It's summertime in Philadelphia, which means you’re bound to come across one of the city's trendy beer gardens on a riverfront or rooftop. One of the newest additions to the plethora of outdoor watering holes is the 2016 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Pop-Up Garden at the Viaduct Rail Park.
"We are a destination spot — the epitome of the hidden garden, because you have to seek us out," said Sally Anderson, the pop-up's project manager and owner of Bloom Thyme Design & Gardens.
Tucked beneath the trestle at 10th and Hamilton Streets, the PHS pop-up garden is an amuse-bouche of sorts — to bring attention and buzz to what will become the Reading Viaduct Rail Park.
Friends of the Rail Park, a nonprofit organization, is advocating and fundraising to transform the abandoned viaduct above the pop-up garden into a 3-mile park with walkways, cycling paths, and gathering spaces.
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(Video produced by Lindsay Lazarski)