Don't miss the Vancouver 2009 World Rose Festival and Convention, June 18–24, 2009!


The World Rose Festival

The World Rose Festival (June 19–21) is for all gardeners and rose enthusiasts. Learn about the latest rose varieties from rose breeders, growers and seminar presenters. View the World Rose Show, where Canadian and American Rose Society classes will be on display. Shop the marketplace for all thing rosy: plants, gifts, art, accessories and more. And gather ideas from an array of display gardens created by local nurseries, garden centres and landscape professionals.

Plus, a number of classes are open for anyone to enter; for details on exhibiting a rose and complete entry schedule, visit

To learn which of your favourite GardenWise contributors will be presenting at the festival download the Activity Schedule here (scroll down)!

World Rose Festival tickets are available in advance from fine garden centres. For more information, visit

> > > Check out our rose guide here.

The World Rose Convention

The World Rose Convention (June 18–24), for serious rose-growers and aficionados, will bring together more than 800 rosarians from 40 countries for seven days of lectures, workshops, idea exchanges, research, garden tours and more.

The American Rose Society is also hosting its annual convention alongside the World Rose Convention.

World Rose Convention: $349 for three days; $449 for seven days. To register, visit