The Milton Keynes Rose is used throughout the year for events and gatherings. Everyone is welcome to come along. You can also visit at any time simply to enjoy the space.

Upcoming events

21 April 2018 at 12.30
Commonwealth Picnic
 – Bring a Picnic and a Flag. Celebrate being part of the Commonwealth by sharing food, friendship and fun on HM The Queen’s Birthday, and joining in with Commonwealth celebrations that will be taking place right across the globe. Please bring a flag for our display of 52 flags of the 52 commonwealth countries.

For essential information about hosting an event, please visit The Parks Trust website

Armistice Day

11th Nov 2017
Citizens of Milton Keynes, including many young people formed an impressive procession down to the Milton Keynes Rose from MK Theatre. Francesca Skelton, Chair of MK Arts and Heritage Alliance said, “A ceremony that embraces all and allows us to gather together in remembrance, across all faiths and non, in the shared value of the respect for the courage and suffering for those who died and the loss to their families and the country.”
11th Nov 2017

Tour of the Milton Keynes Rose

Sat 10 Sept 2017

Many visitors joined Trustees John Moffat and Debbie Brock for a lively tour to learn more about the interesting stories behind a selection of pillars.

International Women’s Day

8th March 2017

Guests gathered at The MK Theatre and then The Milton Keynes Rose to attach their #BeBoldforChange pledges to the International Women’s Day pillar, even in slightly inclement weather! Francesca Skelton DL, Laura Sapwell and Milly Soames DL gave inspiring speeches and three wonderful young women (Julianne, Nadia and Aisha) from Milton Keynes Academy read out an inspiring text, Pretty by Katie Makkai.

Albert French

15th June 2017

Many gathered to listen to Roger Kitchen tell the story of 16 year old local boy Rifleman Albert French, who died in WW1. Local school children read out their imaginary letters to loved ones at war and the Living Archive Band brought everyone to tears by singing such as Violet’s Song.

Vigil for Manchester Bombing

23rd May 2017

Milton Keynes’ new Mayor, Cllr David Hopkins, held a short public vigil in honour of those who lost their lives at Manchester Arena. Twenty-two people, including children, died and 59 others were injured after an explosion at an Ariana Grande pop concert at Manchester Arena in a suspected terror attack.

International Dance Day

29 April 2015

Dancers from MOTUS Dance Group animated The Milton Keynes Rose in a stunning performance