Central Park Rose Garden In 1959 Schenectady Rose Society member Charles Brown designed the Central Park Rose Garden. 400 rose bushes were planted in April, 1960 to start the garden. As years went on, many more bushes were planted and today you will find approximately 4,000 in the garden.
Due to the reduction of city employees, by 1995 the garden had fallen into disrepair. That September several local community members, including Sharon and David Gade, called a meeting and the Rose Garden Restoration Committee was formed. The committee’s mission is to restore, enhance and maintain the rose garden.
Thanks to the many volunteers from around the Capital Region area, the garden has become a popular venue for weddings, photograph session as well as many visitors from all over. Visit us at – www.Schenectadyrose.org Or on Facebook - Schenectady Central Park Rose Garden
E.M. MILLS ROSE GARDEN, SYRACUSE, NY
E.M. MILLS ROSE GARDEN In the heart of Central New York
The E.M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden, situated in Thornden Park near the Syracuse University campus, is one of the most historic and picturesque urban rose gardens within the ARS New York State District. Visitors and rose lovers of all ages are drawn to the garden’s lush blooms and exquisite colors during rose season.
The Mills Garden, with 450 different varieties of roses, is maintained by Syracuse Rose Society volunteers as well as community volunteers in partnership with the Syracuse City Parks and Recreation Department. The garden’s signature feature are the climbing roses that grow on arched trellises along four walkways toward the circular gazebo at the center of the garden.
The garden was dedicated in 1924 to honor Dr. Edmund M. Mills, a distinguished local minister and past president of the American Rose Society and the Syracuse Rose Society. The Mills Garden garnered national recognition in 2010 when it placed second in the All-American Rose Selection national competition.
The Mills Garden is featured on the SRS website (syracuserosesociety.org) and on the Syracuse Rose Society Facebook Page.
Marjorie D. Marcallino Rose Garden, Roosevelt Island, NY
Marjorie D. Marcallino Rose Garden Located in the Roosevelt Island Community Garden, on Roosevelt Island, NY.
The original rose garden was planted in the 1980’s by Marjorie Marcallino and was moved by her to several garden sites during the history of Roosevelt Island Garden Club on Roosevelt Island, NY. Marjorie physically moved the roses from the second Roosevelt Island Garden Club location to the present one. Over the years, she led a group of volunteers and together they cared for the roses. She grieved the loss of many plants during the Rose Rosette Disease out brake in 2018/2019 and led the effort to replace the lost roses. Her expertise in growing roses was widely sought and she shared that knowledge with fellow gardeners, fellow RIGC Board members and fellow Manhattan Rose Society members.
Marjorie was a founding member of Manhattan Rose Society (2000) and served as President and on the MRS Board of Directors. The Manhattan Rose Society held their Annual Pruning Day in the garden for many years, until the pandemic hit.
Marjorie passed away in February 2021. The garden was dedicated to her on June 12, 2021. Her long-time friend and Past President of Manhattan Rose Society, Carole Kennedy, took up the reigns and currently oversees the Rose Garden. It is truly an amazing site to see the beautiful roses against the backdrop of New York City skyscrapers. www.rigarden.org
The Rose Garden at TONH Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson, NY
The Rose Garden at TONH Clark Botanic Garden, a Town of North Hempstead (TONH) public park
Located on 12 acres in zone 7 Albertson, on Long Island, TONH Clark Botanic Garden is a lovely green oasis nestled in a quiet neighborhood. Maintained by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau’s master gardeners, 2 of whom are American Rose Society Master Rosarians, the rose garden is the only formal garden within this Town of North Hempstead (TONH) public park. These dedicated volunteers have, over the last 17 years, taken the garden from a limited renovation to a complete replanting of all its roses. Sustainability was the final goal and the master gardeners have achieved what they set out to do. No spraying for pests or diseases takes place and the garden does not disappoint: this garden, filled with over 100 roses blooms all season long.
The rose garden is framed in the front with narrow beds of ‘Double Pink Knock Out’ and in the back, by beds of ‘Blushing Knock Out’. Each of the four larger beds are planted with roses, chosen for their resistance to black spot, from within certain categories: AARS winners, Earth-Kind®, Easy-Teas, Germany’s ADR award winners and a bed of roses recommended for their disease tolerance/resistance. The arbors, placed at each entrance to the garden, are covered with climbing roses from either the Earth-Kind® or ADR groups and are partnered with clematis. Perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals add to the continuous display of color and interest.
The rosarians offer pruning seminars in the spring, tours during the height of the bloom season (June) and hands on winterizing seminars in late fall. Found in the rose garden on alternating Fridays from April to November, the volunteers delight in answering any and all rose questions.