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Visit a PHS garden or landscape to help build stronger social connections with your community.
For Neighborhoods
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Explore programs that create healthy, livable environments and increase access to fresh food.
For Gardeners
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Engage with PHS on gardening, whether you’re an expert or a beginner.
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Volunteer

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We love our volunteers! Volunteering at PHS is a great way to make a difference and create a positive change in the community. Every year, thousands of volunteers come together and share their love for horticulture through volunteering at PHS events. No previous experience is necessary – we give you the training you need. The only thing you need is your enthusiasm and love for all things gardening. Everyone makes a difference.

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by creating an account in VolunteerHub. You can sign up for current volunteer events and select what you'd like to do in the future.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PHS volunteer opportunities may be limited. We are providing updates weekly to keep our members, volunteers, and participants informed.

Make a difference with PHS. Contact us with your questions.

Azalea Garden Workdays

Every third Saturday of the month
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs, there is work for all ages!

Eastern State Penitentiary

Terrace Garden Workdays
Every second Saturday from April to November
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join PHS and other volunteers to help beautify one of Philadelphia's historic prisons.

Grow and Share with Harvest 2020

Harvest 2020 is a new PHS program focused on addressing growing hunger and food insecurity in the Philadelphia region. PHS is asking our powerful community to dig in and plant more food crops this year with extra to share. 

Navy Yard Volunteer Workday and Plant I.D. Walk

Select Thursdays in September and October

Registration required. Spend the afternoon aside the Delaware River waterfront of the Philadelphia Navy Yard along with PHS gardeners. Brush up on your knowledge of perennial and hardwood plants, and help maintain some of the site’s new perennial gardens. Each session includes a 30-minute walk that will cover the site’s plant species and maintenance practices used in PHS public landscapes.

PHS Meadowbrook Farm Gardening

Every Wednesday throughout the year
Tuesdays and Thursdays through June.

Registration Required. Work alongside the friendly and experienced garden team at the beautiful PHS Meadowbrook Farm.

Tree Planting Workdays 

The Spring planting has been cancelled. Learn more about our Tree Programs and how you can help moving forward.