Syracuse Rose Society

2022 ARS Convention

2020 SRS Photo Contest

2020 Volunteer Appreciation Day

We capped a challenging year (thanks Covid!) with our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. This year because of Covid concerns, the luncheon was held outside at the Mills Garden Oct. 14. After a full morning of working at the Mills Rose Garden, we sat down to enjoy delicious food and socialize at a distance. Many thanks to Pam Dooling for coordinating the entire event (as well as cooking)!

Other highlights include (see photos)

*Sue Kamp won a bag of 7 year Gold for the best kept adopted rose garden bed at the Mills Garden

*Barb and Carl Blanchard received an enlarged canvas print of their Star of Show “Dainty Bess” in appreciation of their leadership of the NYS Fair Rose Show for many years

*Diane Fini was awarded the Bronze Honor Medal for service to SRS by president Jim Kahler. Diane has been recording secretary, newsletter editor, garden volunteer and has volunteered at many SRS functions.

*We recognized three birthdays: Deb Holihan, Carl Grillo (our fearless leader at the garden) and Jim Wagner who turned 90! 

2019 Rose Day


SRS Photos from the 2018 season

Photos from the 2017 Syracuse Rose Show

From April to October, members of the Syracuse Rose Society volunteer their time and energy to maintain the Mills Rose Garden. Become a volunteer