Wash West Night in the PHS POP UP GARDEN!

posted May 30, 2013, 9:38 AM by Wash West   [ updated Jun 20, 2013, 5:05 AM ]

Our host, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, will recognize and honor neighbors for their commitment to creating and sustaining a green environment in Wash West.  Join in the applause at 6:00 PM when we honor:

Joe Baker Garden Coordinator, Louis I Kahn Park

Bobbie Camp & Romy Bukus Coordinators, South Street Community Garden

Cara Carroccia Coordinator, Waverly Street Community Garden 

April Gamache President, Seger Park Advisory Council

Connie Moore President, Friends of Louis I Kahn Park

Virginia Trosino Tree Planter

Pennsylvania Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University


Thanks to a partnership with the University of the Arts, the 2013 PHS Pop Up Garden encompasses the University's Dorrance Hamilton Hall, as well as a UArts-owned lot across the street at 313 S. Broad Street. This third-annual Pop Up Garden brings to light the relationship between horticulture and the arts, while also spotlighting the importance of local, healthy food.

The front of the space is PHS's official welcome area, greened with trees, an elevated lawn area, flowering plants, and enhanced with elements from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. The back of the lot hosts the garden's mobile beer garden, created by FCM and Groundswell Design Group.

The garden will serve as both an afternoon oasis and evening retreat (food service begins May 29). Monday-Friday from 11am-2pm , guests are invited to read, eat lunch, relax with friends, or simply enjoy their surroundings. During select afternoon hours, UArts students will be in the garden for special performances.

During mobile restaurant hours (Monday-Thursday, 5-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 1-11:00pm; and Sunday, 12-10:00pm), visitors will enjoy dining and drinking under trees and twinkling lights. Local craft beers, sangria, and root beer will be on tap, and served alongside a selection of grab-and-go locally sourced fare by Chef George Sabatino.