The PHS Pop-Up Garden Returns This Summer With Multiple Locations

Last year, the PHS Pop-Up Garden bloomed on South Street. This year, the pop-up has plans to return to several different spaces — Graduate Hospital, East Passyunk and (fingers crossed) Logan Square. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

It’s no secret that Philly residents love to hang outside with a beer in hand: Pop-up beer gardens bloomed all over the city last summer and this summer is no different.

This year, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden is back and bigger than ever with multiple pop-up beer gardens in Philadelphia.

The pop-up gardens will be equipped with the greenery, beer, cocktails and food that you know and love from last year’s beer garden, but each beer garden will have it’s own neighborhood flair, too.

The gardens will be located in multiple locations in Center City and South Philly — in space of last year’s pop-up on South Street West at 1438 South Street, in East Passyunk at 829 Wharton Street and a third possible location in Logan Square in the courtyard of 3 Logan Square at 17th and Cherry Streets.

The South Street West and East Passyunk locations are in the works for an opening the first week of June (but may open as early as Memorial Day weekend, depending upon the construction schedule), and the Logan Square edition remains to be determined.

South Street West

The PHS Pop-Up Garden will return to its home from last year — at 1438 South Street — with a new design, new beer and new food items. This year’s pop up will styled under the theme of Bohemian flair and promises wood trellis, clustered container gardens and small rooms for public and private use.

On the greener side of things, the pop-up garden will bloom with banana trees, large palm trees, ferns, vines, bromeliads and more.

For food and drinks, be on the look out for special sandwiches and hot dogs, a pretzel and cheese dip plate, fruit and cheese from Dietz & Watson and a beer menu curated by Barren Hill Brewery. The beer garden will also be pouring Garden Variety Wit by Barren Hill, a PHS pop-up garden exclusive beer. Beyond Barren Hill pours, guests can look forward to Wyndridge Farm Hard Cider, Free Will Brewing, Ommegang Brewery and more.

PHS Pop-Up Garden
Each PHS Pop-Up Garden will call on food and drinks from a local restaurant and bar for its summer season.
(Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)

East Passyunk

The East Passyunk pop-up garden will be located directly across from Pat’s and just down the street from Geno’s at 829 Wharton Street. The brand-new beer garden will be styled with a “hipster vibe” with decor made of recycled bicycle parts, permeable pavers, reclaimed wood and plantings like tobacco plants, honey locust trees, agastache and more.

Throughout the space, guests will find bean bag chairs, poufs and stadium seating. Guests can look forward to a food and drink menu curated by the folks behind Cantina los Caballitos, Royal Tavern and Triangle Tavern in addition to Italian plates that will serve as a nod to the neighborhood’s roots. Brews will flow from 12 taps, and cocktails, frozen punch and wine will be available, too.

Stay tuned for more as the PHS Pop-Up Gardens sprout for the summer.

PHS Pop-Up Gardens

When: Opening Early-June
Where: 1438 South Street, 3 Logan Square (rumored) and 829 Wharton Street
Cost: Pay as you go


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