Rose season has begun. Wild roses are bursting through fences and over trellises. Discover the plentiful and bountiful rose gardens of the Lower Mainland. Pick your favourites and snap family photos for keepsakes.
Vancouver rose gardens
UBC Rose Garden
This is a lovely spot to picnic and the scenery is spectacular on a clear day. Bring books and a blanket at sunset and have the best view in the city!
6278 North West Marine Drive, UBC, Vancouver
Stanley Park Rose Garden
With over 50 varieties of roses you’re bound to find at least one you like. Well maintained and beautifully landscapes even the hummingbirds love it here. Theatre under the Stars is close by as well as lots of grassy areas to play with kids and picnic.
Just off Pipeline Road, near the Stanley Park main West Georgia St. entrance.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Open year round, there are more than just roses here, so if you’re wanting a flower fix, this is the place to be! Enjoy the wildlife, birds, geese, ducks and fish, buy some seeds to grow your own roses and enjoy a latte at Truffles Cafe or brunch at Shaughnessy Restaurant.
Queen Elizabeth Park
This rose garden sits atop the highest point in the city and has been inspiring the noses of rose goers since 1967. Ample picnicking areas are scattered throughout, pitch and putt and the Dancing Waters fountain and Bloedel Conservatory are nearby.
Rose House Vancouver
Take afternoon tea served in beautiful china or enjoy a weekend brunch surrounded by roses of every flavour. From the gorgeous bouquet of roses that greets you to rose infused jams, cheesecake and waffles, you’ll soon be in rose heaven.
Originally written by Lee-Anne Ekland