PHS welcomes fall with new Pop Up Garden events, activities and menu items


PHOTO ABOVE: A couple enjoys a meal at Manayunk Pop-Up Garden. (Photo/Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has announced an exciting lineup of upcoming events and activities at its two PHS Pop Up Gardens in Manayunk and on South Street for the fall season. Come enjoy these fall festivities before the Pop Up Gardens close for the season on October 31st.

Both Pop Up Garden locations will feature new foods and beverages as we transition into cooler, cooler fall weather, and enjoy the colorful transition of fall foliage. Customers can expect plenty of hearty bites and snacks, seasonal spices, and delicious flavors of autumn beer and cider, all of which will be posted online at: in the next weeks.

At the South Street Pop Up Garden, stop by on September 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Barktoberfest! This event will be held in conjunction with Von Trapp Brewing Company and will be filled with prizes and contests for you and your canine friends, such as mug holding and a lederhosen costume contest for the puppies, as well as special dog treats. from Amelie’s Bark Shop.

One of the plant swapping events held all season at the South Street Pop-Up Garden location. (Photo/Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)

The event will also feature adoptable dogs from Morris Animal Refuge and raise funds for the shelter and their impactful work. For the humans in tow, this event will feature plenty of food and drink specials, including Bavarian pretzels and bratwurst, as well as $5 drinks.

Throughout the fall season at South Street, visit the garden to participate in macrame workshops, plant exchanges and giveaways, and a special Garden Party on October 2. This Garden Party will include a classical music concert by rising star soloists and chamber ensembles from the classical music mentorship program, Astral. WRTI 90.1FM will provide musical facilities for an impressive line-up of young talent, including violin and cello duo AKRAI, saxophonist Valentin Kovalev, oboist Mitchell Kuhn and mandolin and domra musician Ekaterina Skliar. Stop, soak up the ambiance and atmosphere of the garden, and listen to the up-and-coming classical musicians of Philadelphia.

Some of the delicious food and drinks offered at the two pop-up venues. (Photo/Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)

Visit the Manayunk site for Oktoberfest celebrations from September 29 to October 2. Kicking off the fun and festivities on September 29 is Dragtoberfest, sponsored by Ommegang. This event will feature special drag performances by Astala Vista, Poochie, Venus Mystique, Lucy Moth and Monika Polanco, and will be hosted by Stefani Steele. On September 30, Manayunk will host Polkadelphia, a celebration of Bavarian culture with a traditional Oompah band, beer tastings and giveaways.

The fall fun continues October 1 with music from the Paul Green Rock Academy, prizes and giveaways, delicious Oktoberfest beer samples, and free pumpkin and face painting for kids all day. day, all sponsored by Twisted Tea. Wrapping up the celebration on October 2, guests can celebrate the fall season with their four-legged friends at Dogtoberfest Yappy Hour with Brixxy & Co. This fun, Fido-friendly event sponsored by DogFish Head and Sam Adams will feature featuring delicious Oktoberfest beer and food specials, prizes, giveaways and promotions, plus musical performances hosted by Philly’s famous brass band, SNACKTIME.

For Halloween lovers, the Manayunk Pop Up Garden will host special Halloween events including a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live shadow cast featuring The Transducer Players and Brittany Lynn as Dr. Frank N Furter on October 13 at 7 p.m.

Whether you’re a plant lover looking for hands-on training and enrichment, or just want to enjoy the social vibe and lush fall foliage of both gardens, you won’t want to miss a visit. PHS Pop Up gardens before the end of their seasonal operations on October 31.

For more information on the PHS pop-up gardens or to register for one of the events, please visit:

PHS pop-up garden locations and times

Manayunk Pop Up Garden – 106 Jamestown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127


Monday – Wednesday – 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday – 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday – 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday – 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

South Street Pop Up Garden – 1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Monday – Wednesday – 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday – 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday – 11:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


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