Hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, this family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Navy Yard parade grounds on Broad Street, and is the perfect time to become a member of the region’s leading organization for building beauty and community through horticulture.
PHS members and anyone who joins the PHS family at the festival will be entitled to discounts throughout the event, including free plants at the Plant Dividend tent. Additional member benefits include tickets to the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Lights, Camera, Bloom.”
The beer garden will be open on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will serve beer from Yards Brewing Company.
This year’s festival will include the Franklin Flea, a curated, upscale collection of vendors selling vintage and handmade items and great food. The PHS City Harvest Market will offer a wide variety of fresh produce from local gardens. There will also be DIY demonstrations. Young ones will be kept busy at the PHS Kids Zone, a space filled with a variety of races, crafts, and activities to entertain and engage children.
The Fall Festival Marketplace will feature plants, tools, garden accessories, home décor, craft items and keepsakes from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. Visitors can also stop by the PHS Store for an assortment of exceptional plants and products from PHS Meadowbrook Farm in Abington Township. Choose from a colorful selection of vegetables, flowers, and plants for fall.
Gardeners can show off their own prized produce in the Fall Festival’s harvest-time contests. They can compete in “Garden Giants,” a showcase for beautiful, large tomatoes, squash, and other veggies. Or they can create a stunning arrangement of seasonal flowers, vegetables, fruit, and herbs for the “Garden Bounty” contest.