Holcomb Gardens

4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Completed in 1950, the gardens rest amid the natural serenity afforded by surrounding trees and picturesque hills overlooking a small lake andan historic canal. It is composed of 20 acres with thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs and other horticultural specimens, the lake, the waterfalls,the garden house, the poets’ corner (a niche of stone benches on which are inscribed quotations of famous poets: Shakespeare, Tennyson, Wordsworth, Millay, Arnold and Bryant) and the philosophers’ bench (a similar area with quotations of famous philosophers: Socrates, Jesus, Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Gandhi, Hegel and Rousseau). 

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