Royal Rose Exhibition
May 11-13th, 2019
the Kubicki Arcades in the Royal Castle in Warsaw
After 20 years Warsaw will again have its rose exhibition – a unique event showing prestige, beauty and versatility of cut roses. In majestic Kubicki Arcades of the Royal Castle in Warsaw visitors will be able to see over 130 varieties of those proud flowers. Royal Rose Exhibition will be open from May 11th to 13th, 2019.
Roses will come not only from Europe but also from the exotic parts of the world like Ethiopia or Kenia. Visitors will be able to admire them in a variety of shapes, bud and flower sizes, colors and smell their exquisite scent.
The public who attend the Royal Rose Exhibition shall be delighted and inspired by the beauty and diversity of flowers and arrangements and therefore motivated to look for and demand more sophisticated and modern arrangements with roses in their surroundings. The entourage of the Royal Castle and its Arcades will give even more splendor and uniqueness to the flowers. The exhibition is dedicated to all flower lovers, but also for flower producers, florists, event managers, stylists and wedding planners.
Avalanche+® roses will be the Queen of the first edition of the Royal Rose Exhibition. That variety is famous for its luxurious personality, large bud and perfect quality. It brings glamour to each and every bouquet or flower arrangement, every event and occasion. Its large flower and fabulous presence offers top quality and is perfect for major occasions and luxury events such as royal weddings.
The exhibition will show also other kinds and varieties of roses artistically arranged by top florists and giving visitors unforgettable impressions and memories. It will be a perfect platform of promotion for Polish and foreign producers.
The originator and main organizer of Royal Rose Exhibition is Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland supported by the Royal Castle in Warsaw. International Florist Organization FLORINT, Flower Expo Poland trade fair, Polish Rose Breeders Association and Polish Rose Society have taken the honorary patronage over the exhibition.
SIGMA International (Poland), a strategic partner, is responsible for the event communication.
Exhibiting the royal flowers will lend its class to the official Opening of the Royal Gardens, which will be open to public after many years of reconstruction and revitalization.
Gallery – what to expect?
Pic. Jakub Bodys, Dümmen Orange, Dawid Krążyński, Olga Borowska, Monika Bębenek.
Di Lusso Shoes
Gospodarstwo Ogrodnicze Jan Wójcik
Exhibition Place – Kubicki Arcades
The Kubicki Arcades were built in the 1820s. Designed by Jakub Kubicki – an outstanding architect of the Classicist era – they joined the Castle gardens located along the old river bed of the Vistula with the gardens situated on the escarpment, while keeping intact the communication route between the New Town and Mariensztat.
Following the failure of the November Uprising, the building was used by the Tsarist army; and when Poland regained its independence – up until the 1980s (with a hiatus during the war) – the Polish army made use of them. Paradoxically, the Kubicki Arcades survived World War II but deteriorated because no running repairs were carried out.
In 1986 the Kubicki Arcades were entrusted to the Castle and towards the close of 1993 / beginning of 1994, structural engineers were engaged to assess the building’s current condition from a technical point of view. Construction work was begun in 1995, including work to reinforce the escarpment. It should be remembered that the physical condition of the Arcades was so bad that their further degradation could have led to damage and a structural catastrophe, the full extent of which would have been difficult to foresee.
A resolution passed by the Council of Ministers on 14 November 2000 made it possible to continue the renovation work. A 3-year plan was formulated to “Rebuild and renovate the buildings belonging to the Royal Castle which were most at risk”.
Kubicki’s original design has been enhanced by a modern solution which consists of constructing a tunnel with escalators to connect the Arcades to the Cellars of the Castle.
The renovated Kubicki Arcades will serve as the new main entrance to the Castle. The escalators will open out onto a large hall from which the public will be directed to the museum exhibits. This layout means that the Arcades will take the form of a closed building servicing visitors to the Castle (i.e. the ticket office, shops, eating places and an auditorium will be located here); it will also contain backrooms for technical equipment and storage space for the Castle.
This beautiful, monumental building located in the Castle’s gardens which are gradually being restored – will certainly attract tourists, and its new role makes reference to the Arcades’ original use (since Kubicki intended the street to be used for trading purposes). There will also be the added attraction of entering the Royal Castle by escalator.