PHS Cider | Photo by HughE Dillon
This year, the Philadelphia Flower Show‘s theme is “Celebrate The Movies” and they’ve taken their inspiration from Disney and Pixar films– which has been causing quite a bit of excitement among the sorts of people who can get excited over garden displays inspired by Finding Nemo.
But if you’re not the type of person who gets excited over flower displays shaped like clown fish, talking rats or Disney princesses, fear not. There’s other attractions you can check out if you find yourself at the Flower Show–and many of them have to do with food. Or booze. Or both. Which is awesome.
There are plenty of Flower Show food and drink options to choose from and each vendor has their own movie theme. Here’s a list of what they’ll be serving.
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The Passyunk Post was at the Passyunk Square Civic Association meeting when the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society presented two possible locations for this summer’s PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden. Being considered, is the former Ice House location, just in from the corner of 9th and Washington and a smaller lot at 9th and Wharton, near Pat’s and Geno’s Steaks.
The 9th and Washington Avenue location would surely help the Italian Market be seen as more than just a daytime destination while 9th and Wharton already has a lot of energy, 24-hours a day.
The Post also reports that in addition to this South Philadelphia location, PHS is considering a second garden in another area of the city this summer.
PHS pop up garden could be coming to one of these vacant lots [Passyunk Post]
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This Old City looks at the economic impact of this season’s pop-up garden by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. More than 52,000 people visited the beer garden on the 1400 block of South Street. That was more than twice the number of people who attended the Broad Street location in 2013. And the visitors didn’t just benefit PHS. This Old City reports that it benefited other businesses in the area, including those that already had liquor licenses, like Bob & Barbara’s. Bob Dix, the manager of the bar said:
It felt like we were looking at the future of the neighborhood. Middle of the summer, people didn’t have to go down to beach. It was like a mini-vacation. It jumpstarted a lot of new connections in the neighborhood, including for Bob & Barbara’s
Check out the whole article for more.
Economic Impact: The PHS pop-up brought more than 50,000 people to South Street West [This Old City]
Garden Variety Beer Garden
It doesn’t take much to realize that Philly loves its beer gardens. From Fishtown to the Art Museum, beer gardens are popping up everywhere. And Joe Sixpack took notice; today he wrote an article on the phenomena. “Beer gardens are suddenly so popular, the city’s tourism marketing agency is promoting a series of visits on Friday afternoons this summer.”
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Visit Philadelphia is kicking off a summer beer garden happy hour series. The twelve week series will feature six beer gardens on Friday afternoons. Each pop-up happy hour will include specials on food and local craft beer, as well as games led by the Visit Philly team.
It all starts at 4 p.m. at Morgan’s Pier. Check out the full schedule on UWISHUNU.
Announcing The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series [UWISHUNU]
David Fierabend of Groundswell Design Group has become one of our favorite people. He and his company were behind the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden from last summer that we just can’t stop praising. His company is also responsible for the landscape architecture at Morgan’s Pier, Talula’s Garden and the Waterfront Winterfest.
An impressive list but that’s nothing compared to the projects they have planned.
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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden on Broad Street is coming back this weekend.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is trying to cut through all this snow with a return of its super-successful Pop Up Garden. From Friday, February 14th through Sunday, February 16th, the garden will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be heated tents to make the weather bearable and Yards Brewing Company beers will pour. And check out the bright trees from Brian Hoffman Design.
The return of the pop-up garden is part of PHS’s Flower Bomb events. All part of the run-up towards the Philadelphia Flower Show.