Syracuse Rose Society

Welcome to the Syracuse Rose Society website page!

The Syracuse Rose Society is the oldest rose society in continuous existence in the United States affiliated with the American Rose Society and the Canadian 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


Mark your calendars for these upcoming SRS events:

March 8: General SRS meeting 7 p.m. Reformed Church at the corner of Melrose and Teall Ave.

April 12: General SRS meeting 7 p.m. Reformed Church at the corner of Melrose and Teall Ave.

April 28: Rose Fair at Liverpool Public Library (See below)

June: Rose Day at the Mills Garden at Thornden Park (exact date TBD)

June 23: SRS Rose Show at Destiny USA 


SRS Rose Fair is April 28 

Interested in learning more about roses? The Syracuse Rose Society will host its sixth annual Rose Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Liverpool Public Library 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool, New York. Admission is free.

There will be 15 tables on different rose subjects with displays and informational handouts. There will also be give away raffles and light refreshments. Visitors can learn about every aspect of growing beautiful roses from knowledgeable members of the Syracuse Rose Society. Exhibits and “hands-on” demonstrations will cover a variety of topics pertaining to roses. 

The public event is organized by Jim Kahler and Mary Pat McHale. For more information, contact Kahler (315) 985-3916 or McHale at

We hope to see you at the fair!

Rose Day at the Mills Garden

Visitors of all ages came to see all the lovely roses in full bloom at the Mills Rose Garden at Thornden Park on Rose Day on June 14. The event is co-hosted by the SRS and the City of Syracuse Parks and Rec Department.  

2017 Rose Day: Photo gallery on

2016 Rose Day: Photo gallery on

SRS photo gallery

The SRS Rose Show

Exhibitors of all levels participated in the 98th annual Syracuse Rose Society's Rose Show June 25 at Destiny USA. 

Awards and ribbons were handed out in a number of categories. 

Photo gallery of 2017 SRS Rose Show


Are you looking for help on planting roses?

Need to know how to maintain your roses?

Look no further!

Just click on these healthlinks:

Seasonal rose care tips

How to prune roses (and other useful links)


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? Here's a link with more information:

Syracuse Parks and Rec Permits

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

Do you have a rose question? We're here to help!

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

Baldwinsville ..........David Rink-- 315-652-9145--

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

Brewerton ...............Murial Prianti -- 315-676-4850 --

Cleveland ..............Darlene Lowell -- 315-741-1985 --

Fayetteville .............Jim Wagner -- 315-637-6276 --

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

Liverpool.................Dan Magaro – 315-457-4351

Liverpool.................David Stever -- 315-457-4729 --

Manlius ..................Ann Gibson -- 315-682-9688 --

Manlius...................Joe Gibson -- 315-682-9688 --

Skaneateles ...........Pat Pohl -- 315-685-0114 --

Syracuse/East .........Dorothy White -- 445-1381

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