Join Rose Lovers From Around the World to Celebrate the Rose!

Join us in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the World Federation of Rose Societies Convention.

The World Rose Convention, being held at the Westin BayshoreVancouver Hotel from June 18-24, 2009, will bring together rosarians from around the world to enjoy a week of camaraderie, lectures, tours, information sharing, and fun – all in celebration of the Rose. In addition, the Convention is featuring the American Rose Society Spring National Convention and Rose Show!

In keeping with the theme “Roses in the Landscape,” lecture topics will focus on growing roses within the landscape and emphasize the need for earth friendly gardening techniques. As a rosarian, you will gain knowledge on the latest research available and exchange ideas with the many breeders, growers, retailers, authors, and hobbyists in attendance.

Whether you are a member of one of the World Federation rose societies, or just love roses, come to Vancouver, Canada to celebrate the Rose!

Convention Highlights

The Convention is a multi-faceted event focusing on the Rose. Attend lectures and social events, participate in daily tours of local gardens, and join Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island for a day full of adventures and roses.

In addition to the Convention, benefit from a unique event for the World Rose Convention – the World Rose Festival!

The World Rose Festival is a one-time event organized by the Vancouver Rose Society.

A unique event for Vancouver, the program will feature guest speakers, floral displays, and exhibits from around the world, and will include:

  • The Marketplace, an exhibition of rose-related plants, services, and accessories
  • The Judged Rose Show, a highly regarded, world-class event
  • Juried exhibitions of floral arrangements, professional art, and photography
  • Feature display gardens
  • Landscape designer gardens
  • Educational lectures, workshops, and exhibits
  • Create Your Own Garden - for kids!
  • The Rose Bistro, featuring flower-based culinary treats
  • Garden and Breeder Club Corners

Extend your stay in British Columbia, and enjoy memorable, one-of-a-kind pre and post convention tours.

There is so much on offer at the World Rose Convention. Register early to guarantee a spot, then sit back to relax and smell the roses…

A special thank you

The World Rose Convention and Festival would like to thank the 200 volunteers who are dedicating their time to ensuring the events run smoothly and everyone gets to enjoy the Rose to its fullest!

What's New

  • View the Convention Program, a great reference to daily events being offered
  • Make sure to visit the Vancouver Rose Society Gift Store during the Convention (Coquitlam Room, Westin Bayshore)
  • Are you a member of the VRS? Peruse the Vancouver Rose Society's Rose Bed newsletter and find out what you've been missing!
  • What could you "win" at the Farewell Dinner's Silent and Live Auctions? View the listing to prepare your strategy.
  • The Public is invited to participate in the daily tours and several social events. Register today!
  • The Rose Schedules are online for you to view and print!
  • Meet the Rose Breeders - up close and personal
  • 450 bare-rooted roses were sent from Gary Pellett of NewFlora, on behalf of Kordes of Germany, and 400 Carefree Spirit Roses from the house of Meilland, France to support the Rose Legacy Project!

Country by Country

Of the 41 member societies, which ones have already registered participants?

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Romania
  • Slovania
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • USA
  • Uruguay

Get your country on this list by registering soon!

Did you know…?

Imagine - A rose with your name on it.

Enter a draw to name a rose by registering and paying for the Rose Convention and booking your accommodation at the Westin Bayshore Hotel by October 15, 2008. The "Name a Rose" contest is sponsored by breeder Brad Jalbert of Select Roses.

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Last updated: August 22, 2012

Our Host Partners

Please visit our host partners websites by clicking below

World Federation
of Rose Societies

The Canadian
Rose Society

The Vancouver
Rose Society

Rose Society