Our roses are going into their dormant phase; however, our attention must now be focused on their spring awakening. Rose care is a fine art and as such, it is expensive to promote and sustain their gorgeous blooms which exist for all of us to enjoy. Many of you might not realize that the roses in public spaces throughout the Village of Southampton, whether at the extensive rose garden at the Roger’s Memorial Library, in front of the Southampton Cultural Center, on the side of Shippy’s restaurant, by Town and Country real estate, or in front of Little Red restaurant, that they are all privately funded by the Southampton Rose Society (SRS).  Even today, many are under the impression that the roses are publicly funded but this is not the case. Consequently, the SRS relies on donors like you to help us in our endeavor to beautify the Village with magnificent roses.

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 February 12, 2019

2019 Events Calendar

Dates and times are not yet completely finalized for all 2018 events, but we are planning the following events. Please attend as many as you can!

Pruning and Planting Workshop with Peter Bertrand

Location: SRS Rose Garden at Roger’s Memorial Library

FRIDAY, MAY 10 at 4 PM
Children’s Mini Rose and Art Workshop with Peter Bertrand

Location: Roger’s Memorial Library Morris Room (lower level)

43rd Annual Rose Show

Location: Roger’s Memorial Library Morris Room (lower level)

Southampton Fourth of July Parade

Location: Southampton Village Railroad Plaza to Agawam Park

FRIDAY, JULY 12 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Roses and Rosé Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser

Location: Southampton’s Linden Estate

Annual Members Garden Party

Location: A member’s beautiful garden

Annual Members Meeting and Luncheon/Lecture

Location: The Meadow Club 555 First Neck Lane Southampton, NY 11968


The 2019 Board Of Directors
Kim White,  President
Lyn Hamer,  First Vice President
Carol Kroupa, Second Vice President
Cornelia Bostwick, Financial Vice President/Treasurer
Lynn Weiden, Membership Chair
Elisabet Lillywhite, Secretary
Diane Vahradian, Rose Show Co-Chair
Maureen O’Leary, Rose Show Co-Chair
Lulu Keszler, Publicity Chair
Greg D’Elia, Special Projects

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

Advisory Board
Jim Berkrot  (Pres. Emer.2015-2018)
Perter Bertrand
Tiss Bliss
Cynthia Brodsky (Pres Emer 2000-2001)
Adeline Christie (Pres Emer 2006-2007)
Helga R Dawn
Harvey Feinstein (Pres Emer 1992-1997)
Carole Guest
Huguette Hersch
Jane Indoe (Pres Emer 2004-2005)
Maggie Kirkbride
Christl Meszkat
Dorothy Nigro (Pres Emer 1976-1978)
Nancy Rollins
Jane Rose