Rose Garden ~ Plein Aire ~ Roger Williams Park - Botanical Garden

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Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

Floral Ave · Providence, RI

How to find us

Look for my sign "Welcoming Newport Artist Gathering". Will be collecting everyones $5.00 entrance fee at the gate to save time in line.

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Let's meet at the Rose Garden for a Plein Aire Day.

Join in the peaceful setting at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. Flowers should be in bloom. Fridays are for "Painters & Photographers" to have access to the Botanical Center from 11:00 am - 4:00pm.

We can meet at 11:00am at the gate at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center entrance. You can bring a lunch or a snack. Artist are welcome to stay as long as you would like from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center is located on an island in the historic Roger Williams Park. The Park was designed in 1878 by the landscape architect Horace W.S. Cleveland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Botanical Center was built in 2007 and with 23,000 square feet of greenhouse space, it is the largest indoor garden display in New England. Since its inception, the RWPBC has offered Park visitors a place to relax, reflect and create long lasting memories through weddings and events held there. It has also become an important place to learn and explore the natural world.

The RWPBC is committed to offering an interest for everyone. Educational walks, tours and special activities for all generations can be enjoyed here throughout the year.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Admission: (Ages 13-64) $5.00
Children (Ages 6-12): $2.00
Children under 6: Free
Military/Seniors (Military ID/Over 64): $2.00

Directions, Parking and Accessibility:
The guest parking lot is located across the street from the Mounted Police Command Headquarters and adjacent to the Community Garden. The parking lot can accommodate approximately 56 vehicles. Directions are provided for vehicles.
West on I-195
I-195 West to I-95 South
Take Exit 17, Elmwood Avenue
Left at light
Second left into the park
Follow the signs to the Botanical Center Public Parking Lot.
While the majority of the facility is handicap accessible, guest may request to park behind the building to better accommodate wheelchairs. Guest needing accessibility must visit the Welcome Center first, pay admission and request access.