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A Place to Grow in Powelton Village

The Summer Winter Community Garden

The Summer Winter Community Garden is one of the oldest community gardens in Philadelphia. It is located in the Powelton Village section of the city, near Drexel University. The name of the gardens is derived from nearby Summer and Winter streets.
It is run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of its members. The Summer Winter Community Gardens provide sustenance, beauty and a sense of calm within its confines.

The land is owned by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority from whom the Neighborhood Gardens Association leases the land on behalf of the gardeners.The Summer Winter Community Garden also actively supports Philadelphia Horticultural Society City Harvest, a program to grow food for Philadelphia’s hungry.

Gardeners maintain their own plot and may grow what they wish. Gardeners must also help maintain common space, including the borders and paths, by participating in weeding and other maintenance needs. Volunteer to help sustain the garden at regularly scheduled work days. See a list of upcoming Work Days

PHS Award

2013 PHS Award

The Summer Winter Community Garden was recognized by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society in 2013. Congrats to all gardeners for contributing to this award winning effort.



An all-volunteer executive committee provides guidance on the fiscal and physical needs of the Gardens. Learn about Garden Policies


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