A three day introductory workshop focused on the fundamentals of growing garden roses.

 We invite you to stroll the grounds of the iconic Rose Story Farm as you experience a farm workshop like no other. Co-hosted by Danielle Hahn of Rose Story Farm and Felicia Alvarez of Menagerie Farm & Flower the three day event will take participants through the journey in the foundations of farming through the concepts of rose garden design and companion planting to designing with garden roses & local flowers. Joining us March 31-April 2, 2019 for our inaugural event we’ve assembled a powerhouse team including rose specialist & floral artist Fallon Shea, floral designer Rachael Ann Lunghi from Siren Floral Co. and fine art photographer Jona Christina from Jona Christina Fine Art Photography.

Ticket applications for this workshop are now CLOSED. To learn when tickets go on sale for future workshops and events, please join our mailing list.

 
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DAY 1

Enjoy an evening welcome reception at Rose Story Farm nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara’s American Riviera. Meet, greet and relax among the roses with Dani, Felicia, Fallon, Rachael and fellow workshop attendees while our workshop photographer Jona captures the magic of all of the moments.

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DAY 2

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking rose fields of Rose Story Farm as you learn the basic fundamentals of farming, garden rose growing and choosing varieties for colors that shine. As you tour among the 25,000 roses you many even hear the history of the iconic Julia Child rose and see what was her favorite bench to sit for a spell.

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DAY 3

One cannot live on roses alone. Focus & forage with rose companion plants and learn how to design your garden or farm with their symbiosis in mind. Walk the farm and select your favorites to design a garden grown masterpiece. Cap off the workshop experience with a period of reflection and planning.

Come Join Us

To kick-off the inaugural workshop in our series of events at The Gathering Rose, Dani and Felicia knew there was no better way to launch their endeavor than to pay it forward. They have received invaluable guidance and mentorship throughout their farming careers and they wanted to give back to the global farm and flower community through educational instruction.

ALL tickets to this workshop will be awarded complimentary with a scholarship application process. We are offering 7 Platinum Scholarships with full room & board on the farm and 8 Gold Scholarships with meals only (participants responsible for finding their own lodging). Applicants can be flower farmers, floral designers, farmer florists, gardeners, photographers, writers, artists or dreamers with no prior experience farming. No tickets will be available for purchase. This workshop will have tickets awarded through application process only. Please read the full scholarship rules and application process below. We hope you can join us and the awesome team we have assembled for this inaugural workshop. We want to make your rose dreams come true!

How To Apply

Our ticket application process is now CLOSED. To view the winners click here.

1. Follow: @thegatheringrose @rosestoryfarm & @menagerieflower on Instagram ‍

2. Complete: Fill out our online scholarship application form and essay located on the "Apply" tab in the upper right corner.

3. Submit: All submissions must be received by Friday, March 1, 2019 at 9pm PST. Late entries will not be accepted.

4. Announce: Scholarship winners will be notified by email on or before Monday, March 4, 2019 and winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 via Instagram and this website. Please click here to view our ticket winners.

Scholarship Rules

All steps 1 through 3 of the application process must be completed for your application to be processed. Your Instagram account must be marked as public at the time of the processing period March 1-4, 2019 and you must be following all three accounts. All personal information - address, email & phone number will remain confidential and only used to communicate with ticket winners. Business information, website, Instagram, and portions of your essay submission may be used to announce the winners. The tickets awarded have no monetary value and are not transferable. Tickets are awarded for the specific dates, March 31-April 2, 2019, if you are awarded a scholarship and are not able to attend we kindly request you notify us as soon as possible so we can chose another winner. Included with your ticket is a light welcome reception on March 31st, breakfast and lunch on April 1st and 2nd. Attendees are responsible for their own dinners. Transportation to and from Rose Story Farm is also not included. Winners must make their own travel arrangements. Participation the evening of March 31st at the Welcome Reception is optional as the education portion of the workshop does not begin until April 1st. View our full schedule of events here. Winners of the Platinum Scholarship will have lodging in one of the Rose Story Farm cottages for two nights only, March 31st and April 1st. Applicants must be over the age of 21 at the time of the event. For answers to questions not covered in our official rules please visit our FAQ.