President’s Letter

Members and Friends

Happy Spring! Our 2023 season begins on Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. with Peter Bertrand’s always enlightening and informative Pruning and Planting Session in our rose garden at the Rogers Memorial Library.

The popular Children’s Mini Rose and Art workshop will take place on Friday, May 12 at the Library, and our 46th Annual Rose Show and third annual Rose Day in Southampton Village happens on Saturday, June 17.

I’m pleased to announce some new additions to our Board and Advisory Board: Selena May joins the Board as Publicity Chair, Wendy Serkin is now Dune Rose Chair and Anne White is Photography Chair. Perry Guillot, esteemed for his work in landscape architecture, has joined our Advisory Board. Look for a feature by him on pages 4–7 of this issue.

Our speaker at this year’s Luncheon/Lecture, to be held in the Morris Room at Rogers Memorial Library, will be Peter Ernst, designer of our beautiful rose garden at the library. We will close out our season with the annual Members Garden Party, graciously hosted this year by members Amanda and Rob Holmen.

Please join us in celebrating the beauty of roses and Southampton Village. I look forward to seeing you at this year’s events.

Warm regards,


Read the latest Dune Rose Spring 2023 Newsletter!

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

Southampton Rose Society
Events Calendar


Pruning and Planting Workshop with Peter Bertrand
Saturday, April 22, 10 to 12 pm
Location: SRS Rose Garden at Rogers Memorial Library,

Children’s Mini Rose and Art Workshop
Friday, May 12, 4 to 5pm
Location: Southampton Library Parking Lot

Annual Rose Show & Rose Day
Saturday, June 17

7:30 AM–9:30 AM: Setup
1 PM: Open for viewing
2 PM: Trophy presentation
Location: Morris Room, Rogers Memorial Library
Link to: 2023 Rose Show guidelines


Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 23, 11am
Location: Morris Room, Rogers Memorial Library

Luncheon/Lecture with Peter Ernst
Saturday, September 23, 12 Noon
Location: Morris Room, Rogers Memorial Library
Guest Speaker:
Peter Ernst, Landscape Architect of the RML Rose Garden
Click HERE to read Peter Ernst’s Biography
Price per Ticket: $120
Please pay by sending check to the SRS at PO Box 1022 Southampton, NY 11969
OR pay online with BUY NOW below.

2023 Luncheon Lecture with Peter Ernst on Saturday, September 23


Annual Members Garden Party
Saturday, September 30, 4 to 6pm
Location: At the home of Amanda and Rob Holmen
5 Bishops Court  Southampton, NY 11968

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 website: 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, the official 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