Rose Garden and Magnolia Garden
Locust St. btwn. 4th and 5th Sts.
While touring the sights of Old City and Society Hill, take a minute to stop and smell the roses. A cobblestone path leads through the Rose Garden, a tribute to the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The buds reach their peak in June.
It was planted by the Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving American history.
Just across the street, the smaller Magnolia Garden was built in honor of George Washington, who apparently loved the magnolia tree. The 13 magnolia trees bordering the garden represent the 13 original colonies.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition