Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

A vibrant eastside neighborhood rich in history, culture, food and entertainment

Walking Tours

The Old Neighborhood Part II

Stop #29

Edmund Mills Rose Garden

  • Built: 1923
  • Architect: Unknown
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The Edmund Mills Rose Garden was created in 1923 at the corner of Ostrom Avenue and University Place by the Syracuse Rose Society, which still maintains it as part of Thornden Park. 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.