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    • Zoning notice sign at NKCDC Garden Center.

PHS Pop-Up Garden proposed in Fishtown stopped by neighbor concerns, displaced compost co-op

Some Fishtown neighbors didn’t like the idea of having a seasonal Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden open in their backyard. Or at least that’s what they said on Facebook,…

    • Kite and Key / Emma Lee

Proposal to transform base of Ben Franklin Bridge trips at the start

A few years ago, planners from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) approached the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) with an idea: Monument Plaza, the barren concrete pedestal for Isamu Noguchi’s sometimes…

    • New entrance, landscaping and bench at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: Just off the Schuylkill River Trail, a new entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery

For years and years, well-to-do Philadelphians have been just dying to get into Laurel Hill Cemetery. But thanks to a recently completed traffic calming and storm water management project, gaining access…

    • Winterfest begets Summerfest / Emma Lee, WHYY

With change of season, parks popping up all over Philly

In Philadelphia, Memorial Day weekend is not just the unofficial start of summer, but the start of pop-up season, when temporary public parks begin popping up. One of the most successful…

    • Overlooking Potential Green Space

PHS has bold plans to redo base of Ben Franklin Bridge

When Isamu Noguchi finally built his A Bolt of Lightning … A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin in 1984, not everyone was a fan. The Inquirer called it a “propped-up monument…

    • Plans for Kelly Drive and Laurel Hill

PHS begins to plant plans for transformed spaces, including new Kelly Drive entrance for Laurel Hill

In 2013, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society identified seven areas across the city where its Civic Landscape Initiative would work to “transform the landscape” and create “memorable public art spaces.” While that…

    • PHS Fall Festival

PHS Fall Festival grows at The Navy Yard

The PHS Fall Festival on Saturday, September 20, at The Navy Yard will offer new attractions, including shopping at the popular Franklin Flea and toasting the start of autumn in the beer…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park hammock grove | Matt Stanley, courtesy of DRWC
Eyes on the Street

Pop-up lessons in adaptation and magic

Philly has taken the pop-up bait hook, line and sinker. Or maybe hammock, lantern, and shipping container. We’re hopelessly into these low-cost but high-impact temporary “placemaking” projects that turn underused spots…

    • South Street pop up / courtesy YIP

How the Pop-Ups can actually prop up their neighbors

This summer, beer gardens have been popping up like dandelions, causing some legislators to say they are ready to start pulling weeds. But most Philadelphians – including the folks who run…

    • Summer Winter Community Garden in its Powelton Village neighborhood

New gardens, new tools, and a summer garden tour

Under the wrought-iron arch of one of its most established community gardens, the Neighborhood Gardens Trust Wednesday announced the preservation of two new ones, a city-wide summer garden party, and the…

    • Psychylustro's orange and white pops over Glenwood Green Acres
Eyes on the Street

Wild strokes and wildflowers color the Northeast Corridor through Philly

Glenwood Green Acres is a 30-year old community garden at North 18th and Glenwood Avenue, a 4-acre green oasis on the site of a former factory that burned down. The garden…

    • Mantua Peace Garden this spring, photo courtesy PHS

New Neighborhood Gardens Trust launches this week with goals to better target garden preservation, protect more land

The revamped community garden advocacy organization Neighborhood Gardens Trust will make its official debut this week, armed with a new board of directors, a tighter alliance with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society…

    • Philadelphia Flower Show

PHS launches search for perfect “Green Room” host

Video auditions will find the “IT” spokesperson for Flower Show social media hub Have you always wanted to be the next Ryan Seacrest? Do you idolize Cat Deeley from So You…

    • Nancy Goldenberg

In Profile: Nancy Goldenberg of the Parks & Rec Commission

Nancy Goldenberg has led a charmed career, she knows that. From the internships she scored while a student at George Washington University in the late 1970s — first at the National…

    • PWD's Flower Show exhibit won the PHS Sustainability Award. Expect it to turn up in a new location soon.

PHS Flower Show wins 11 international awards

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show received 11 international awards for excellence for the 2013 presentation, “Brilliant!”, at ceremonies held Sept. 16 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The honors included seven Gold Awards, the…

    • A vacant lot maintained by PHS through the Vacant Lot Stabilization program located on 6th and Berks.
Eyes on the Street

Philly's LandCare Program cleans, greens and reduces crime

This week Philadelphia has served as both host and case study for the 2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference. With 40,000 vacant lots, Philadelphia is no stranger to the issues linked…

    • Shot Tower Sprayground
Eyes on the Street

City's newest sprayground opens at Shot Tower Rec Center

Like a sweet reward for getting through last week’s brutal heat wave, the city’s newest sprayground opened Saturday at the Shot Tower Recreation Center in Queen Village. Sunday, Eyes on the…

    • Becher, Greenberger, Buffington

PHS Pops Up — this time on South Broad Street

Incorporating now-familiar design staples like "found" furniture, wood chips, and reused Flower Show display elements, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's latest Pop Up Garden received its official opening Wednesday afternoon. But although…

    • Civic Landscape PHL / I-95 - overview | courtesy of PHS
Eyes on the Street

PHS looks to seven sites as next generation civic landscapes

Imagine seeing a landform sculpture or a sea of patterned plantings from the sky as you come in to land at Philadelphia International Airport, intstead of the tangle of asphalt and…

    • logancircle

In Praise of Civic Horticulture

As University of Pennsylvania professor David Brownlee set the stage for last Friday's Civic Horticulture Conference, jointly presented by The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, audience members couldn't…

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