PHS Pop Up Garden Tours

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The alternating current arches that grace much of the Reading Viaduct. Photo by Liz Maillie.

In conjunction with the ongoing project, Pop Up Garden: An Exploration of the Philadelphia Rail Park, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) holds walking tours of the Viaduct neighborhood.

Viaduct Neighborhood Walking Tours
Led by ecologist Scott Quitel, founder of the LandHealth Institute, each two-hour tour will focus on urban ecology and the power of nature in the city.

These events are offered every other Wednesday, from June 15-September 21, 6 to 8 p.m. Register for a free walking tour here. See a full calendar of the Viaduct Neighborhood Walking Tours.>>

Friends of the Rail Park Walking Tours
Following along elevated and submerged section of the Rail Park, tour leaders investigate the history of the area and visions for its future. Each two-hour walking tour begins at 21st and Pennsylvania Avenue and concludes at the PHS Pop Up Garden at 10th and Hamilton Streets.

These events are offered every other Saturday, from June 25-August 13, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A $25 donation is suggested for each walking tour, please register for a tour here. See a full calendar of Friends of the Rail Park tours.>>

The PHS Pop Up Garden is a series of imaginative public installations and creative community interventions by local artists and historians that introduce audiences to the rich architectural heritage of the three-mile Philadelphia Rail Park.


Grants & Grantees

Built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, the Re-Place-ing Philadelphia project used art as a lens for viewing the city and its history.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Daniel Tucker is an artist, writer, and organizer who develops documentaries, publications, and events inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Pianist, composer/arranger, and educator Mike Holober serves as artistic director/conductor of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra and composer-in-residence with the Gotham Wind Symphony.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Jenny-Sayre Ramberg is the Director of Planning and Design, Exhibits/Design, at the National Aquarium, Baltimore. In 2015, she served as a panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents a day-long public forum exploring stories of displacement.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Libbie Hawes is the preservation director at Cliveden of the National Trust in Historic Germantown.

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This exhibition of contemporary art by seven artists serves as the complement to another exhibition of the library’s outstanding collection of Fraktur: Pennsylvania German folk artworks from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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We invited a group of artists and an organizational leader working to serve individuals with disabilities to discuss how art can offer new lenses through which to interpret people’s lived experiences.