Saturday, March 25
Exhibit: Mary's Gardens
All Day
Location: Roesch Library
Cost: Free and open to all.

University Libraries presents three exhibitions celebrating Mary's Gardens. Walk through a living indoor garden filled with flowers and plants named for Mary. Next, engage with the history of the Mary’s Gardens movement through the personal collection of the founder, John S. Stokes Jr. Then, take in the beauty of flowers inspired by Mary from new paintings by artist Holly Schapker.

Mary’s Gardens was founded in 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to research the hundreds of flowers named in medieval times as symbols of the Blessed Virgin Mary; as recorded by botanists, folklorists and lexicographers; and to assist in the planting of Mary Gardens today.

The Marian Library holds the John Stokes and Mary's Garden collection, containing the personal papers of Mary's Gardens cofounder, John S. Stokes, Jr.

Contact Information:
Name: University Libraries
Phone: 937-229-4265