The Language of Colour

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Oct 2019

Ludwig's 48th Spring Rose Festival

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the exhibition

In the beginning, there was Light ( and then roses, and then paint...) We shine the light on COLOUR
by nature & man. We celebrate the spectrum of the human visual experience during a sensuous weekend at the
We are delighted to turn Ludwig’s Rose Farm, north of Pretoria, into a labyrinth of colour & curiosities. Over the weekend, Friday 4 - Sunday 6 October 2019, we exhibit 200 different color zones, MIDAS paints perfectly matched or mixed with roses - in a super modern, bold, display - showcasing the in-depth human relationship to colour.

what to expect

Friday opens the THE LANGUAGE OF COLOUR EXHIBITION to the public. We explore all aspects of colour • in floral installations, the different rose bloom shapes, the different parts of the rose
• bold colour rooms • colour pallets by Paintsmiths Paints • colour phychology & therapy • colour in interior & landscape
• how we perceive colour

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rose unveiling

meet our latest creations......

We are particularly proud to bring you the new
'Thuli Madonsela' rose,
named in honor of South Africa's favourite Public Protector

background & history

Ludwig’s Roses is the largest rose farm in Southern Africa, growing strong since 1971.
A million rose bushes in full bloom appear like an ocean of colour with an overwhelming fragrance, especially in October. This is the 48th Spring Rose Festival to be held at Ludwig’s Rose Farm. The Rose Shed, our farm venue, has showcased the festival of many different themes. Themes have been: Yellow Submarine, Around the world in roses, with performances by Bles Bridges & Petricia Lewis.
2018 (literal) ‘Ludwig’s House of Roses’ 2017 Classic VW’s & Roses 2016 Rosé & Rose partnered with JC le Roux
2019 The Language of Colour 2020 Rose Sensorium
Make history with us

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Event Details

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The Language of Colours exhibition will be hosted in the 1000m2  ‘The Rose Shed’

Ludwig’s Rose Farm, Pretoria 

R80.00 per adult per ticket for the event 

R65 per pensioner

Children under 12 free

FREE Parking, Entrance to the farm, Children’s Play Ground & Tractor Train Rides


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Food & Drinks

The Rose Kitchen is ready to serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea

Macaroon Bar

Food stalls 

Warwick Wine

Gin Bar 

Pre-booked picnics ( 

Location & Venue

Language of Colour Festival
Fri 4 - Sun 6 Oct 8am - 4pm

Immerse yourself into a world of colour showcased in the Rose Shed Venue at Ludwig’s Rose Farm

Refentse Sunset Concert
Sunday 6 Oct 3pm

Chillax at the dam-side lawn at Ludwig’s Rose Farm for a magical, intimate concert


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Ticket Price: R80/per person

Pensioners: R65/per person

Children under 12 FREE 

Friday 4 October 2019 : 8h00 – 16h00

Saturday 5 October 2019 : 8h00 – 16h00

Sunday 6 October 2019 8h00 – 16h00





Ticket Price: R180/per person

Sunday 6 October 2019 : 15h00 – 17h00


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Spring Rose Care Demos

Let the master guide you on growing great roses throughout summer. Prepare plants for the heat and harvest.

LR Star: Sat 30 Aug 14h00 & Sun 1 Sep 10h30 LR Egoli: Sat 7 Sep 10h30 LR Farm: Sun 8 Sep 10h30 LR Pretoria East: Sun 8 Sep LR Winelands: Sat 14 10h00 & Sun 15 Sep 10h30
LR Cape Town: Sat 14 Sep 14h00
LR Big Red Barn: Sat 14 Sep 10h00

Spring Festival 'Language of Colours'

Ludwig's Rose Farm will be bursting with colour. We'll share our secrets of colour at the spectacular 48th feast of roses in 1000m2 Rose Barn.

Unveiling of novelty roses.

Fri 4 - Sun 5 Oct


Private Rose Gardens Tour

We've selected four very different private rose gardens to visit this year.
The tour starts and ends at Ludwig's Roses Egoli (LRE)

Sat 12 Oct 8h00 - 14h00

R420 per ticket
(incl. guides, bus fare, picnic & refreshments)


Private Rose Gardens Tour Cape

The gardens of Paarl are on the map this year. Join us for a morning of spectacular views, roses and refreshments. Tour starts & ends at Ludwig's Roses Winelands

Gardens: Val de Vie Estate + private gardens Daisy View Farm, Temple Wines Good Hope Farm

Sat 9 Nov 8h00 - 15h00

R420 per ticket (incl. bus fare, guides, picnic & refreshments)


Walk & Talk with Ludwig Taschner

Enjoy an intimate walk & talk with Ludwig around the mother farmers he chats about and shows his favorite rose varieties, observations and deep knowing of rose growing.
Mon 16 Dec 9h30 - 11h30


wear comfortable walking shoes, sunblock and hat.

RSVP free

Summer Rose Care Demos

Are your roses too big or sunburnt?
We'll show you why and how to fix it.

Dates to follow soon


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run starts 8h00

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My Run
Ludwig's Roses

Every Sunday

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Tractor Rides around the Rose Farm

Jump on and enjoy the ride amongst the roses.

every weekend

no booking required