Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 20, 7:30pm

Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden


Heather Schamerhorn will be with us this evening, speaking on the timely and particularly encouraging topic of 'From Chafer Beetles to a Rose Garden.'


Heather is a certified landscape designer and consultant who helps property owners and managers create healthy, sustainable landscapes.  She is passionate about the environment and enjoys creating gardens that benefit nature.


Heather became professionally involved in horticulture in 1973 and has owned and managed a design and maintenance company since 1978. Her training began early, growing up on a dairy farm where her family raised most of their food. She studied landscape technology at BCIT and later certified as a landscape designer. She now focuses primarily on design and consulting with an emphasis on ecology, plant health, and using our resources wisely. 


Several gardens she has created and or influenced have been featured on North Shore Natural gardens tours. She has been involved with removing invasive plants and restoring habitat in Mahon Park, taught gardening courses for School District #45, the North Shore Recycling Program and City of Richmond. She currently writes a monthly column, “Design in Nature”, for the North Shore News.













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.


The 2016 tour took us to some of the most beautiful gardens in our area; and with the Summer weather consistently hot and dry throughout, our roses were at their very best. Some might even say they rose to the occasion!


Plans for this year's tour are already 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.



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.