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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.

Screenshot 2023-03-12 at 3.15.46 PMThe garden is associated with the Neighborhood Gardens Trust. The Summer Winter Community Garden also actively supports Pennsylvania 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.

Our garden was recently featured in a demonstration of a “Bioblitz”. Find out more in this video.

Our beautiful garden is now home to another fantastic mosaic on the west shed. Watch the video to see this mosaic, designed and built by Karen Krivit, come to life.

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