Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day at the PHS Pop Up Garden

-Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) invites people to visit the newly-opened PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street this May to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and the arrival of warm weather. Guests can enjoy a gorgeous, floral setting with delicious food and drinks that serves as the perfect backdrop for a festive celebration of family and culture.

Food and drink menus are provided this year by Philadelphia restaurants Cantina Los Caballitos and Khyber Pass Pub.

Starting on May 5, new Cinco de Mayo offerings will be available for the month of May. New dishes will include Elote — Mexican street corn made with chipotle mayo, queso fresco, and chili powder, Mexican Hot Dogs (vegan and regular) served with bacon, crumbled queso fresco or vegan mozzarella, pico, pickled jalapeño, and mayo, and Chicken Achiote Tacos made with slow-roasted pulled chicken, cilantro, and onion. Even after the holiday is over, guests can enjoy new meals like Al Pastor Tacos, which will be available later in the month.

For Mother’s Day, $8 glasses of rosé will also be available to purchase alongside of new offerings such as Mexican Shrimp CocktailLemony Artichoke and Herb Hummus, and the Nashville Hot Chicken Wrap, making a tasty meal for the whole family.

New to the garden this year, guests can book private group spaces for friends and family. These spaces are a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, birthdays, and anniversaries in floral beauty with tailored food and beverage options. Interested groups of 20 or more can visit PHSOnline.org to learn more about booking a private space.

Once inside the garden, visitors will be met with a sea of vibrant purple, pink, and orange plants and bulbs that will be a feast for the eyes and add to the warm atmosphere of spring. Plants to look out for include Allium ‘Purple Sensation’, Digitalis ‘Excelsior Hybrid’ Tiarella ‘Sugar and Spice’ and Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ among others. “The garden always has something blooming with successional layered plantings and was designed to always offer something new for guests to visually explore throughout the season,” says Leah Blanton, Project Manager of Public Landscapes at PHS. No matter when guests come to visit, the South Street Pop Up Garden will be an experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

Safety is of the utmost importance to PHS, and the Pop Up Garden follows CDC-recommended guidelines. PHS has set guidelines within the space in accordance with city and CDC recommendations for safe social distancing at restaurants. These guidelines can be found on our website: www.phsonline.org/popups. PHS’s health and safety requirements will continue to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of our guests, staff, and community. With that, processes may change and will be posted on the PHS website and social media accounts.

The Pop Up Garden at South Street
1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday through Sunday from 12 noon – 10 p.m.

For the most current information on hours, menu, safety guidelines, inclement weather plans, and more, visit http://www.phsonline.org/popups. Follow PHS Pop Up Gardens all season with @phspopupgardens on Facebook and Instagram.

The 2021 Pop Up Garden at South Street is sponsored by Solo Real EstateKetel One Botanical,  and Seedlip.

Solo Real Estate is a Philadelphia-based real estate company, as part of its continued efforts to encourage environmental stewardship and invest in neighborhoods throughout the city. Solo Real Estate will also be sponsoring plant, seed, and flower bulb giveaways at this garden location throughout the season.

Ketel One Botanical vodka is distilled with real botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences. Ketel One Botanical uses real ingredients with no sugar, no artificial sweeteners and no artificial flavors in three varieties. Pick your Botanical — Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose and add club soda for a deliciously fresh taste experience. 

Seedlip is on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options. Ultimately, regardless of why you’re not drinking, we’re proud to offer you choices of flavorful, sophisticated, adult options

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization founded in 1827, plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. PHS delivers this impact through comprehensive greening and engagement initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods; an expansive network of public gardens and landscapes; year-round learning experiences; and the nation’s signature gardening event, the Philadelphia Flower Show. PHS provides everyone with opportunities to garden for the greater good as a participant, member, donor, or volunteer. For information and to support this work, please visit PHSonline.org.

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