President’s Letter

Members and Friends

I hope you are enjoying the summer! Our events so far have been terrific. Peter Bertrand’s Pruning & Planting workshop was enlightening as always, and it was followed by a very special ceremony in honor of the first presi- dent of the SRS, Dorothy Nigro.

The annual Children’s Mini Rose & Art Workshop led by Peter Bertrand took place on May 12 at the Rogers Memorial Library and drew a lively group of kids and parents.

This year’s Rose Show was the best we’ve ever had—well organized and very well run. Valerie Hanley and her team of volunteers did an outstanding job setting up the Morris Room, checking in entrants, placing the entries on the tables and assisting with questions. John Doherty, Peter Marino and Alixandra Baker won multiple trophies for their roses. Sincere thanks to our esteemed judges—Pat Shanley, American Rose Society past president (and SRS member) and accredited judge, and Louis Arce, president of the Long Island Rose Society, ARS Board member and accredited judge.

Our thanks to the Nigro family and Peter Marino for donating two new sterling silver trophies for the rose show. Bravo to all participants in the show and thanks to all our members who helped make it a resounding success!

Numerous shops in the Village participated in the rose display competition on Rose Day with roses in their windows; Brazil Breeze won the competition and receives a one year membership in the SRS. Thanks to Selena May for getting the vendors to participate!

We are looking forward to the luncheon/lecture in September, which will be held in the Morris Room at the library. Our featured speaker is Peter Ernst. who designed the magnificent garden at the Rogers Memorial Library.

Enjoy the last of Summer! I look forward to seeing everyone at our remaining events.

Warm regards,


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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 3pm to 6pm
Location: Morris Room at the Rogers Memorial Library

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

7:30 AM–9:30 AM: Setup
1 PM: Open for viewing
3 PM: 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

Cocktail Party Fundraiser
August (Date being confirmed)

Luncheon/Lecture with Peter Ernst
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Location: The Meadow Club
Guest Speaker:
Peter Ernst, Landscape Architect of the RML Rose Garden
Click HERE to read Peter Ernst’s Biography


Help support the Southampton Rose Society with our

Dear Members and Friends,

The Southampton Rose Society’s Guardian Angel Program, (GAP), helps fund the maintenance of the five (5) gardens in Southampton Village that the SRS maintains.
Each year a donor can be a Guardian Angel for any one or more of the five SRS Gardens.
A plaque, with the donor or designee’s name will be placed at the garden of his/her choice.
The cost per garden per year is $2500.
The Guardian Angel will be paired with the garden of their choice on a first come, first served basis.
Therefore, if your first preference has already been taken The Board will assign you to the next available garden, following your numbered preferences.
In the event that more than one donor earmarks the same garden, the designation will be determined by the postmark on the envelope denoting your preferences and check or if you choose to pay electronically via our by the time stamp sent from the website when you make your payment and denote your preferences.
Please consider filling the “gap” by joining The Guardian Angel Program (GAP), so that the Southampton Rose Society can continue to beautify the Village – which salutes the Rose, theofficial flower of the Village of Southampton

The Board of The Southampton Rose Society

Yes, I want to support the Guardian Angel Program. The gardens are numbered in order of preference:

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!

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