Field Trip: Urban Jungle

When I went to Philadlephia last weekend, I made a side trip to Urban Jungle with fellow garden bloggers Robin Horton and Laura Matthews.

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Urban Jungle's open garage door entry

Located in the Passyunk section of South Philly, the three year old organic garden center has embraced its creative neighborhood and its limited footprint.  The storefront features two vertical gardens that even in early March were beautiful in the winter foliage colors.

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A display of fun containers art and books

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Painted concrete floor

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A recycled display table

Using the industrial street level space as for pots, accessories and books, the actual nursery is on the roof.

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Rooftop nursery getting set up for spring

As someone used to large country gardens, one of things that struck me was that everything was on smaller scale…perfect for a city garden.  Go to Urban Jungle next time you’re in Philadelphia…it’s worth a visit.

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: Garden Centers, Gardens, organic, Philadelphia

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