"Fair flower, that dost so comely grow,
Hid in this silent, dull retreat,
Untouched thy honied blossoms blow,
Unseen thy little branches greet;
...No roving foot shall crush thee here,
...No busy hand provoke a tear."
Rose Festival is one of the prime events in Chandigarh. Chandigarh is a centre of commerce or various Botanical products and the Rose Garden is specially the most reputed for the exquisite varieties of Roses that are on exhibition. 30 acres of land is allotted for the Rose Garden and every year festivals are held at this place for the exhibition of the Roses that bloom in the garden of Chandigarh.
The idea of the Rose Festival was actually planned by M.S Randhwa thereby reflecting his interest in Horticulture and Gardening. Every year at the end of February and the beginning of March a festival is held there; it is also known as the Rose Festival and is visited by 20,000 people from across the country. Not only the Rose Festival but also the other festivals such as the Cultural Events are also held there.
So, pack up for the next gala event at Chandigarh and make sure to visit the Rose Carnival so that like Emerson you would say, "The roses under my window make no reference to former roses or better ones; they are what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence."