On Jean Street, right behind Ace Garden on Grand Avenue, is a hidden gem. And the roses are still blooming, though take this opportunity to note ''see Rose Garden'' next year the week after Mother's Day, when it's at its prime.
I enjoyed the garden by myself last Sunday, morning cup of tea in hand, though it's a great place to get work done while younger kids romp around or look for tadpoles in the shallow lilypad pond. Very stroller-friendly. I even caught up with a family friend there one evening years ago, with gin and tonics at hand in a Thermos!