• Est. 2003

    We are a small family-run nursery dedicated to the preservation of vintage cold-hardy roses




    Sales at the nursery only. We do not ship.

    Custom propagation for any non-patented roses we grow.

    Email for available varieties.

  • Our Story

    Der Rosenmeister is the story of a hobby run amok!


    My grandmother, Sadie Wheat, loved growing roses. When she died, I got a cutting from one of her roses, a once blooming rambler, Dr. Van Fleet. It was while trying to identify it that I got hooked on roses.


    Der Rosenmeister officially began in April 2003 in the backyard of our home in downtown Ithaca. Needing more room to grow, we moved to our current location in 2003 on three acres of land just south of the City of Ithaca in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

  • In the Media

    Fraser Valley Rose Farm

    7 Rose Influencers Worth Watching

    Flock Finger Lakes

    Ep 039: Romantic Rose Garden Tour

    Flock Finger Lakes

    Ep 040: Propagate Roses Like a Pro

  • Explore the Nursery

  • The Stairs

    Stroll beneath vintage ramblers from the lower parking area to the terrace.

    The Terrace

    Sit by the fountain and smell the roses.

    The Fibonacci Spiral

    The proportions on the hardscape throughout the gardens are based on the Fibonacci sequence & resulting golden ratio (phi)

    The Rose Tunnel

    Wander through a 100' long tunnel of climbers and ramblers

    The Teahouse

    Sit in the shade by the creek and see the gardens.

    The Oak Arbor

    Sit beneath an espaliered weeping English oak and see more roses.

    Sales Area

    We offer a wide variety of own and grafted roses.

  • Contact/Visit/Hours

    304 Seven Mile Drive, Ithaca,NY
    May 1- June 30, weekends from 9-3, weekdays by appointment only.
    September 4,5,11,12 from 9-3
    (607) 351-1336