Sunday, August 13, 2023, 1 - 4:00PM

South Surrey, BC

VRS Members Only Annual Garden Party

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


A Blooming Tradition!

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

This year?'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 2023.