Simone de Beauvoir Rose Garden
Photo courtesy of Pepperchino
Public rose garden Listing last updated on 17 Jan 2020.
501 S Lake St
GARY, Indiana 46403
USDA Zone: 6b
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I started the rose garden that stretches around Carter G. Woodson branch of the Gary public library in the hot summer of 2016 when I was moving from Evanston Illinois to Miller Beach, Indiana. I brought with me to Indiana almost all of my roses (see the Pepperchino garden) and some I planted around my new home. The Miller Garden Club generously offered me the space around the library building and I planted there almost 100 old garden roses, all of different hybrids, more than half of them French.
I dedicated this rose garden to Simone de Beauvoir, the French thinker who visited Miller Beach while Nelson Algren was still living here. All the roses and plants in the garden are hybrids and species found in existence before World War II; my intent is to make it a TIME CAPSULE, a place to read and freely exchange ideas of humanism and feminism, education, social justice, and empowerment; to walk and admire the roses of times long past and tell their story.
2018 is the third year of the "Simone de Beauvoir" rose garden.