THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Dean Bond Rose Garden

The Dean Bond Rose Garden holds over 600 roses, displaying over 200 different types. It was established to memorialize Elizabeth Powell Bond, the Dean of Women at Swarthmore College from 1890 to 1906. It has become a tradition for graduating seniors of Swarthmore College to have roses pinned on their gowns for commencement. Roses in this garden are separated by type in different beds, highlighting species roses and old garden roses, as well as hybrid teas, floribundas, and grandifloras. The perimeter of the collection is planted with climbing roses. Although spring is the peak season for roses, they continue to bloom until frost.

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