12. Kids can do the tour for FREE! That’s right. Now, not only do the little ones get you a fat tax credit from the federal government, they can also come along and take pictures of you with the fig tree planted by Mayor Nutter AND you won’t have to pay for them.
Twenty (twenty!) gardens all throughout South Philadelphia have signed on to be on the Tour which goes from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, September 10. Gardens range from individual backyards to community gardens to parks. You can visit all the gardens or just target a few since they’re all in a 5-mile radius (perfect for walking or biking).
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of, and can be purchased now at:
- Urban Jungle, 1526 E. Passyunk Avenue
- Grindcore House, 1515 S. 4th Street
- Ultimo Coffee Bar, 1900 S. 15th Street
- Online by clicking here.
Check-in will begin at 10:30am on Saturday at Urban Jungle (1526 E. Passyunk) where you can also purchase tickets if you haven’t gotten them by then.
Following the Tour, participants are invited to the Cantina (East Passyunk Ave and Morris St.) for an after party from 3pm to 5pm. Anyone with their Garden Tour ticket will receive 20 percent off food and drinks. We’ll see you on the Tour!
Our goal is to sell at least 100 tickets. We can only do this if you dig deep and pull out a twenty (or two) at one of the locations below and purchase a ticket. (Heck, the food and drink specials alone make it a worthwhile purchase.)