[Spring] Showa Kinen Park – Christmas Rose Week in March

[Spring] Showa Kinen Park – Christmas Rose Week in March

Many events are being cancelled due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan including Showa Kinen Park. Nevertheless, this event has not been cancelled yet. In the case of cancellation, Showa Kinen Park will announce on their website by Thursday, March 19.

However, due to the suspension of using indoor facilities to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), locations for the exhibitions scheduled for March 20 (Fri), 21 (Sat) and 22 (Sun) will be changed to temporary tents installed in front of the exhibition building.

I can smell the spring coming and it’s time to share spring events of Showa Kinen Park. It starts with “Christmas Rose Week” which is help for a little over a week between March 20th 2020 and March 29th 2020.

Christmas Rose is also known as Helleborus niger. As you can see in the pamphlet of Christmas Rose Week, Christmas Rose is not rose!! They are plant in the buttercup family.

Official pamphlet of Christmas Rose Week

Click here if you want to find out more about the interesting story about Christmas Rose.

Total of 14 events are happening during Christmas Rose Week at Showa Kinen Park. Check out the details below and see which one seems the most interesting to you. I know I will be going to a few of them. 🙂


Event #1 Christmas Rose Exhibition

They will exhibit rare Christmas rose varieties. Photos of various varieties created by breeders and blooming in the place of origin will be available. You can also enjoy art works related to Christmas rose.

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date:
March 20th, 2020 Friday (Holiday) – March 29th, 2020 Sunday

Time:
9:30AM – 4:30PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall Diorama Room (花木園 , 花木園展示棟ジオラマ室)

Fee:
Free viewing


Event #2 Selling Christmas Rose

They sell Christmas rose flower seedlings, potted plants, and art works by Christmas rose producers.

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date:
・March 20th, 2020 Friday (Holiday) – March 22nd, 2020 Sunday
・March 28th, 2020 Saturday
・March 29th, 2020 Sunday

Time:
9:30AM – 4:30PM

Where:
Nagameno Terrace (眺めのテラス)


Event #3 Christmas Rose Planting

You will be able to make art planting using Christmas rose.

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
・March 20th, 2020 Friday (Holiday) 11:00AM – 12:00PM
・March 29th, 2020 Sunday 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
10 people per session

Fee:
3,000 yen


Event #4 Useful Tips! How to Grow Christmas rose (Lecture)

You can learn useful tips on how to grow and enjoy Christmas roses. Even if you are completely new to Christmas rose, don’t worry. This training session is also for beginners. You can get a free gift of Christmas rose seedling!

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
March 20th, 2020 Friday (Holiday) 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Show up on that day

Capacity:
15 people

Fee:
200 yen


Event #5 Cultivation Class ~ How to grow garden hybrid and color leaf plants! ~

They introduce color leaf Christmas rose and demonstrate how to replant garden hybrid and the color leaf. They will also explain how to manage after flowering in an easy-to-understand manner. You can get a free gift of Christmas rose seedling!

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
March 20th, 2020 Friday (Holiday) 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
30 people

Fee:
500 yen


Event #6 Let’s grow Niger in an original unglazed pot!

Paint an unglazed pot with acrylic paint or sponge to make an original pot. Then plant Christmas rose (niger) in the pot.

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
March 21st, 2020 Saturday 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
10 people
※ 5 years or older (children must be accompanied by guardian)

Fee:
3,000 yen


Event #7 Blooming Herbarium

You can make Herbarium using Christmas rose. They also explain about Christmas rose and how to raise it.

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
March 21st, 2020 Saturday 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
15 people

Fee:
3,000 yen


Event #8 The Charm of Christmas Rose (guided tour & planting experience)

A guided tour of the Christmas Rose alley. You can also experience the Christmas rose planting in the park!

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
March 22nd, 2020 Sunday 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Where:
Christmas Rose alley (meeting place: Nagameno Terrace (眺めのテラス))

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
20 people

Fee:
Free


Event #9 Herbarium using Christmas rose

You can make herbarium using preserved flowers of Christmas rose, etc.

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
March 22nd, 2020 Sunday 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
10 people

Fee:
2,000 yen


Event #10 Christmas Rose Replanting Class

You can learn how to replant when you purchase Christmas rose seedling. You can also bring the potted Christmas rose home!

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
March 22nd, 2020 Sunday 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
10 people

Fee:
2,000 yen


Event #11 Make Christmas Rose Swag with Japanese Paper

Make a Christmas rose with Japanese paper and finish it as a wall decoration.

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
・March 26th, 2020 Thursday 11:00AM – 12:30PM
・March 26th, 2020 Thursday 1:30PM – 3:00PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
6 people per session

Fee:
2,800 yen


Event #12 Rediscover the Charm of Christmas Rose (Lecture)

Christmas rose producer will teach you about Christmas rose and demonstrate how to plant them. Free gift of Anemone pavonina!

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
・March 28th, 2020 Saturday 11:00AM – 12:00PM
・March 29th, 2020 Sunday 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Call to register in advance (042-528-1867)
※ Available on the day, if not full.

Capacity:
30 people per session

Fee:
500 yen


Event #13 Make a Christmas Rose Flower Brooch with Japanese Paper

Make a Christmas rose flower using Japanese paper then put art flowers and Swarovski on it to make a glittering brooch. It comes with a sachet to bring home!

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
March 28th, 2020 Saturday 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Where:
Flowers and Trees Garden Exhibition Hall (花木園展示棟)
※ See Event #3 for the map

How to sign up:
Reception at any time on the day (last reception 3:00PM)

Fee:
1,200 yen


Event #14 Christmas Rose Guided Tour

A guided tour that walks the path of Christmas Rose in Showa Kinen Park with commentary by Naoki Yokoyama. Free gift of original Cyclamen!

(Source: Showa Kinen Park official website)

Date and Time:
・March 28th, 2020 Saturday 2:00PM – 3:00PM
・March 29th, 2020 Sunday 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Where:
Christmas Rose alley (meeting place: Nagameno Terrace (眺めのテラス))

How to sign up:
Reception on the day

Fee:
500 yen


Lots of events going on that week! I hope you find events that you are interested. I didn’t know about Christmas rose until I learnt about this event. I will definitely go check out them myself.

Enjoy! 🙂

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