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Syracuse Parks Department Hosts Rose Day in Thornden Park

thorndenPark - Vision localThe City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs hosted its annual Rose Day at Thornden Park’s E.M. Mills Rose Garden Wednesday, June 17, from 12:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m, officials stated. The Parks Department held the event in conjunction with the Syracuse Rose Society.

“The Thornden Park Rose Garden is a treasure in our parks system, and we are lucky to have such a rich variety of these beautiful plants in the heart of our city,” said Lazarus Sims, commissioner of parks, recreation, and youth programs. “I appreciate the support of the Syracuse Rose Society, and all the volunteers, and rose enthusiasts, whose love of the outdoors, and caring for these plants, make this garden possible.”

The Parks Department served light refreshments at the event, and Dixieland Update jazz band provided the entertainment. Syracuse acquired The E.M. Mills Rose Garden in 1921, and, since then, Sims said it has grown to be a popular destination for those visiting Thornden Park.

The garden features 368 varieties of roses, and over 3,850 individual plants.

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