President’s Message -
I invite you to come to our meetings and events and share the joy of growing roses with like- minded people like yourself! We have a great line up of programs for you for next year. Our 2022 Schedule of Events is listed on the "Events" page.
We offer programs and events for every interest in the Rose. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you will be at home in the Manhattan Rose Society! And we offer FREE rose advice from American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians.
Growing great roses is our focus and our goal is to provide you with knowledge about all aspects of the Rose - Rose Arrangements, Photography, Exhibiting, Rose Preservation, the important part the Rose has played in our culture and history and of course, just plain enjoying your rose garden with as much or as little time as you can spare. Your rose hobby can be whatever you want it to be and we are here to help you do just that!
Over the last 21 years, the Manhattan Rose Society has accomplished many things including hosting the Great Rosarians of the World event and publishing “The Sustainable Rose Garden – A Reader in Rose Culture”. As we look forward to the next 20, we have plans and ideas for new events. We encourage you to join us and if you are already a member - to stay with us and help us grow our membership. Visit our "Storefront" page to join or renew your membership online.
Manhattan Rose Society 2019-2021 Board of Directors
President – Pat Shanley
Vice President – Carole Kennedy
Treasurer – Louis Arce
Mary Hahn, Henry Manifold, Dan Simas, Toni Simonetti, Gene Waering,
Photos above-from left to right - Dr. Kevin Ryan demonstrating rose fragrances, 2019-2021 MRS Board of Directors, 2019 Wine & Roses Event, 2018 Holiday Open House.
Photos: Left - 'Sweet Antique Freeland', Right - 'Miracle on the Hudson'
The Manhattan Rose Society was founded on April 14, 2000. We are a not-for-profit 501C3 organization affiliated with the American Rose Society. The Rose is our National Floral Emblem, by declaration of President Ronald Reagan in 1986.