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logo.jpgJoin Manhattan Rose Society and come to our meetings and special garden tours!  Membership is only $25 for one year.  You may pay online hereFor more information, please email

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Sample Publications:

Skyscrapers & Roses Feb 2015.pdf Skyscrapers & Roses Feb 2015.pdf (1.21 MB)  
Skyscrapers & Roses Nov 2014.pdf Skyscrapers & Roses Nov 2014.pdf (1.36 MB)  
September2014_skyscrapersroses.pdf Skyscrapers & Roses Sept 2014.pdf (981.82 KB

Founded in 2000, the Manhattan Rose Society (MRS) is an educational, not for profit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses. The MRS is an affiliate of the American Rose Society (ARS), a national organization with over 14,000 members dedicated to the enjoyment, enhancement and promotion of America's Floral Emblem.

Jean_Rex_1.jpgManhattan Rose Society focuses on providing members with information on all aspects of the rose including which roses grow best in our area, techniques of environmentally friendly gardening, preserving heritage roses, rose history and public rose gardens in our area.  MRS does not sponsor a rose show. A schedule of programs and events, featuring private garden tours, is available online and in our monthly member newsletter, Skyscrapers & Roses, which also features hands-on seasonal information about growing great roses.

Manhattan Rose Society is also  the East Coast partner of the Huntington Botanical Garden in San Marino, California, in sponsoring the annual  Great Rosarian of the World Lectureship.

For more information on member activities, or to become a member, click here.

Manhattan Rose Society Officers:

President - Pat Shanley
Vice President - Gene Waering
Secretary - Ellen Spector Platt
Treasurer - TBA

Manhattan Rose Society Board of Directors (in addition to officer board members above):

Diane Grinnell    
Carol Kennedy
Marjorie Marcallino
Dan Simas

American Rose Society ARSQuick Facts:

  • The Manhattan Rose Society is an affiliate of the ARS.
  • The MRS was founded by Pat Shanley, in New York on April 13, 2000.
  • The MRS encompasses the local chapter of the Greater New York City Area.

Click here to learn more about American Rose Society.


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