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The Flower Show

PHS Announces Spring Opening of the PHS Pop UP Gardens

March 26, 2024

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PHS Pop Up Garden Manayunk - summer 22

Discover your green thumb at garden eateries featuring fun for you and your doggie friends including a bar, restaurant, events, games, and a community garden 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 27, 2024 – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is thrilled to usher in Spring with the highly anticipated re-opening of the PHS Pop Up Gardens at Manayunk and South Street! Discover PHS’s spectacular outdoor gardens that feature stunning plants and flowers, a tasty selection of food and drink, and fun entertainment options.  

CREDIT: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 

Come out and drink and dine for a green cause, knowing that proceeds from a great time out with your loved ones (both furry and human!) will support the nonprofit PHS’s important work advancing health and well-being through year-round greening work in the Philadelphia region. 

Calling all sports lovers! Both locations have added televisions so that you won’t miss your favorite home teams or the 2024 Summer Olympics! 

If you loved the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and wondered what happens to the beautiful plants in the exhibits, come see them re-homed in both Pop Up Gardens. Charming tulips join hundreds of other flowering plants and shrubs that are given a second home while continuing to build on PHS’s sustainability efforts.  

For more information on our season-long events calendar, please visit below.

Both venues are open daily as of Friday, March 29, and will remain open through late Fall. Both venues are open daily as of Friday, March 29, and will remain open through late Fall. 

Follow @phspopupgardens on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to speed with PHS Pop Up Gardens throughout the season. 

South Street 

South Street celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2024! In honor of this milestone, the garden will feature a special $10 cocktail each month beginning in May, culminating with a birthday bash in September to honor all the fun and memories created over the last decade. 

New this season is an expanded menu of frozen cocktails in rainbow hues. Enjoy these refreshing, colorful drinks and cheers to the beginning of the outdoor dining season! 


Manayunk has expanded all its plantings to be native North American plants! If you ever wanted to see what different North American forests look like -- including eastern woodlands, an oak savannah, a woodland edge, or a swamp -- come grab a drink and check out the beautiful and environmentally beneficial plantings in this garden. 

Food and Beverage 

PHS Pop Up Gardens offers a menu that consists of craveable, delicious fare featuring vegetarian, vegan, and meat-based options, plus water bowls and treats for your doggie BFF, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Both gardens will provide creative cocktails, outdoor-perfect frozen drinks, exquisite wines, craft beers, and tasty non-alcoholic options. 

Activities and Events 

Both locations host bi-weekly activities that include free and ticketed events. Come learn more about the joy of gardening!  

Look for the return of our popular Garden Party Series, free concerts put on in partnership with Astral Artists. Come enjoy a variety of classical musicians perform live. 

The Pop Up Gardens’ monthly free Plant Swap events will continue to take place on the first Monday in Manayunk and the first Tuesday on South Street. Throughout the season, guests who visit South Street can acquire new plants for their homes thanks to Solo Real Estate, a Center City-based independent real estate company committed to sustainably investing in communities.  

Solo Real Estate will be co-hosting the monthly Plant Swaps with giveaways of horticultural favorites such as summer bulbs, flowering annuals, houseplants, succulents, tulips, daffodil bulbs, and more. They will also provide complimentary lettuce blend seeds, tote bags and recycling containers that guests can take home throughout the season. New this year, guests who attend the plant swaps have two chances to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to a plant store of their choice. To enter, post a photo of your #PlantSwapScore tagging @SoloRealEstate and @PHSGardening on Instagram. Winners will be announced in mid-summer and late fall. 

Deborah Solo, owner of Solo Real Estate, said, “We’ve been sponsoring the PHS Pop Up Garden on South Street since 2018. We are proud to support the work they do to revitalize vacant land and develop initiatives that contribute to making our city a great place to live.” 

For those looking for interactive experiences, several hands-on events will be held throughout the season. Join a botanical watercolor class where you can discover your inner artist or take a composting class to learn how to turn trash into garden treasure. These and other fun ways to gather, learn, and build community are available all season long at no or low cost to guests. 

Hours and Locations 

The Pop Up Garden at Manayunk 
106 Jamestown Avenue (just off of Main St.) 
Philadelphia, PA 19127 
Monday-Thursday: 5:00-10:00pm 
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am 
Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm 

The Pop Up Garden at South Street 
1438 South Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19146 
Monday-Wednesday: 5:00-10:00pm  
Thursday: 5:00-11:00pm 
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am 
Sunday: 12:00-9:00pm  


The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization founded in 1827, uses horticulture to advance the health and well-being of the Greater Philadelphia region. PHS programs create healthier living environments, increase access to fresh food, expand access to jobs and economic opportunity, and strengthen deeper social connections between people. PHS’s work spans 250 neighborhoods; an expansive network of public gardens and landscapes; year-round learning experiences; and the nation’s signature gardening event, the Philadelphia Flower Show. PHS provides everyone with opportunities to garden for the greater good as a participant, member, donor, or volunteer. 


The PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street is sponsored by Solo Real Estate as part of their continued efforts to encourage environmental stewardship and invest in neighborhoods throughout the city. Solo Real Estate is an independently owned family brokerage based in Center City, Philadelphia that has been in business since 1951 and we pride ourselves on our decades of expertise in real estate investment and property management. For more information, please visit solorealty.com