Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Edmund Mills Rose Garden (Thornden Park) in June Bloom
MY CNY Parks: The Edmund Mills Rose Garden (Thornden Park) in June Bloom
A favorite spot on Syracuse's East Side, and from the University is the Edmund Mills Rose Garden created in 1923 at the corner of Ostrom Avenue and University Place, just on the edge of Thornden Park by the Syracuse Rose Society, which still maintains it. This formal garden, with its central pavilion surrounded by radiating trellised paths adorned with approximately 400 types of Roses (10,000 plants in all) is a favorite spot for wedding and graduation photos, and just for casual visitors. The roses are in bloom in June, and I visited the other day.