Russian Tea & Fragrance Festival
Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Russian River Rose Company, 1685 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg
A two day Celebration of Music, Mystique, and Fragrance - Russian Style!
Launch event for California's only estate made rose perfume
Scent Salon Demos at 10:00AM & 2:00PM
Enjoy Tea in our HUGE rose garden
Tea Leaf Readings at 10:00AM, 11:00AM & 1:00PM
Fantastic Events with 4 unique activities!
Russian Tea & Heritage
Our own Russian heritage and beloved Russian River inspired these beautiful and joyous events. Enjoy a hot cup of aromatic tea prepared in Antique Russian Samovars as you view Russian Artifacts, wander the rose garden and enjoy the crisp, beautiful colors of Autumn. Choose from a selection of traditional Russian Matruskae nesting dolls, “Sweeh-touch-nee" tea and other delicious specialty teas (These lovely tea samplings are provided by Dragonfly Tea Company). Then sit and relax as you watch the colorful Butterfly Garden, abounding with many winged visitors.
Russian Tea & Mystique
For those adventurous ones, tea leaf reading guidance at 10:00AM, 11:00AM, and 1:00PM each day will be provided by Michael "Karnak the Magnificent" and "Tanuscka" Tolmasoff. Prepare your question for a mystical answer - it's not in the stars, it's in the tea leaves darling! (its all in fun of course).
Live Folk, Slavic & Gypsy Music performances
Saturday: Violinist Joella Olson at 12:00PM & 2:00PM
Sunday: Gradina Slavic Singing Group at 11:30AM & 2:30PM
The Bulgarian Singing Group will be here to sing Slavic and Russian folk songs to the roses. Wearing lovely ethnic costumes and accompanied by traditional folk instruments, their voices will make your spirits soar.
This weekend will also mark the Debut of our 2015 estate produced rose oil perfume Rose Embrace. Each precious bottle contains the essence of over 500 antique roses! Samples will be offered by lovely, wandering maidens. Both days, rose water will be available as well as samples of rose water sorbet. On Sunday, our exquisite Perfume Atomizer Museum will also be on display.
$5 per person includes Russian Tea and the Tea Leaf Reading (Saturday) or Singing Performance (Sunday). Tea Service from 10:00AM-5:00PM, no reservations required.
Our nursery is open and brimming with hundreds of beautiful roses, irises & perennials, ready for Fall planting. Featuring roses that produce hips & Fall color!
Rain or Shine, our big 1910 Redwood Barn will protect us!