Tuesday, April 18, 7:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden

Our Annual Rose Auction.

Sunday, June 18, 12:30 - 4:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden,

off parking lot at 37th & Oak, Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Rose Society is pleased to announce our

66th Biennial Rose Show

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

Admission to the Rose Show is FREE

(Note: Admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden is through the Visitors' Centre and regular admission rates apply)

  • 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
  • Admire our easy-to-make beautiful Garden Bouquet classes of informally arranged vases of roses, flowers and greenery from our members’ gardens
  • Enjoy the intoxicating fragrance of our Fragrance Classes
  • Our Photography Competition shares another way that we enjoy the ‘Queen of Flowers’
  • 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 – a local breeder/nurseryman will offer rose bushes for sale
  • Cut Show Blooms for Sale – take home your favourite cut roses at show's end
  • Meet the Experts: Join our ‘Rose Expert Clinics’ to learn more about roses


Come Experience the

Fragrantly Beautiful World of Roses!

A copy of this year's VRS Rose Show Schedule will soon be made available for download. Please check back!

2023 VRS Rose Show and Sale

The Vancouver Rose Society will proudly host its 66th Rose Show and Sale on Sunday, June 18, 2023, from 12:00 - 4:30pm in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.

This much-anticipated event will feature hundreds of home-grown and exquisitely fragrant beauties on display, providing exhibitors and admirers alike a grand opportunity to celebrate the "Queen of the Garden". 

Come experience the fragrantly beautiful world of roses with us. Admission to the Rose Show and Sale is free and open to the public.

We welcome all and look forward to sharing:
  • Hundreds of rose blooms judged for ‘Best in Show"

  • Photography competition

  • Rose Expert clinics

  • Rose plant sales

  • Floral bouquets for sale

  • Display roses for sale at show end

  • Information & Membership table.

Fraser Pacific Rose Society 2023 Rose Show

Also coming this year, the Fraser Pacific Rose Society's Rose Show on June 24 and 25, 2023.

For more information on this annual  two-day event, held at the Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam, BC, please visit the Fraser Pacific Rose Society's website at: External link opens in new tab or windowwww.fprosesociety.org


A Blooming Tradition!

Our website includes a yearly celebration of the first blooms of every new gardening season.

This year? Well...it's a bud this time that steals the show. Not exactly a bloom -- yet -- but close enough considering what a sight for sore eyes it is after the Winter we experienced in most of the Lower Mainland. John M. in Victoria shared this photo from his garden of R. xanthina 'Canary Bird' in full bud stage. How exciting! And only in Victoria!!

You can view a larger version of John's 'Canary Bird' photo on the following page: And So It Begins! (The permanent link can be found on the main menu, under About Roses.) Be sure to check back regularly as we will be updating this page with photos of many more 'first blooms' from across the Lower Mainland as they make their seasonal debuts over the next few weeks.

We also have included a number of links to Alex Waterhouse-Heyward's blog posts about early bloomers which can be found on the same page. Alex's suggestion was the inspiration for our celebration of the new gardening season's many 'firsts'.


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.

We look forward to seeing you all at an Open Garden in 2022.