PHS Pop Up Gardens are temporary gardens that transform vacant spaces in Center City Philadelphia, creating beauty and providing gathering places for all to enjoy. The gardens serve as a showcase to re-use elements of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and to stage informal educational programs by PHS staff and partners. Garden signage and activities inform the public about PHS initiatives, especially PHS City Harvest, which grows fresh produce through a network of community gardeners and helps feed more than 1,000 families in need each week. These lush and inviting gardens invite all to get involved in the issue of food security and to share their ideas, recipes, and gardening tips.
In the summer of 2012, a vacant lot in Center City’s Rittenhouse neighborhood was transformed into a temporary garden and gathering place. The focus: the PHS City Harvest program, which grows fresh produce through a network of community gardens and helps feed more than 1,000 families in need each week.
The message was “bring everyone to the table” around the issue of food security. The garden was sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Firstrust Bank, and Castleway Properties LLC. Special thanks to everyone who visited the garden. From opening day to the closing celebration, more than 6,500 popped by the Pop Up Garden.
The garden is now closed.
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