Wisbech Rose Fair 2017
Welcome to the Capital of the Fens and to one of the finest flower festivals in England, but Rose Fair is so much more than just a flower festival. Set in the unique Fenland landscape, the market town of Wisbech with its elegant Georgian architecture won 'Anglia in Bloom' Gold Awards each year between 2008 - 2014 and again in 2016 and was judged best large town / small city in the Anglia region each year in 2011 to 2014.
During Rose Fair the whole town takes on a festive atmosphere, celebrating its horticultural heritage. The jewel in the crown is our magnificent church of St Peter & St Paul - which celebrated it's 900th anniversary in 2011. The Flower Festival Theme for 2016 is 'The World of Fantasy'. It brings together traditional flowers and exotic blooms for a breathtaking display. There are also floral displays in three other town centre churches, each with its own particular theme and character. So there are four flower festivals to visit in one go!
Rose Fair began in 1963 when local rose growers sold rose buds in the church gardens to raise funds for the restoration of the church, which dates back to Norman times. Rose growing is still a specialty of this area and the flower festival continues to raise money to maintain the fabric of the church.
Wednesday June 28th - Saturday July 1st