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Top garden recommendations from locals

Sculpture Garden
“Mosaics bloom at this fantasy-like art showplace, presenting and preserving the work of artist Isaiah Zagar. Visitors can take a tour or attend a mosaic workshop led by the artist himself, a player in the South Street community since the 1960s.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Park
“ The new trails and walkways are friendly for bikes and pedestrians and take you right along the river ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Garden
“A secret hideaway right in the city. A great spot for kayaks, row boats, walking trails and fishing.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Shofuso, also known as Japanese House and Garden, is a traditional 17th century-style Japanese house and garden located in Philadelphia's West Fairmount Park on the site of the Centennial Exposition of 1876. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Garden
“Not many people seem to know about this place. It's free and open to the public, with walking trails, demonstration gardens, and a proper English-style fountain area with beautiful lawns for picnics, etc. Such a perfect place for a sunny day! Easily accessible by bike or car. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“An outdoor beer garden run by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society. A fun place to have a beer and relax. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Neat spot to check out with an old Japanese House relocated to this spot with a koi pond outside.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Garden
“Another place that understands how to make a great cocktail. Dim lights, an outdoor patio, and smart conversations. Try the Pisco Sour.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Playground
“Great little kid park in a quiet neighborhood. It's quiet and tucked away between some small streets.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Public Art
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Amazing green riverside area with dog park, regular park, walk/bike trails. Leads up into Fairmount Park which is the best park in the city.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Garden
“The Bryn Athyn Historic District includes three family residences—father John Pitcairn’s Beaux-Arts mansion, Cairnwood, and sons Harold and Raymond’s residences, Cairncrest and Glencairn, respectively—and the renowned Bryn Athyn Cathedral. All were constructed between 1892 and 1938. The Bryn Athyn Historic District was designated as a National Historic Landmark on October 6, 2008.”
  • 1 local recommends
Sculpture Garden
“The Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, sometimes referred to as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, is a war memorial located in Washington Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”
  • 1 local recommends