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English Rose Festival / Karuizawa Thaliassen

English Rose Rose Festival / Karuizawa Thaliassen English Rose Rose Festival / Karuizawa Thaliassen
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Karuizawa Tagliassen
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Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, July 7, 2019
English Rose: A Celebration of Roses

Various events will be held during this period when the English Rose Garden, with 2,000 roses of 1,800 varieties in full bloom, is at its best. With its soft sunlight, deep morning mist, and large temperature difference between day and night, Karuizawa’s roses are blessed with lovely, neat petals and strong fragrance, and this is the best time of year to view them. Please enjoy viewing the roses, participating in events, and having a good time.

Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, July 7, 2019

Living with plants that bird sing – Living with plants that bird sing –
Lotus Garden (Yamagata) will decorate the central gate with seasonal flowers. With the concept of birds, we will express plants, life, and art. Eero Aamio will create a photo spot with bird motifs in Thaliassen. The latest outdoor garden goods from Scandinavia will be sold in the Thaliassen store.
Time: Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Central gate of Karuizawa Tagliassen

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Workshop Making birdhouses with chalk paint

Making a birdhouse using chalk paint. This one uses water-based chalk and wax to make a birdhouse that can be displayed outside. It is also perfect for interior decoration. You can create an antique or colorful atmosphere.
Lecturer: Hideki Hatakeyama
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 13:00- 14:00- 15:00- (3 sessions in total, maximum 5 people per session) [Reservations required].
Location: Nakanoshima
Fee: 3,500 yen to 5,000 yen (not including admission fee)

June 15 (Sat),16 (Sun),18 (Tue),19 (Wed), 2019
Saturday 22,Sunday 23,Tuesday 25,Wednesday 26
Rose gel box & Herbarium (flower ballpoint pen) experience

Lecturer: Yasue Tsuchiya (Muse Flora leader)
Date: June 15 (Sat), 16 (Sun), 18 (Tue), 19 (Wed), 22 (Sat), 23 (Sun), 25 (Tue), 26 (Wed), 2019
10:00 – 16:00
Location: Rose Garden Shop
Fee: 2,000 yen and up (not including admission fee)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Yuka Murayama talks about “A Rose in the Garden of Life

Enjoy a delightful talk by popular Karuizawa-based author Yuka Murayama at Soribatoso. Rose Festival Premium Event.
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 13:00 – 15:00
Location: Former Asabuki Villa “Soribatoso
Fee: 3,000 yen (not including admission fee)
Capacity: 30 persons [Reservations required].
Cooperation: Karuizawa Shimbun
Yuka Murayama Profile
Born in Tokyo in 1964, he graduated from Rikkyo University.
In 1993, she won the Shosetsu Subaru New Writers Award for her debut novel “Tenshi no Tamago (Angel’s Egg)”; in 2003, she won the Naoki Prize for “Hoshitachi no Boat”; and in 2009, she won the Chuo Koron Literary Award, the Shimasei Love Literature Award, and the Shibata Renzaburo Award for “Double Fantasy. She currently lives in Karuizawa with her four cats. In her essays “Can’t Breathe Without a Cat” and “Momiji’s Words,” she vividly describes her memories of her beloved cat Momiji (who also appeared in NHK’s program “Nekomentary”), with whom she spent about 18 years, as well as her life in each of the four seasons. Her main publications include the “How to Make Delicious Coffee” series, “Tenshi” series, “Hatsukoi” and “Matsurahi,” and “Ravian Rose,” which is set in Karuizawa.

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Shogo KARIYAZAKI Shogo Yokogawa SA Highway Garden Event

Shogo KARIYAZAKI Ikebana demonstration and photo session at the limited-time SNS corner will be held in the Highway Garden on the off-ramp of Yokogawa SA on the Jyoshinetsu Expressway.
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019, in the morning
Location: Jyoshinetsu Expressway, Yokogawa SA downhill
Capacity: First 30 guests on a first-come, first-served basis through an open application process
Fee: Free (Tolls and other transportation costs to Yokogawa SA are to be borne by customers)
Organizer: NEXCO East Japan Kanto Branch Saku Administration Office
Cooperation: Karuizawa Green & Garden Club
Details: Please check the NEXCO East Japan website. (Scheduled to be posted in mid-May)

Tuesday, June 18 – Sunday, July 7, 2019
The 11th Shogo KARIYAZAKI’s World in Karuizawa

Shogo KARIYAZAKI, celebrating his milestone 60th birthday, will decorate Soribatoso in a spectacular way again this year. Please experience the Western-style house filled with seasonal flowers in full bloom.
Date: June 18 (Tuesday) – July 7 (Sunday) 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Former Asabuki Villa “Soribatoso
Fee: 500 yen for admission to Soribatoso (not including park entrance fee)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Assessing Shogo KARIYAZAKI Ikebana

We will assess the ikebana works created by the selected participants to see if they are talented or ordinary! We will introduce the key points to make your work beautiful and attractive, while making adjustments to your work.
Lecturer: Shogo KARIYAZAKI
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:00 – 12:00
Location: Restaurant Kosui
Participation: 8 people are needed to assess works and 80 people are needed to view the event. Please contact us for 8 people who would like to have their works assessed. You will have 30 minutes to complete your ikebana before the event on the day of the event, using common floral materials. The condition for participation in the assessment is that you must be willing to allow us to show your work on TV. Merchandise sales & autograph session will be held

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tea with Shogo KARIYAZAKI

An afternoon spent with selected beans from Shogo Kariyazaki’s original Keemun black tea and Thaliassen Coffee and Peters’ edible art sweets.
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 14:30 – 16:00
Location: Restaurant Sonnet, a seasonal pasta restaurant
Fee: 5,000 yen (admission to the park and museum not included)
Capacity: 30 persons [Reservations required].
Goods sales and autograph session

June 22 (Sat),23 (Sun), 2019
Photographer Nanae Sugimoto / Karuizawa English Rose Photography Session with Doggie

Enjoy the English Rose Garden at the Karuizawa Tagliassen with your dog.
We will hold a photo session. Why don’t you come and take wonderful photos surrounded by beautiful roses?
Photo by Nanae Sugimoto
Date & Time: June 22 (Sat),23 (Sun) 10:00 – 15:00 for 1 hour [Reservation required].
Location: English Rose Garden and others
Fee: 1 shot 3,000 yen (select your favorite USB data delivery) All data 10,000 yen (about 30 pieces of USB data delivery) Up to 1 dog, 2 dogs or more + 2,000 yen per dog (not including entrance fee)

Thursday, June 27, 2019
From the vegetable garden to the tablePotager a`tableLunch that pleases the body and mind
-Listen to stories about how to use and enjoy herbs to enrich your life.

You will be served a course meal of seasonal local vegetables & herbs, starting with a detox drink.
The cook is Masako Takehana, herb cuisine researcher and craft garden coordinator
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:00 – 12:30
Location: Restaurant Sonnet, a seasonal pasta restaurant
Fee: 3,000 yen
Capacity: 12 persons [Reservations required].

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Scented Interior Handcraft Experience

Participants will make bouquets with various herbs and arrange them in potpourri bottles. Herb bouquets can be used not only for decoration but also for cooking, tea, and bathing. Instructor is Masako Takehana, herb cuisine researcher and craft garden coordinator.
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 13:30 – 15:00
Location: Restaurant Sonnet, a seasonal pasta restaurant
Making herb bouquet & bottle aroma arrangement
Fee: 1,800 yen
Capacity: Limited to 5 persons [Reservations required].
Scented bouquet – making herb swags
Fee: 1,500 yen
Capacity: Limited to 8 persons [Reservations required].

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7, 2019
FLOWER ART :Sleeping Beauty ~Bed of Roses
Buried in rose petals – TANABATA in ROSE BED

Lotus Garden will exhibit a work representing a bed of plants and roses inspired by “Sleeping Beauty” on a floating island by a hidden lake. This is an installation that visitors can experience by taking pictures and touching the space covered with rose petals. Please enjoy the installation.
Date: Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Floating Island, Lake Shiozawa

July 6 (Sat),7 (Sun), 2019
Workshop: Paris’ popular Terrarume experience

The latest in interior greenery. Let’s make such a cute plant terrarium that grows plants in glass. You can enjoy the fun of making and growing at the same time.
Lecturer: Hideki Hatakeyama
Date & Time: July 6 (Sat),7 (Sun) 13:00- 14:00- 15:00- (Total 6 times, each time limited to 5 people) [Reservation required].
Location: Nakanoshima
Fee: 3,500 yen and up (not including admission fee)

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Roses and music

A romantic moment with the fragrance of roses and music, a live harp, violin, and cello trio in the English Rose Garden.
Performed by: Harp Trio
Date: July 7 (Sun) 11:00- 13:00- 14:00- (3 performances in total)
Location: English Rose Garden

6/15/2019 (Sat) – 7/7/2019 (Sun) during the Festival of Roses

■Strawberry Short Parfait
Parfait filled with sweet and sour strawberries, cream and sponge
Location: Restaurant Kosui
Fee: 700 yen (not including admission fee)
■Rose soft serve ice cream
Soft serve ice cream with a rich natural rose fragrance available for a limited time only
Location: Karuizawa Burger Company
Fee: 450 yen (not including admission fee)
■Shop Sale
SALE of up to 50% off rose items and gardening goods.
Location: Thaliassen Shop
■Brooch making
Brooch making experience at a general store in front of a bus stop newly opened this year
Location: Zakka Hut tomogara
Fee: 1,200 yen and up
Closed on certain days.


Admission fee to Karuizawa Tagliacen is required for all events (except for Yokogawa SA, Sonnet, and tomogara events).
Please note that events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Reservations and inquiries for each event

tel 0267-46-6161

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