By: Jamie McFadden“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
Here’s a toast to a new friend that we met in July who quickly became our best friend. Although you started with a wee bit of controversy… we were happy to join you all summer long. Thank you for the memories: the star-lit movie screenings, acoustic Tuesdays, Visit Philly’s Beer Garden Series and countless food samplings throughout the summer. Cheers to you for just always being there when we needed an escape from the hustle and bustle. I speak for all 50,000 of your friends when I say I’m going to miss you dearly. Your absence will leave a vacant lot in our hearts.
You connected all of us to the South Street West Community. Each visit we made, each beer we drank and every pin we lovingly purchased, supported the very special PHS City Harvest program. Thank you dear garden for all your beauty and thank you South Street West Community for welcoming PHS into your amazing neighborhood.. For this we are eternally grateful.
Luckily, for all of us we have ONE FINAL week with you, our beloved PHS Pop Up Garden. Just seven short days to celebrate the garden and rehash a summer’s worth of memories. Blocktober Fest kicks off this farewell tour on Saturday, October 11th followed by NFL Sunday, live music on Tuesday and a final goodbye on Sunday, October 19th.
Let’s all raise a glass, our phones and cheers to just one more week of beer, food trucks, garden selfies, acoustic tunes, hammock laying and just relaxing in the wonderment of the PHS Pop Up Garden. Visit the garden until October 19th and show your love for the garden that loves you back.
Just for fun, submit photos of the garden on Twitter and Instagram by tagging #PHSPopUpGarden and you will be entered to win two tickets to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show! And who knows, maybe the next great pop up is just around the corner.