu-sur-Mer station.
By plane: Nice Airport.