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The Manhattan Rose Society regularily holds events featuring informative programs with world renowned Rose Experts, garden tours, dinners and more.

These events are primarily for members only, but if you are interested attending as a guest or interested in becoming a member, please contact us.




2019 Schedule of Events

The Manhattan Rose Society Proudly Presents:

Gene Waering

“Roses in Botanical Art”

Saturday, March 16th, 2018, @ 10:00 a.m.
The Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street, Flushing, Queens, NY, 11355
(Bagels and Coffee Served)

Artists and illustrators have painted and drawn the rose for centuries. From the tradition of beautiful flower painting to painstakingly detailed illustration, the rose has been the subject of fascinating studies that reflect mankind's interests and passions. Gene Waering will briefly explore the Western chapters of this story, from the 18th century to the present, through a presentation of selected drawings in his collection of historic rose art.

About Our Presenter

Gene Waering has grown roses since he was nine years old in Jacksonville, FL, where he currently resides after nearly 40 years in New York City where he was an art dealer and also executive director of a foreign policy association. He edited the Centennial edition of the American Rose Annual in 2016 and co-edited several other rose volumes including The Sustainable Rose Garden(2010) with Pat Shanley and Peter Kukielski. He is past president of the Jacksonville Rose Society and current board member of both the Jacksonville Rose Society and the Manhattan Rose Society. He has a substantial collection of hand-colored rose botanical studies dating to the 18th century.


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