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What's New for 2015????
On Saturday June 27th the SRS held its 96th Annual Rose Show at Destiny USA. For more complete results of the show and a few pictures click here.
Remember that you can view more pictures at our Facebook site.

Rose day at the Mills Garden on June 17th was a great success - even the weather cooperated and it was a beautiful day in the Garden. Check out these links for some really beautiful photos of the event and the Garden. Syracuse New Times and (Photos feature members of the SRS)

David Lassman, a photographer from Post-Standard, visited the Mills Rose Garden and took some great photos of the SRS members hard at work getting the Garden ready for the blooming season. To get a sense of what it takes to prepare the Garden and become inspired for the new season take a look at David's gallery of 18 pictures at

Just in time for your spring gardening we have two new articles of interest from Jim Wagner: "Climbing Roses in the Mills Garden" and "Rose Care - Springtime Do's and Don'ts"
 -- Remember that when a new article replaces this one here, it will always be available with the other archived articles from the Central NY Rose Culture link above.
         New York District to host 2015 Fall National Convention September 10-13. To get more information and updates about speakers, programs and schedules for the rose show, arrangements and photography exhibits be sure to check the web site at


Mission of the Syracuse Rose Society


Organized in 1911, the 200-member Syracuse Rose Society (SRS) is the oldest rose society in continuous existence in the United States. Its purposes are: (a) public education on cultivation, propagation, and enjoyment of roses; (b) maintenance of the Mills Rose Garden in Thornden Park as a public demonstration site; (c) sponsorship of American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians to offer guidance to rose growers; (d) preparation and distribution of printed educational information on roses; and (e) fostering communication and research by affiliation with The New York District , American Rose Society, and International rose societies.





Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon
also Wed evenings from 4:00-7:00

Volunteers & public welcome to learn about rose culture while caring for Mills Garden

E.M. Mills Garden, Thornden Park

Aug 29-30

Rose Show

NYS Fairgrounds

Sept 10-13

National Rose Show

Holiday Inn
Electronics Pkwy
see link above for more info


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