The fourth annual South Philly Garden Tour, a self-guided exploration of the green spaces hidden in South Philly's concrete jungle, is just around the corner. As we count down to the big day, your friendly neighborhood co-op blog team is here to remind you of all the most crucial reasons why you should join us on Saturday, September 6, 1-4 p.m., for our biggest fundraiser of the year.
It's Garden Tour Eve! To celebrate this special made-up holiday, we're rounding up some truly wonderful press that the fourth annual South Philly Garden Tour has been garnering over the last few weeks. (And don't forget to grab your tickets today for only $20! They'll be $25 at the door tomorrow.)
First up, our local paper of record gave us some major love this week! Big thanks to reporter Bill Chenevert and the South Philly Review for coming to visit two of our 23 gardens and getting a taste of what #GardenTour14 is all about.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year made it into The Philadelphia Inquirer's weekend roundup in print, and philly.com's online.
KYW-Newsradio's Lauren Lipton spoke with Programming and Events Chairwoman Leigh Goldenberg about this year's tour for her "Positively Philadelphia" segment, which also appeared on The Daily Meal.
Speaking of local radio, the Garden Tour appeared in WHYY/Newsworks' weekly Entertainment Guide, sharing the stage with the Fringe Festival, Dilworth Plaza's grand opening and many more fun events. (But ours is the best.)
We've also gotten shout-outs on Curbed, PhillyMag, Uwishunu, Generocity, Green Philly Blog, the Examiner and more! Can't wait to see you tomorrow.
The Fourth Annual South Philly Garden Tour
Saturday, September 6, 1-4 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, September 7, 1-4 p.m.)
Check-in: Gold Star Park, 613 Wharton St.
The Garden Tour is the South Philly Food Co-op’s biggest annual fundraiser, with all proceeds directly supporting costs associated with opening a community-owned and -operated full-service grocery store. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Click here for more information about this year’s tour or to get your tickets today.