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:

May 26: SRS Event at Carol Watson Greenhouse

June 14: General SRS meeting 7 p.m. Reformed Church at the corner of Melrose and Teall Ave.

June 23: SRS Rose Show at Destiny USA 

June 27: Rose Day at the Mills Garden at Thornden Park 

July 12: General SRS meeting 7 p.m. at the Mills Rose Garden

August 9: General SRS meeting 7 p.m. Reformed Church at the corner of Melrose and Teall Ave.

SRS at Carol Watson Greenhouse



2980 Sentinel Heights Road, LaFeyette NY 13084

Come join in the fun for the whole family! Browse for annuals, perennials, and of course, roses, in the beautiful greenhouse and grounds. Volunteer at or visit the SRS stations teaching about rose planting and care, enjoy refreshments grilled and baked, try your hand at SRS and Carol Watson Greenhouse sponsored raffles, get your face painted by Deb Holihan, paint/color a rose theme greeting card with Linda Szmalc. Most of all, support Syracuse Rose Society with your presence and purchases!

Call or email Sonia Kragh for questions and your ability to volunteer at the event, either a shift from 10-1230 or 1230-300. Can’t wait to see you there! Sonia can be reached at 315-679-7117 or

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 27. 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 are welcome to participate in the 99th annual Syracuse Rose Society's Rose Show June 23 at Destiny USA. 

Awards and ribbons will be 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 --