Maplewood Park History

Maplewood Rose Garden History – 1953-Present

Maplewood Rose Garden History – 1953-Present

The Maplewood Rose Garden experienced many changes after its inaugural Annual Rose Day in June 1952, including the dedication of the Frank A. Stecher Memorial Fountain in 1958.

View History


The Greater Rochester Rose Society

The GRRS was founded in 1919 to help its members and others learn more about the beloved rose. The GRRS is an affiliate chapter of the American Rose Society, which also provides a wealth of information about growing roses successfully.

Meets from 7 to 9pm
First Tuesday of most months
First Unitarian Church
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610

No meetings in January or February; picnic or tours elsewhere in the summer.

For information about meetings, rose shows, and membership, email the Society at