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What's New for 2015????
 After a long, hard, winter a new growing season is finally here. Along with it comes a number of activities of interest to gardeners in general and rose enthusiasts in particular. Be sure to check out the calendar of events below.

On Wednesday 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

The Third Annual Rose Fair will be hosted by the SRS from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday May 16th at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St in Liverpool. Admission is free. There will be demonstrations and information tables on topics related to roses - planting and care, pruning, organic methods, photography, arranging roses and much more. For more information contact Jim Kahler at (315) 985-3916 or Mary Pt McHale 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

Thursday May 14th, 7:00

SRS meeting

Reformed Church corner of Melrose and Teal Ave

Saturday, May 16th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rose Fair

Carmen Room - Liverpool Library

Thursday June 11th, 7:00

SRS meeting

Reformed Church corner of Melrose and Teal Ave

Wed June 17th

Rose Day
12 noon - 4:00 pm

E. M. Mills Garden
Thornden Park

Sat June 27th

SRS Rose Show
1:00 - 4:30 pm

Canyon area of Destiny

Wed July 8th

Annual Friendship Dinner
Casa di Copani
Members only

Contact Pat Pohl for reservations

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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