Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Lovers of Design

Each year, publishers release dozens of hefty tomes full of eye-popping photographs of striking new buildings and drop-dead-gorgeous interiors. In addition to keeping your coffee […]


Six Great Children’s Gardens to Visit for Mother’s Day

There are so very many different ways to fete the mom of your kiddies on Mother’s Day: breakfast in bed, a fancy brunch, takeout Chinese. […]


DO THIS: Discover the Gardens of South Philadelphia

The South Philly Food Co-op (SPFC) is gearing up for its South Philly Garden Tour. The fourth annual event is a fundraiser for SPFC’s efforts […]


Neighborhood Gardens Trust Plans Community Gardens Day in June

The Neighborhood Gardens Trust launched on Wednesday at the Summer Winter Garden in Powelton Village. The group represents the next iteration of the Neighborhood Garden […]


Community Garden Profile: American Street’s Huerta del Pueblo

The community garden on American Street between Somerset and Cambria is a project of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, a social service organization in North Philly. […]

Northern Liberties backyard garden

Garden Profile: Artist’s Cherry Tree in a Back Yard in Northern Liberties

Artist Julie Stone Waring bought her house in Northern Liberties almost 15 years ago, and her garden has changed a lot over the years. At […]


Mind-Boggling West Philly Container Garden

Plant lovers in West Philly have probably noticed this house at 47th and Baltimore because it has one of the most exuberant rooftop gardens I’ve […]

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From the Garden: Beautiful, Unruly Irises Are Now in Bloom

Irises are my very favorite flower. They’re beautiful in a weird, unruly way, like orchids. They come in many colors and sizes, from big grapefruit-sized […]

A lovely garden at 1914 Mt. Vernon St. in Philadelphia

Secret Gardens

Private outdoor spaces in the city aren’t like unicorns or the tooth fairy—they really do exist. Walled-in gardens are a luxurious find in an urban […]

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Public Gardens: Morris Arboretum

Judging by my Facebook timeline, half of Philadelphia went to the Shore this past weekend. The other half was at Morris Arboretum. Before I started […]


Garden Profile: The Old Tennis Court Farm

It’s only the fourth season for this community garden in Germantown, and already 51 plots have been hacked out of the asphalt of a row […]


What’s Blooming Now in Philadelphia Gardens? Columbine Flowers

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Avenue of the Arts Pop-Up Garden Opens Next Week, Sangria Included [RENDERING]

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will open another of its pop-up gardens next week across from the Kimmel Center on Broad Street. This year’s garden […]