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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

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

E.M. Mills Garden, Thornden Park

April 10th
7:00 pm

Society meeting

Reformed Church
corner of Melrose and Teall Ave

May 8th
7:00 pm

Society meeting

Reformed Church
corner of Melrose and Teall Ave

Sat May 17th

Rose Fair

Contact Jim Kahler at

Sat June 14

SRS benefit

Sycamore Hill Gardens
Marcellus, NY

Sat June 21

Rose show

Destiny USA

Tues June 24

Friendship Dinner

SRS members only
see Bulletin for more information

Wed June 25

Rose Day

Thornton Park


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