The Jacksonville Rose Society is a non-profit organization, established in 1954. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, we are an affiliate of The American Rose Society
As stated in our charter, the purpose of our organization is to encourage the scientific study of plants and their culture, specifically roses, both old and modern, and to encourage the planting of roses for civic beautification.
Stephen Scanniello is the Curator for the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden and President of the Heritage Rose Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1986 devoted to the preservation of old roses. The Heritage Rose Foundation has several projects active around the country, including the beautiful Ruth’s Garden recently planted at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.
In 2009 Stephen was honored as a Great Rosarian of the World. In May of 2013 he was the recipient of the Jane Righter Rose Medal from the Garden Club of America for his ongoing work in rose preservation and education. In 2014 Stephen served as the President for the Concours International de Roses Nouvelles de Bagatelle.
Stephen grows many roses in his garden in Barnegat, NJ.
Stephen plans on having A Rose by Any Name available for sale at our meeting and will be available for autographs.
For the Heritage Rose Foundation membership application click here.