Monthly meetings are currently being held via Zoom for VRS members. However, we are hopeful that we will be able to hold our Annual General Meeting 'in person' at VanDusen Gardens in November.
Our longtime member Alex Waterhouse-Hayward, retired award-winning photographer, and prolific blogger,will be sharing his images and speaking on “Roses in a Small Garden In Good Company.”
VRS member Dr. John Mathieson, will be speaking on “Moving a Rose Garden to Victoria.”
Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden
Our Annual General Meeting, floral arranging demo, and Year-End Social.
Thanks to a suggestion by our own Alex Waterhouse-Heyward -- and the enthusiastic follow-up response from our membership -- our website includes a yearly celebration of the first blooms of every new gardening season. This year's winner of the "First Bloom" is from Dale A. who sends us this photo of his gorgeous "Barbra Streisand" with the following comments:
"Here is my first rose bloom for 2020 - the bud was half-eaten at the base by a (%$#@!!!) bug, but like her namesake, 'the show must go on!' It overwintered in a pot by the house on the south-facing covered patio, so that must have given her a head start - she has never bloomed this early before, and doesn't have any other buds on her yet!"
Thanks for sharing, Dale. And for all our members, please continue sending in photos of your First Blooms. What better way to share a snapshot with others of why we are so passionate about our roses?!
More photos of members' first blooms from this year can be found 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 as more 'first blooms' make their seasonal debut. Enjoy!
A 2018 Winner!
(Photo courtesy Giovanna Bombino)
There are lots more photos of this year's event to see! Just click here.
The Vancouver Rose Society hosts its Rose Show biennially with the next show postponed until June 2021.
The 65th Vancouver Rose Show was held June 17, 2018 at VanDusen Botanical Garden's Floral Hall, provided exhibitors and admirers alike a grand opportunity to celebrate the "Queen of the Garden" on what turned out to b a picture-perfect sunny Sunday afternoon.
Thank you to all who participated and/or attended and made this year's event a spectacular success.
Awards, prizes and winners in the 2018 Vancouver Rose Show are: