Upcoming Events

***Tuesday, June 5, 7:30pm***

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden

***Please note that the date of this meeting has been changed from our usual Third Thursday of the Month meeting time. This is to accommodate our Rose Show which will be held later in the month, on June 17.

Please be sure to check back for further updates and details regarding both the June General Meeting and the Rose Show which will be made available on this page over the coming weeks.

Sunday, June 17, 12:30 - 4:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden

The Vancouver Rose Society is pleased to announce their 65th Biennial Rose Show. 

Admission is FREE to the public!

Please join us as we present a judged Rose Show featuring hundreds and hundreds of blooms freshly cut from our members' gardens.

  • View our show tables that are packed with hundreds of named varieties of roses
  • Our exhibition quality show is judged according to Canadian Rose Society standards
  • View the “Best in Show” winners and the many Award winning blooms all arranged by class, colour and fragrance
  • Oohh and ahh over our beautiful Garden Bouquet classes of informally arranged vases of roses, flowers and greenery from our members’ gardens
  • Smell our fabulous Fragrance Classes
  • Take home some creative ideas from our Photography Competition
  • Information Table – talk to veteran rosarians about rose related queries and concerns
  • Membership Table – consider joining our dynamic club
  • Floral Bouquets for Sale – purchase a lovely bouquet of roses and flowers to take home
  • Rose Plants for Sale – we will have a limited number of rose bushes for sale
  • Cut Show Blooms for Sale – take home your favourite cut roses at 4:45 p.m. for 50˘ a stem
  • Meet the Experts Clinics: Join our VRS members at 1, 2, and 3pm to learn more about growing good roses

Downloadable for Exhibitors:

2018 Rose Show Schedule: Rules, Definitions, Judging Guidelines 574.3KB


Open Gardens

Every year, many of our members throughout the Lower Mainland open their gardens to fellow VRS members to visit and enjoy the fruits of their labor and rosey inspirations.

This year's tour is underway, so make sure your Membership is up-to-date so you'll be ready to come 'ooh' and 'aah' with us as each weekend's schedule is announced.

A Blooming Tradition!

Thanks to a suggestion by our own Alex Waterhouse-Heyward -- and the enthusiastic follow-up response from our membership -- our website includes a yearly celebration of the first blooms of every new gardening season: And So It Begins! 

Gathered here are photos VRS members sent in of their 'first bloomers' of 2018. What better way to share a snapshot with others of why we are so passionate about our roses?!

The permanent link to this page can be found on the main menu, under About Roses. Enjoy!

Rose Show 2018

Life members Lesley Finlay and Brenda Viney with the rose show trophy named for them and Janet Wood. (Photo courtesy of Alex Waterhouse-Hayward.)

The Vancouver Rose Society will proudly host its 65th Rose Show on Sunday, June 17, 2018, providing exhibitors and admirers alike a grand opportunity to celebrate the ‘Queen of the Garden’.

With hundreds of home-grown and exquisitely fragrant beauties on display, this premiere biennial event will be held at VanDusen Botanical Garden in the Floral Hall.

Photos from the 2016 Rose Show can be viewed by clicking here.