The Rose Garden in the center of a landscaped area bounded by Locust and Walnut Street and 4th and 5th Streets, was donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution in honor of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and dedicated in May 1971. This delightful garden showcases antique roses, which are at their peak in June. At the garden entrance, notice the cobblestone paving, which was once the courtyard of a stable;it dates from about 1796. The Garden includes some 250 roses consisting of 96 varieties. Among these are the "Old Bush" rose (Chines Monthly Perpetual) and the green flowered rose (Rosa chinensis viridiflora). Unlike the modern hybrid roses, the majority of these roses flower only once a year (June).
In order to have a wedding ceremony in the garden, a permit must be approved in advance. All ceremonies are limited to 35 persons and 20 chairs (supply your own). Usually, ceremonies are limited to two hours and only a small, battery operated stereo is permitted. If you have questions, please call 215-597-9205.
Wedding photography not connected with a ceremony is by permit only. Please note, the garden is not always in bloom (usually in May and June) and we recommend a visit to the site in advance of the photography.
Last updated: December 8, 2015