The Dean Bond Rose Garden includes over 650 roses, displaying over 200 different types that can be seen in flower from June through October, including a large collection of old fashioned shrub roses. Additional plantings of roses in other locations include recent introductions selected for their pest and disease resistence.
The Dean Bond Rose Garden commemorates Elizabeth Powell Bond, the Dean of Women at Swarthmore College from 1890 to 1906. This garden was made possible through a special bequest of Robert Pyle '97. Designed by Gertrude Wister in 1956, the rose garden exhibits the great diversity of roses, from climbers to modern hybrid teas.