The Syracuse Rose Society is the oldest rose society in continuous existence in the United States affiliated with the American Rose Society. Founded in 1911, the Syracuse Rose Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote, educate and celebrate the world of roses.

Charitable contributions to continue our work are welcomed! DONATION FORM  


The SRS has begun organizing for Rose Day 2024 and it is also the 100th anniversary of the E.M. Mills Garden!

Rose Day 2024 is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 from 11am to 3 pm. Mark your calendars!

For people wanting group tours of the garden, please contact us at our SRS email address 

Volunteer Opportunities!

The Syracuse Rose Society is always looking for individuals and groups to volunteer at the Mills Rose Garden! Work at the Garden begins in April on Wednesday mornings (weather permitting). There is always plenty to do and no gardening experience necessary! Visit our Facebook page for updates!

Do you have a rose question? Do you need rose info?

We're here to help!

Are you looking for help on planting roses?

Need to know how to maintain your roses?

Look no further! Just click on these links (or contact a SRS Rosarian below):

Seasonal rose care tips

How to prune roses (and other useful links)

Here's a list of Consulting Rosarians who are available to answer your rose related questions.

Baldwinsville: Mary Ann Rink -- 315-652-9145 --

Cicero: Diane Fini - 315-506-5814 -

Cleveland: Darlene Lowell -- 315-741-1985 --

Fayetteville-Manlius: Sue Kamp –315-449-2726

Fayetteville: Jim Wagner -- 315-637-6276 --

Ithaca: Leon Ginenthal -- 607-351-1336 --

Little Falls: Jim Kahler -- 315-823-3878 --

Liverpool: David Stever -- 315-457-4729 --

Liverpool: Debbie Holihan - 315-247-9017 -

Manlius: Joe and Ann Gibson -- 315-682-9688 --

Rome: Ronald Broughton - 315-339-4079 -

Skaneateles: Pat Pohl -- 315-685-0114 --

Syracuse/East: Dorothy White -- 315-445-1381

Syracuse/East: Pam Dooling -- 315-463-0831 --

Syracuse/East: Sonia Kragh - 315-449-2729 -


The Mills Rose Garden is one of the prime locations in Syracuse for outdoor events including summer wedding photos. The Mills Rose Garden was named Best Wedding Photo Spot in the "The Best of Syracuse" Syracuse New Times annual poll.

But did you know a city permit is needed to reserve the park?

Call the Syracuse Department of Parks and Rec to secure a permit at (315) 473-4330.

For the latest SRS news, photos and more go to our Facebook Page.

Get social with the SRS on Facebook! 

For rose-related questions or information, contact the Syracuse Rose Society

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