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logo.jpgJoin Manhattan Rose Society and come to our meetings and special garden tours!  Membership is only $30 for one year.  You may pay online hereFor more information, please email

Next:  2016  Events --  see Upcoming Events.  We are currently accepting reservations for all events. 

Sample Publications:

Skyscrapers & Roses Apr 2016.pdf Skyscrapers & Roses Apr 2016.pdf (1.18 MB)  
Skyscapers & Roses Dec 2015.pdf Skyscapers & Roses Dec 2015.pdf (1004.23 KB)
Skyscrapers & Roses Aug 2015.pdfSkyscrapers & Roses Aug 2015.pdf(1.19 MB)

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:

Co-Presidents – Mary Ann DeRosa & Marjorie Marcallino
Vice President - Carole Kennedy
Secretary - Mary Hahn
Treasurer - Louis Arce
Membership Chair - Ann Perkowski
Immediate Past President – Pat Shanley
President in Memoriam -- Rosemarie Murphy

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

Henry Manifold    
Dan Simas
Gene Waering

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.


Last Updated ( Friday, 08 April 2016 )

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