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Antique Rose Emporium Hosts Fall Festival of Roses

August 21st, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Fall is the time for roses and once again Antique Rose Emporium is in the planning stages for hosting their annual Fall Festival of Roses.  Three days of feasting the eyes, ears and senses await those who attend the Antique Rose Emporium Fall Festival of Roses with great speakers, seminars, delicious food (usually by Chef Tai with his mobile bistro truck), growing field tours, experiencing the magnificent rose gardens and outdoors and choosing those perfect roses to take home with you to add to your own garden.  You, of course, will need a comphy bed to come home to and a delicious breakfast each morning to start your day.   What better place to call your getaway home than our Texas Bed and Breakfast!  Murski Homestead is conveniently located a short drive away from Antique Rose Emporium.  After a long day touring and walking through the beautiful gardens, come home to enjoy our outdoor spa to relax you and restore you for the next day.

Antique Rose Emporium

Antique Rose Emporium

The dates for this years 27th Annual Fall Festival of Roses are October 31 through November 2, 2014.  Confirmed speakers for the Fall Festival of Roses are:  Neil Sperry talking about his new book, Lone Star Gardening, Pam Smith about Garden Rose Trials, Randy Shoup about “Good Microbes and Good Beer” and Dr. David Bryne about Rose Rosette Disease…….growing field tours, gallery of fragrant roses and cutting exchange are also planned.  More details still in the planning stages.  As the time nears, please check back  here for further details.

For a break from all  the  seminars and action, take a tour and tasting at some of the delicious wineries located in Washington County.  Wanting to keep close to all the action, we can boast of 3 unique Texas boutique wineries  located within 15 minutes of Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast.  Windy Winery, located off of Hwy 50 between Antique Rose Emporium and our Texas Bed and Breakfast at 4232 Clover Road, Brenham Texas, Phone (979) 836 3252; Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road, Brenham TX, Phone (979)830-8463; and Saddlehorn Winery, 958 FM 1948 N, Burton, Texas 77835, Phone (979)289-3858.

Independence, a town founded in 1835, surrounded by cotton-producing plantations, one of the wealthiest communities in Texas and a Baptist stronghold, it was selected to be the site of Baylor University in 1845. Reaching its peak during the 1850s, the town was recognized as an educational, economic, and religious center.  While in Independence for the Antique Rose Emporium Rose Fest,  you will also want to  take in some of the great historical sites in the area:  Baylor on Windmill Hill, Robertson House, Village View, Adobe House, Town Square, Mrs. Sam Houston House, Blanton Block, General Store, Lueckemeyer Cotton Gin, Liberty Baptist Church, Old Baylor Park, Independence Baptist Church, Seward Plantation, Old Baylor Park, The Groves of Independence, and Sam Houston.  Today, Independence remains a diverse community, its landscape dotted with many reminders of its rich and varied history. These sites and symbols, combined with the extraordinary natural beauty of the area—rolling hills, open vistas, and ageless trees—contribute to the past and present story of Independence.

Reserve your room at our Texas Bed and Breakfast and get set to join Antique Rose Emporium for a fun filled weekend.

Antique Rose Emporiums Fall Festival of Roses

October 15th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Antique Rose Emporium Rose Fest

“Archduke Charles” in the B&B Gardens

Book your room now for the 25th Annual Fall Festival of Roses
November 1-3, 2013
Free Events

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Antique Rose Emporium & Chef Tai’s Mobile Food Truck

May 18th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

JUICY WAGYU Beef Cheeseburger

JUICY WAGYU Beef Cheeseburger

The Antique Rose Emporium is a beautiful garden nursery in Independence, just minutes away from the Bed and Breakfast.  They are the experts on antique roses as well as a variety of other roses and plants.  They host a variety of garden themed events throughout the year and are always a fun place to visit. Many clients of the Rose Emporium have been guests of ours at the B&B, as we are conveniently located just 12 minutes away.


“CALAMARI GOURMET STREET TACOS by Chef Tai's Mobile Food Truck out at Antique Rose Emporium

“CALAMARI GOURMET STREET TACOS by Chef Tai’s Mobile Food Truck out at Antique Rose Emporium

At a recent garden day, they had Chef Tai’s Mobile Food Truck

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Roses at the Ranch

February 28th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

Here at the ranch, we get all our roses from the famous Antique Rose Emporium, which is just a quick 10 minutes away.  Some of our favorites are Belinda’s Dream, Cramoisi Superior, Carefree Beauty (Katy Road Pink), Maggio, Old Blush, Cecile Brunner, Souvenir de la Malmaison, Mutabilis, Souvenir de St. Anne’s, Mrs. B.R. Cant, Penelope, Prosperity, Marie Pavie, Green Rose, Knock Out, Climbing Pinkie, New Dawn, and Archduke Charles.  If you are having a tough time deciding or need a suggestion for a certain locale, be sure to ask the staff at the Emporium…..they are the experts on roses!

Antique Rose Emporium: Annual Fall Festival of Roses

September 15th, 2011 by Pamela Murski


The Antique Rose Emporium (ARE)  hosts  its annual Fall Festival of Roses in November  with three days of free garden-related seminars presented by nationally and internationally known speakers and gardening tours.  The ranch is located just a short drive down a beautiful country road from this amazing nursery & garden center.

Antique Rose Emporium, with its 8 acres of landscaped grounds, is located at 10000 FM 50 in Independence, Texas. For more information about the annual Fall Festival of Roses, call 979-836-5548.