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Garden Tour Countdown Continues! Historic English-Style Garden in Golden Slipper Land

English Style Garden in South PhillyNo one will likely confuse South Philadelphia for the rolling hills of Oxfordshire, but that didn’t stop Historic City Gardens, a decade-old organization that creates unique “concept gardens” in order to help make Philly more green, from planting an English-style garden a stone’s throw from the Mummers’ golden-slippered stomping grounds. In fact, it was the Joker’s Mummers Club, along with other volunteers and neighbors that helped with creating the garden, after an earlier one deteriorated. This English style garden’s design was inspired by frilly women's fashions, which is suggested by the tiered nearly symmetrical layout and the use of red, yellow and lavender pink flowers, as well as woody plants. See this and other neighborhood gardens on the Second Annual South Philly Food Co-op Garden Tour, on Sat., Sept. 8, 2012 (raindate Sun., Sept. 9, 2012) from 1-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or at these locations: Urban Jungle, 1526 E. Passyunk Avenue Ultimo Coffee, 1900 South 15th St., Grindcore House, 1515 S. 4th St. The Garden Tour will be a self-guided ticketed event, and will feature over 20 public and private gardens throughout South Philadelphia. Participating gardens will have their doors/gates open for the duration of the event, and will have someone available to greet visitors, show them around and answer questions. This is one of many fundraisers that will help us raise the funds for a site analysis of potential store locations. Help us make it a success - buy tickets for yourself, your friends and your family! And, if you haven't yet joined, meet some of our member-owners and please consider joining now!