Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 20, 7:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden


Our first meeting of 2018 will feature a presentation by VRS Member Lilian Ho on her trip last September to “Visit Gardens in Britain by Public Transit.”






Tuesday, March 20, 7:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden


Our Rose Auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year and takes place annually at our March meeting.


Auctioneers Brad Jalbert and Bob Price will be on hand to coax and tantalize bidders when dozens of rose bushes will be up for grabs at one of the liveliest events of the year. Plan on getting there early to check out this year's selection of lovelies -- as well as the competition -- as members prepare to kick off -- and dig in --to a new gardening season!







Tuesday, April 17, 7:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden


Fred Wiens, of Clearview Horticultural Products, speaking on Clematis.







Tuesday, May 15, 7:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden


John Gibeau, president of Honeybee Centre in Surrey, BC, and co-founder of the Bee World Project.







***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.








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 New Tradition Blooms!



Thanks to a suggestion by our own Alex Waterhouse-Heyward -- and the enthusiastic follow-up response from our membership -- we have just added a new page to our website: And So It Begins! 


Gathered here are photos VRS members sent in of their 'first bloomers' of 2017. 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 now 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 in 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 next in June 2018 at VanDusen Garden in the Floral Hall.


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