You are invited to “Ault in Bloom”, the 8th Annual celebration of roses, flowers and gardens presented by Greater Cincinnati Rose Association and the Cincinnati Parks.

Ault Park’s FREE premier flower event welcomes families and park enthusiasts to enjoy roses, pollinators, wildflowers, herbs, aquaponic gardening, Raptors, Inc, Renaissance Garden Accents, Delhi Garden Center and Buzz Honey pollinators.

View prized exhibition rose blooms and arrangements “Swinging Sixties” theme, plein air painters and demonstrations about roses and herbs. Chat with a Rosarian or Master Gardener. Tour the Garden of Old Roses. Enjoy music by George Simon ensemble. Free kids’ crafts and ice cream treats.

A Celebration of Roses, Flowers & Gardens

Where and When?


  • Exhibition Quality Garden Roses and Arrangements with Recognitions
  • “Swinging Sixties” Theme: Most Creative, Best Ikebana, Best of Show and Youth Division
  • Container Designs by Renaissance Garden Accents
  • Delhi Garden and Flower Center plants
  • Morgan’s Air Bee & Butterfly Experience 


  • “Magnolia Rose” Plant and Flower Shop demo by Lauren Baracz 
  • “Secrets of Familiar Herbs” with Carol Mundy of Cincinnati Herb Society
  • Roothouse Aquaponics
  • Ask “The Rose Doctor” 
  • Birds of prey by RAPTOR Inc.
  • Artists from Cincinnati Brush and Palate Painters and Mary Beth Karaus 


  • Ault Park “Garden of Old Roses” Tours
  • Cut Rose Sale from Dr. Pottschmidt’s garden
  • “Back Porch Petals” local flowers grown by Katy Macleod 
  • Ice Cream Treats
  • Live music by George Simon strings
  • Kid’s Crafts 1:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibit your roses & Arrangements

Beginner and experienced exhibitors welcome!

Judging at 11:00am Sept. 18, 2022. 

Limited prep space available. Please groom roses before arrival, if possible. Horticulture and Arrangement Schedule available here to download in August.

Box lunches may be reserved for exhibitors.

To reserve a box lunch, please submit the form below by September 12, 2022