Updated June 30, 2020

Letter from the Board

Dear Members and Friends,

We hope that you are staying safe, healthy, and happy. This Winter and Spring have been particularly difficult because of COVID-19 and its consequent restrictions.
The Southampton Rose Society has had to cancel its educational Pruning and Planting Session, The Children’s Mini-Rose & Art Program, its Rose Show and Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser. But now that the summer is here, the Roses are in full bloom and our gardens are showing signs of new life in the form of scent, color and beauty.
As many of you know the Rose is our National Flower, New York State’s official flower, and it is now the official flower of Southampton Village. The Southampton Rose Society currently maintains five Rose gardens in Southampton Village and is contemplating creating another one at a soon to be disclosed location.
The present gardens are located at The Rogers Memorial Library, in front of the Cultural Center, on the side of Shippy’s Restaurant, at the entrance to the parking lot on Hampton Road near Town & Country, and off Job’s Lane beside the restaurant which was formerly Little Red, hope you visit and enjoy them!
With all good wishes,

The Board of the Southampton Rose Society

Please help the Southampton Rose Society maintain the tradition of beauty throughout our village by making a contribution today by:
Mailing a check to the Southampton Rose Society 

PO Box 1022 Southampton, NY 11969
Using Credit card via Paypal through this website link

The Southampton Rose Society is an organization dedicated to beautifying the Village of Southampton by maintaining 5 public gardens including the magnificent Rose Garden at the Rogers Memorial Library. The SRS also offers numerous educational lectures by some of the world’s most famous rosarians, gardeners, photographers and perfumers.
Show your support by becoming a Rose Garden Angel!

Updated April 10, 2020

2020 Events Calendar

Dates and times are not yet completely finalized for all 2020 events, but we are planning the following events. Please attend as many as you can!

Saturday, April 18 at 10 AM
Pruning and Planting Workshop
Location: SRS Rose Garden at Rogers Memorial Library,

Friday, May 8 at 4 PM
Children’s Mini Rose and Art Workshop
Location: Morris Room, Rogers Memorial Library,
Must pre-register at the Children’s Room

Saturday, June 20
44th Annual Rose Show
7:30-9:30 AM  Set up
1-4 PM   Rose Show
Location: Morris Room, Rogers Memorial Library

Saturday, July 4 at 10 AM
Southampton Fourth of July Parade
Location: Southampton Village
Railroad Plaza to Agawam Park

Friday, July 17
Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser
Location: To be announced in spring

2020 Cocktail Party Fundraiser

Sunday, September 13
Annual Members Garden Party
Location: The home of Alixandra and Stuart Baker

Annual Members Meeting
To be determined

Annual Luncheon & Lecture
To be determined


The 2020 Board Of Directors
Helga Dawn,  President
Lyn Hamer,  First Vice President
Carol Kroupa, Second Vice President
Michelle Lindsay, Third Vice President
Cornelia Bostwick, Secretary Treasurer
Lynn Weiden, Membership Chair
Lisa Vahradian, Rose Show Co-Chair
Maureen O’Leary, Rose Show Co-Chair
Greg D’Elia, Special Projects

Standing Committee
Helga R. Dawn, SRS Rose Garden Chair
Peter Bertrand, Education Chair

Advisory Board
Alixandra Baker
Jim Berkrot  (Pres. Emer.2015-2018)
Perter Bertrand
Tiss Bliss
Cynthia Brodsky (Pres Emer 2000-2001)
Sean MFK Bruns
Adeline Christie (Pres Emer 2006-2007)
Harvey Feinstein (Pres Emer 1992-1997)
Carole Guest
Huguette Hersch
Jane Indoe (Pres Emer 2004-2005)
Lulu Keszler
Christl Meszkat
Nancy Rollins
Jane Rose
Diane Vahradian
Kim White (Pres Emer 2018-2019)