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E.M. Mills Rose Garden

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Thornden Park,, Syracuse, NY
+1 315-475-3000
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a late start

Because of the unusally cold spring the gardens are not as advanced this year, as we get into... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
michaelbQ168AO
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Fayetteville, New York
not to be missed

this is a must-see in the summer and late spring--there are so many different varieties of roses... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2018
mjanack
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Clinton, New York
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Thornden Park,, Syracuse, NY
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Because of the unusally cold spring the gardens are not as advanced this year, as we get into summer this is something that all rose lovers will take to heart

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

this is a must-see in the summer and late spring--there are so many different varieties of roses, you can spend a couple of hours making your way around, smelling them all (they don't all smell the same!)

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited when most of the roses were in bloom and it was breath taking! Such a nice retreat from the City. We will def go again!

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Reviewed June 30, 2017

It was amazing, there were so many different roses in different shapes and different colors. Our problem was to find parking. We succeeded eventually. We stayed here for an hour. It was so lovely. In the middle of it all was a gazebo. The rose...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Really pretty little garden, with lots of different rose varieties to appreciate. It's close to the university, so nice for taking photos or something if you're in town for an event. There are some benches and pathways, but it's quite tiny. The roses are in...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Many varieties of roses in this garden. Many are old-fashioned varieties with wonderful scents. Nice to stroll in.

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Reviewed May 20, 2017

A beautiful day in Syracuse and children with too much energy! We headed over to Thornden park while in the SU area. The park is pretty large. Plenty of places for the kids to go running. No roses in the rose garden during our visit...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2017

If you want to relax and escape the busy city, this park will provide that atmosphere. The park was quiet, peaceful, and clean. The rose garden was in bloom during the time I visited. The park was an easy walk from Marriott Hotel at downtown...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2017

I grew up in this park and visit the Rose Garden at least once a year. Friends of mine got married there one year, as do many couples every year. It's a beautiful, serene place to walk through!

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is one of the top 10 rose gardens in America !! Located right next to Syracuse University ! A must see if you come to Syracuse ! I go see it every May !

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Roxanne D
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Krista S | Reviewed this property |
A great place to walk a dog on a leash!
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Violet5858
June 24, 2016|
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Response from Rick M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open all summer, but earlier is better than August. Its not gated, so its open 24x7.
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Stephanie C
March 20, 2016|
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Response from Kimberly O |
Peak bloom happens the second and third week of June. There will be roses on bloom from late May to October unless we get early hard freezes.
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