The Little Garden That Could

Las Parcelas kitchen

To get to Las Parcelas via public transportation, you can take the El to the Dauphin Street stop and walk west along Dauphin Street. Take a left on Palethorpe. The Young Friends will meet in the garden in the middle of the block on the west side.

If you are looking to garden in a gem of place, PHS Young Friends are looking for volunteers for a work day at the gorgeous and unique Las Parcelas gardens of Norris Square in North Philadelphia on Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will learn about the amazing history of Las Parcelas, located on the 2100 block of N. Howard Street. The group will go find some tasty local food afterward. To RSVP, please send an e-mail to

PHS Young Friends is a vibrant group of adults age 40 and under who share a common interest in greening and the positive impact it has on the Philadelphia region. They attend educational programs, participate in planting and related activities and meet new friends at networking events. While supporting and caring for the community, they have a lot of fun in the process. Check them out on Facebook.

Casita 32AYou don’t have to be a member of PHS to become a Young Friend, but PHS membership offers several perks including tickets to the Flower Show. Proceeds of the Flower Show go to PHS’s outreach programs including Philadelphia Green, the largest urban greening program in the country. 

 PHS memberships include:

  • Complimentary ticket(s) to the Philadelphia International Flower Show (Subscriber level excluded)
  • Special discounts in the Show Marketplace and Flower Show Shoppe
  • Reduced admission to PHS events and programs
  • Discounts at local garden centers and nurseries

For more on membership, go here.

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