Updated June 2024



President’s Letter

Members and Friends,

Days are getting longer—with welcome hints of spring, and plans are underway for a Rose Society season filled with our favorite flowers and friends like you! Our exciting events for 2024 start soon, thanks to our donors, members and sponsors whose enthusi- asm and generous support make it happen!

We’re looking forward to April 20th when Peter Bertrand’s yearly Pruning & Planting Workshop kicks off the season. The event is an education for veteran rose gardeners and beginners alike. Peter takes the mystery out of planting bare root roses, and he’ll share tips to make sure you succeed! The session starts at 10:00 am in our rose garden at the Rogers Memorial Library.

Peter makes it easy for young gardeners too! On May 3, from 4-6 pm, he will conduct his yearly Children’s Mini Rose and Art Workshop at the library. This event keeps growing more popular with children and their parents.

Then, our biggest event will be on the horizon! The 47th annual SRS Rose Show at the Rogers Library will be held on Saturday, June 15. Please save the date!Last year’s show had a record turnout of entrees and visitors, due to the prodigious efforts of SRS Rose Show Chair Valerie Hanley and her volunteers. Many thanks also go to the generosity of Peter Marino, Pamela Nigro and John Kern for donating new sterling silver trophies for entrants to win in the years to come. All told, there’s a judging class for nearly every rose grower now, from beginners to experts, so I hope you’ll come and join the fun.

That same day is Rose Day in the Village of Southampton, led by Selena May and Lisa Vahradian. Shops in the Village are encouraged to decorate their windows in a rose display competition. It’s the official day to celebrate roses, the official flower of Southampton.

The SRS Cocktail Party Fundraiser will be held Friday, August 9th at a beautiful estate in Southampton Village. Please save the date!

For the most current SRS news and rose show details visit:www.southamptonrose. org and Southampton Rose Society on Facebook and Instagram.

Special thanks to Peter Marino for lending his presence to this issue of Dune Rose. Please enjoy his interview inside.

The Board and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Warm regards,


Read the latest Dune Rose Spring 2024 Newsletter!

See photos from last year’s
Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser
Children’s Mini Rose and Art Workshop Event

Southampton Rose Society
Events Calendar


Planting and Pruning Workshop with Peter Bertrand
Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10 to 12pm
Location: SRS Rose Garden at the Rogers Memorial Library,

Children’s Mini Rose and Art Workshop
Friday, May 3, 2024 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Morris Room at the Rogers Memorial Library

Annual Rose Show & Rose Day
Saturday, June 15, 2024

SETUP: 7:30am to 9:30am
1pm: Open for viewing
3pm: Trophy presentation
Location: Morris Room at the Rogers Memorial Library
Link to: 2024 Rose Show Guidelines

Members Garden Party
Sunday, July 7, 2024 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Garden of Jim Berkot & Michael Staples

Cocktail Party & Fundraiser
Friday, August 9, 2024 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: At a beautiful estate in Southampton Village
Click HERE to buy tickets

Annual Members Meeting
Saturday, September 14, 2024 from 11am to 12pm
Location: The Meadow Club
Luncheon Lecture with Peter Ernst
Saturday, September 14, 2024 from 12pm to 3pm
Location: The Meadow Club
Guest Speaker: Peter Ernst
Landscape Architect of the RML Rose Garden
Click HERE to read Peter Ernst’s Biography

Please help the Southampton Rose Society maintain the tradition of beauty throughout our village by making a contribution today.
Mail a check to:
The Southampton Rose Society 
PO Box 1022 Southampton, NY 11969
Donate by Credit card via Paypal with this website link