5. You can see the fig tree that Mayor Nutter planted. It's actually bearing fruit that is a much healthier snack than the stuff preferred by a certain previous Philadelphia mayor. (Though, to Rendell's credit, he has lost a lot of weight since leaving office.) Twenty (twenty!) gardens all throughout South Philadelphia have signed on to be on the Tour which goes from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, September 10. Gardens range from individual backyards to community gardens to parks. You can visit all the gardens or just target a few since they’re all in a 5-mile radius (perfect for walking or biking). Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of, and can be purchased now at:
- Urban Jungle, 1526 E. Passyunk Avenue
- Grindcore House, 1515 S. 4th Street
- Ultimo Coffee Bar, 1900 S. 15th Street
- Online by clicking here.