Philadelphia boasts several hundred community gardens, and each of them has a story to tell. Join the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Jeff Barg to learn how a half dozen of the most interesting of these green oases came to be. This tour will be in held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Community Gardens Day, a citywide celebration organized by the Neighborhood Gardens Trust.
Here's what's on tap:
• Seedy Acres (918-922 N. Leithgow) is a preserved garden well-hidden on tiny Leithgow Street in now densely developed Northern Liberties.
• Spring Gardens (18th and North Street) is a crown jewel in the Philadelphia community garden landscape located just north of Center City.
• Schuylkill River Park Garden (25th and Spruce) Created on the site of a former brickyard and B&O Railroad Siding, this 70- plot garden was created in 1988 and was placed the Smithsonian Institutions’s Archives of American Gardens in 2007.
• Keith Haring and Concert Gardens, are two Point Breeze community spaces that highlight the Philadelphia’s tradition of creating murals in concert with community gardens to cultivate a distinct and unique sense of place.
• 2000 Fitzwater (2042-44 Fitzwater). An NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat, this award-winning garden is frequently visited by butterflies and has an active beehive.
The tour ends at the Community Gardens Day Celebration at the 15th and South Street Pop Up. A light lunch will be provided, plus there will be music, raffles and more.