First Pics: PHS pop-up garden now open at 9th and Wharton

We already shared with you pictures of this year’s South Street pop-up garden, now here’s a look at the 9th and Wharton garden across from Pat’s King of Steaks.


The garden opened over the weekend, but the official grand opening wasn’t until Tuesday, June 2.



This pop-up garden is very different from the South Street garden’s setup. Instead of a large amount of greenery, this space is more open and utilizes a lot of recycled materials.



Throughout the garden you’ll see recycled materials including things like bike wheels, toys and wood, utilized in different ways.



The centerpieces for the tables include toy animals with succulents inside of them and things like plants in bowls made from vinyl records.



This garden is run by David Frank and Stephen Simons, who are also the owners of the newly-reopened Triangle Tavern, Cantina and Royal Tavern.



The drink menu for this pop-up garden consists of beers, cocktails and wine. As far as food goes, you can try out Italian-influenced dishes from chef Travis Messman.

Who wouldn’t want to play a giant game of Jenga?

You might recognize this 9th and Wharton lot from some other recent news coverage, too. A new location and funding is being sought for the mural featuring South Philly’s music and film stars and this lot is also the potential home for a four-story development project. In addition to all of that, don’t forget to check out on of the art reproduction as part of Inside Out posted on the fencing surrounding the garden.



This pop-up garden is open from noon to 10 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, noon through midnight on Friday, 2 p.m. through midnight on Saturday, and noon through 10 p.m. on Sunday.


Although you can hang out at the garden during those hours, seven days a week this summer, there are more limited hours for the food and drink at the garden. Food and drink will be served here from 5 p.m. through 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. through midnight on Friday and Saturday, and noon through 10 p.m. on Sunday.