Tuesday, June 18, 7:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden

Rich Baer, of the Portland Rose Society, speaking (via Zoom) on “Rose Photography”


A Blooming Tradition!

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

Once again, John M of Victoria, comes in with the "First Bloom of the Year" for 2024!  While the rest of us struggle to get any new growth on our devastated roses thanks to the very sketchy weather this past Winter and Spring, there's always an 'Old Garden Rose' somewhere just waiting to bloom its little heart out. OGRs suffered no die back this year and will bloom right on schedule for us as they always do.

As per John, R. xanthina “Canary Bird” is the first to open in his garden -- as it usually is!

Thanks for sharing this little bit of extra sunshine with us today, John!

Be sure to check back regularly as we will be updating this page with photos of many 'first blooms' from across the Lower Mainland as they make their seasonal debuts over the next few weeks.

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 2024.