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.
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.